You know, I’m so overwhelmed by samples that I totally forgot I had a whole bunch of them from DAVIDs! I got one of the sampler packs in the cute little tins, I forget which one but it has an absolutely gorgeous leaf design on the front. Classy! I’ve been working my way through them slowly, and decided it was about time to try them all out. This one was up first, since it smells like pudding which is never a bad thing.
I cold brewed this for 12 hours, even though the weather is getting a little chilly and perhaps it’s time to move back to warm teas. It was 75 this afternoon and it seemed hot in comparison to what we’ve been getting in NY! Fall really is pretty much here. Then again I drink iced tea in the dead of winter.
This tea reminds me a LOT of Silk Dragon and Mandarin Silk, both in appearance and taste. It’s got that pudding-like quality, though with the Silk Dragon it was more like delicate vanilla cupcakes. Here it’s POW vanilla right in the face, and sadly it’s a hair artificial. Not enough to ruin the cup, but I definitely prefer the other variations of this that I’ve tried. I mean, it’s still good, and if I hadn’t had Silk Dragon I’d probably rate it a lot higher, but… vanilla oolongs have been spoiled for me! Silk Dragon is the one.