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Oh man, when I saw this in the samples from Kawaii433, after seeing some pretty ecstatic notes for this tea, I knew I was ESPECIALLY in for a treat! THANKS SO MUCH, Kawaii433! The tasting notes ain’t lying. This oolong is layer upon layer of lusciousness. This is absolute extreme sticky rice. Upon steeping, it imparts a sticky rice scent to the entire room. It keeps giving and giving. The oolong itself seems to lend to the sticky rice flavor, like the oolong itself is buttery and milky. It tastes like the most buttery of popcorn to me. Sweet, never astringent. Even when I mistakenly waited for 20 minutes for the water to cool on the second steep, even though I only waited 16 minutes on the first steep, the flavor was intense when it should have been weaker with the cooler temperature. Each steep was very consistent. The FIFTH steep almost had the flavor strength of a typical sticky rice oolong’s first steep. Whoa. This will probably be a cupboard essential for me when I finish some teas! So yeah, this is easily one of the best teas I’ve ever had.
Steep #1 // 1 teaspoon for a full mug // 16 minutes after boiling // 1 1/2 minute steep
Steep #2 // 20 minutes after boiling // 2 minute steep
Steep #3 // 10 min after boiling // 2 min
Steep #4 // 4 min after boiling // 3 min
Steep #5 // just boiled (not full mug) // 3 min

Also finished Lupicia’s Framboise Chocolat (2019 Sipdowns: 5)

Flavors: Butter, Cream, Kettle Corn, Milk, Popcorn, Rice

Cameron B.

I agree, definitely buttery popcorn!

Kawaii433

Best Sticky Rice Oolong so far. I always keep it in stock should any of you ever need more <3.

tea-sipper

For sure. I definitely don’t feel the need to search out any other sticky rice oolong!

Kawaii433

The two sticky rice favorites that stopped my sticky rice searching were 1) Thailand ‘Jin Xuan’ Sticky Rice Oolong Tea and 2) For sticky rice pu’er, Mandala’s Rice Aroma.

tea-sipper

Definitely and thanks for sharing both of those with me. :D

CrowKettle

I second Kawaii433’s top two Sticky Rice teas. I consider both to be essential to maintaining a healthy tea cupboard ecosystem. :)

tea-sipper

haha, yes, some teas are like that.. or it just ain’t a tea cupboard!

Kittenna

Dang this sounds good.

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Cameron B.

I agree, definitely buttery popcorn!

Kawaii433

Best Sticky Rice Oolong so far. I always keep it in stock should any of you ever need more <3.

tea-sipper

For sure. I definitely don’t feel the need to search out any other sticky rice oolong!

Kawaii433

The two sticky rice favorites that stopped my sticky rice searching were 1) Thailand ‘Jin Xuan’ Sticky Rice Oolong Tea and 2) For sticky rice pu’er, Mandala’s Rice Aroma.

tea-sipper

Definitely and thanks for sharing both of those with me. :D

CrowKettle

I second Kawaii433’s top two Sticky Rice teas. I consider both to be essential to maintaining a healthy tea cupboard ecosystem. :)

tea-sipper

haha, yes, some teas are like that.. or it just ain’t a tea cupboard!

Kittenna

Dang this sounds good.

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Hi! I love tea and trying new ones – it adds a bit of variety to my day! Books, music, TV & movies are my thing… and tea, of course.

Some of my favorite tea shops (still operating):
birdandblendtea.com
teavivre.com
52teas.com
svtea.com
harney.com
angrytearoom.com
Dammann Freres
Yunnan Sourcing
fusionteas.com
aquartertotea.com
AprTea.com
Javateaco.com
Lupicia
eco-cha.com
justea.com
singleoriginteas.com
teasenz.com
tealyra.com
whisperingpinestea.com
mandala
Teajo
verdanttea.com
thenecessiteas.com
Davidstea

Favorite tea shops (RIP):
butikiteas.com
steapshoppe.com
steepcityteas.com
dellaterrateas.com
zentealife.com
theteamerchant.net
joysteaspoon.com
tealiciousllc.com
Rivertea
Specialteas

My icon photo is Richard Mayhew from the graphic novel ‘Neverwhere’ by Neil Gaiman, Mike Carey & Glenn Fabry.

Most of the teas listed in my cupboard are actually sample sizes. I don’t really have 2,000 ounces of tea around here! Many of my teas have only one teaspoon left… maybe two. But I like keeping them in my cupboard list for reference to what I could be sipping. Usually, I write tasting notes once for each tea. I’m still drinking them, just not writing tasting notes each time!

My dislikes: hibiscus, ginger (unless in chai), turmeric, bee pollen, charcoal type flavors

My ratings:
95-100 – Super awesome deliciousness favorites – cupboard essential
80-95 – Also pretty delicious
65-80 – Pretty good
50-65 – Okay
1-50 – Probably won’t want to sip it again

I’m planning on being a Steepsterer as long as there IS a Steepster, so if you’re not hearing from me, that means something happened to my health… if you know what I mean. :D

Happy sipping!

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