A question for Steepsters on the wording “oakiness”.
A question for Steepsters on the wording “oakiness”. I sampled Revolution Breakfast Tea (Boston Tea Party Blend) by Metropolitan Tea Company for a review on Steepster.com and I found in the tea’s descriptor the wordings: Malty and full-bodied with hints of floral flavor and a touch of oakiness…
How to better understand oakiness?
In explaining “oakiness” let me count the many nuances to be found in the wording…
Oakiness to me is …
Oakiness to me is – a woodsy flavor, natural tasting, like whiskey casked in oak barrels that takes in the flavor of oak, woody.
What is YW? Will do perhaps?
I always regret communicating with Steepster and others. So I should refrain and look only for response to question. Thank you again, i always take things wrongly somehow. It is an illness, not able to cure it.
I am guessing that YW means:
Your Welcome. I have not seen that one before, but it makes sense after someone says thank you.
I also agree with oakiness. I often think of scotch.
I tend to use a the more generic ‘wood-y’ rather than ‘oaky’. For me it’s that sort of slightly astringent, very dark sort of flavour that dark oolongs in particular can have. Perhaps, for me, it’s a little more to do with an association than an actual flavour. I wouldn’t know about the whisky associations others have mentioned, as I don’t like alcohol much at all.
Yeah. It’s kind of like wood, dark, old. It’s like long walks in old forests. If I were to use the word “oaky,” I’d be thinking about darkness, the trees blocking the light, bare feet feeling their way in the half-lit woods over sticks and twigs and rocks.
If, on the other hand, I were to use the word, I dunno, “pine-y,” it would be a bit ligher in color, maybe with a hint of mintiness, a bit more sunshine coming through.
I don’t know anything about the whiskey similarities, though, as I’ve never tried it.