Thought I’d revisit my lowest rated tea tonight to see if I could improve on it at all. I see that last time I broke down and added sugar to the tea, because it felt a bit bitter to me—especially as it cooled down. I also suggested to myself to reduce my measurement back down to 0.5 tsp on my next experiment.
So, for tonight’s experiment I followed my advice, and also I thought I’d add both milk and sugar this time to see what happens. While much of the internet seems to see this as a grave error when it comes to oolong, I figure what’s the harm in adulterating a tea that I’m not entirely fond of anyway. Maybe it’ll make it better in my eyes lol… I otherwise tried to follow directions to steep at 90C for 3 minutes.
You know, with the added milk and sugar, I’m actually really digging this drink. If rice pudding were made a drink – this would be it! You know the stuff that’s made from rice, milk, sugar, and raisins? Yea, that’s exactly the taste I’m now getting from this tea and it’s really nice. So nice in fact that I’m going to rate this up because it’s so tasty. Goodbye 60 rating, hello 80 rating!
Would I buy this again? I’m thinking yes now. If it’s still available when I next buy from this company, I’m totally adding it to my order. With the milk and sugar this makes for a liquid dessert.
Updated cup count (12 oz) from 8g sampler size: 3. Still a bunch more tea in the sampler, but I think I’m done experimenting. I’ve found my preferred flavour!