1040 Tasting Notes
I got this as a sample with my Butiki order. I only have enough for one cup, so I was really careful to measure the water, and steep according to directions.
I thought it was a bit weak at first, then added some rock sugar (ok more than I thought it should need) and that definitely brought out more of the flavors. It’s sweet and tastes of maple syrup, I can taste the pecans (maybe just a hint of bitter from the nuts).
This isn’t my fav tea, but it’s not bad either.
This one smells just like the name suggests. I found the flavor to be less pronounced than it smells. The flavor was more at the end, and as an after taste. I found this a little strange, and I’m not sure I liked it. As the tea cooled, the flavor did come more forward, but I’m not sure about this one, will have to try it again.
I have been desperately seeking a replacement for the discontinued “Creamy Nut Oolong” from Teaopia. While this isn’t it, it is getting closer than some others oolongs I’ve tried. This is more nutty/woodsy than Quangzhou Milk Oolong from Davids Tea, but still not as much as I would like. This has just a hint of caramel, really more just a hint of sweet than caramel. I will drink this, it’s not bad, just does not compare to my much loved Creamy Nut Oolong. The search continues.
Disappointed. This is another tea that I don’t think is bad, just not named correctly. I think this should be called apple crumble. It’s heavy on the apple and cinnamon, light on the nut flavor. All in all this is enjoyable to drink but if you are looking for a “nutty” tea, this isn’t it. At least not for me.
I think inexperience is hitting me again. This is not quite what I was expecting. My limited experience with Oolong has been with flavored ones. I was expecting this to be more “woody” and less “grassy”. The leaves are beautiful when unfurled, and the tea is light and delicate, but like I said maybe a bit too grassy for my tastes. I think I would prefer an oolong that is more toasted? not sure of the right word, but this one is too green for me. I don’t think it’s bad, just not what I was expecting.