I finally stock piled for winter, and I had to try this one based on so many recommendations. Well, every single review on here is accurate. Generally, the tea is on the weaker side taking a while to steep or very little water for flavor. Butterscotch was obvious in the dry leaf scent and for the lick of water that I rinsed in five seconds. The actual steep took around 8 minutes in 10 ounces of water to get the flavor. it really does have a weird butterscotch taste followed by a really powerful lemon curd sweetness, almost developing tart tones.
Like Amanda says, this really does not taste like a usual oolong, and more so like the love child of black and green. Although oolong IS the black green between fermentation, this one does not really have oolong notes. The malty background of the butterscotch is distinctly a black flavor profile while the lemon curd is something that I’d expect more out of a green tea. Those tastes are what I like about those two teas though. As it over steeps, the less like an oolong it tastes which is unfortunate.
Since this tea is weaker, it is an ideal pick for travel. I won’t take the same artful care as a loose leaf and I really can’t gracefully on the go. Also, it really does not need sugar though some honey might compliment the natural flavors.
The oolong did not really become my go to. It almost did and I’m really glad to have it and to have tried it, but honestly, I slightly prefer Touch Organics oolong because it tastes like an oolong. Will this tea be incredibly useful across Campus? Yes, but not my preferred. It remains as a solid staple.
Flavors: Butterscotch, Custard, Lemon, Lemon Zest, Pastries, Tart, Tea