1120 Tasting Notes
This tea has some sentimental value for me. It was one of the first straight teas that I tried, and for sure the first straight oolong…I have been hooked ever since! I remember saying to my tea friend (that has since moved away) “who would want to drink a tea that tastes like flowers, butter, and spinach?” Oh man, I was naive! Lol. That was probably about 6 years ago, before I joined Steepster and began my tea obsession!
There are much higher quality milk oolongs (I’m looking at you Mandala Tea), but I enjoy this one as well. It doesn’t deserve my previous 97 rating though, because it isn’t THAT good.
Resteep 7 minutes.
I love a good Assam. This is malty with just a little bit of fruit in the background. I can see this getting astringent very easily though, so I went easy on the steeping. I’m sure it would take milk and sugar well, if I drank my tea that way (but I don’t usually).
I love coconut so of course I was suckered in to buying this one. It is a little too sweet for me. Why does DAVIDsTEA need to add so much sweetener to their teas lately? If I want it sweeter, I will add my own, thank you very much :/
It is a bit creamy due to the white chocolate perhaps and I see where they are going with the pie…the buttery oolong…but it’s just not quite there.
I much prefer the Chocolate Macaroon or whatever it’s called over this one.
Steepster, stop eating my notes…I know I reviewed this one within the last month but the note is gone. Oh well.
I think age has had a bit of an effect on this tea because it it a lot lighter than I remember it being. Or maybe it’s my memory that is fading! ;) The pumpkin is still there and I get a bit of the creme brûlée. I won’t have any problems finishing this one off anyway because it’s still tasty.
Sipdown. I finished this one up as a latte today. I only had 1.5 tsp left though, so it was on the weaker side but it was still good. I am surprised how well this tea stood up to time—this tea is from November 2014.
I usually like to brew this one for 4 minutes but for lattes, I usually brew for 5 minutes.
Resteep 7 minutes.
Sample taken from GCTTB5
A bit artificial in my opinion. It also turned a bit bitter, but that was my fault. The timer went off (I always set a timer or else I forget about the tea), and I got distracted by the kids. So, I oversteeped—-maybe 5 minutes or so instead of the 3 minutes the website recommends. Oops, I have enough for one more cup, so I will try some other time.