Vanessa’s Teaview Snapshot
|"The flavor of this tea is very delicate, but I can detect nuances of flowers and baked goods mixing in with a general creamy or milky flavor. "|
Organic Milk Oolong is my first exposure to Zen Tara Tea, a company which has a clean and sophisicated website. Their milk oolong is described as "a fine golden brew with a creamy aroma, surprising light milky floral flavor and a round finish" and is grown in Thailand. The dried leaves are a dark greenish color and are tightly rolled into I followed the recommended brewing guidelines and steeped the leaves in sub-boiling water for two minutes. After infusion, the leaves have opened up slightly and show off large leaf size and a brilliant emerald green color. The tea is a translucent and pale yellow. As described by Zen Tara, the tea does have a somewhat creamy aroma. The flavor of this tea is very delicate, but I can detect nuances of flowers and baked goods mixing in with a general creamy or milky flavor. The flavor is rather fleeting, lasting in my mouth only as long as the liquid is there. I see this being an ideal early afternoon tea, or even a tea that can be prepared as a big pot that is kept warm and drank all throughout the day. Texture-wise, I didn't get much of a creamy mouthfeel, but the milkiness was more obvious in the flavor. I wouldn't say this was the best milk oolong I have sampled, but it is certainly a very good tea and one I would have no problem drinking again or recommending to others. The Zen Tara website suggests that you can re-infuse the leaves up to four times. I only re-infused the leaves one time, and while the flavor of the second brew was a bit more subtle than that of the first, it was still a good brew that offered decent level of creamy flavor.
— To purchase Zen Tara Tea Organic Milk Oolong, or for more specific information on ingredients or the story behind this particular tea, click here to go directly to the manufacturer's web site.
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