18 Tasting Notes
This is a great tea to introduce to those unfamiliar with teas outside of the Lipton bags! The fact that this is not a flavored tea is what really makes it something special. I have friends who have been turned on to loose leaf tea after trying this one. The milk oolong can withstand 12 steepings (my bladder will not allow me to go for thirteen) and transform itself slightly with each one. It smells like a toffee and has a buttery texture to it. Overall this is a great tea for those looking for something a bit sweet but without all the calories!
This is my favorite tea right now. I have tried puh’ers in the past, but I have often been overwhelmed by the hay like aromas of many ripe puh’ers. I realize that ripe pu’ers are an acquired taste, but Noble Mark is really a smoother and more mellow version of this type of tea. I do prepare it a bit differently than most would, as I do one ten second rinse followed by steepings of 30 seconds, 1 minute, 2 minutes and finally five minutes at 208 degrees. This was the result of experimenting with the tea a bit. I really like the results that I got! The longer steepings give me a dark cup of tea that is not too overwhelming, but at the same time the flavors are much more complex than pu’ers that I have tried in the past!