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 …

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Azzrian said

Oakiness to me is – a woodsy flavor, natural tasting, like whiskey casked in oak barrels that takes in the flavor of oak, woody.

Thank you! Keep it coming…more answers.

Azzrian said


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.

Azzrian said

YW is your welcome.

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Spot52 select said

I am guessing that YW means:
Your Welcome. I have not seen that one before, but it makes sense after someone says thank you.

No Worries!!!!

I also agree with oakiness. I often think of scotch.

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Angrboda said

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.

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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.

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gmathis said

Ever go for a walk in the woods in the fall after a rain when there’s a good two-inch carpet of fallen leaves on the ground? Oakiness.

Azzrian said

Beautiful description – agreed!

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