Hey There Teacups! I hope this Sunday has treating you all well, As you can probably tell by the title todays post is a Let’s Talk Tea post (
Can you tell that I love writing these posts?). This time around I’ll be reviewing a Milky Oolong from Piacha. Piacha very kindly sent me a package of their teas to try and from the moment I opened this and smelt it for the first time, I knew it had to be the first one of their teas that I featured.
When it comes to packaging you know I will always applaud a company who package their teas amazingly. Not only is Piacha’s packaging simple, to the point and quite pretty it’s also eco friendly (
which is a big bonus for me).
The ‘Tea Flat Pack’ that your tea is in is the only packaging that Piacha use and I LOVE that. It’s space saving, eco friendly and completely air tight. A serious round of applause to Piacha for being so thoughtful when It coms to their packaging. So many companies could learn a lot from them. It’s really nice to see that their are companies actually being contentious with the decisions they make with their packaging. Hopefully throughout this year a lot of companies will follow suit.
Aroma: Sweet, Caramel, Milky, White Chocolate, hints of florals and fruits.
Shape: Tightly Packed – Globe Shaped.
Colour: Dark & Light Green.
The dry leaves smelt
like milky bars and made my house smell beautiful
Aroma: Sweet, Caramel, White Chocolate, Vegtal, Slightly Floral
Shape: Large Full Leaves.
Colour: Dark Green, Light Green, Brown
The wet leaves still had that aroma of white chocolate but with an added floral note. I was surprised at how much that white chocolate like note carried through
Steeped quickly This tea runs thick, smooth and wholesome through the mouth, steeped for longer and, it’s much more like a green tea with notes of creaminess in the fresh taste. Also taste wise just in case you are wondering the milky notes carried through from the aroma as well as the slight white chocolate notes that I loved the most in the scent of the dry leaves. Around steep 6 the floral & fruity notes took over and even though it was so different taste wise from the first few steeps it was still just as delicious.The leaves are rolled up in such a way that they unfold spectacularly large when brewed and are good for many more steeps.
I managed to do 9 hot steeps with this and three days later I’m still cold brewing this & it’s just as amazing as when it’s brewed hot.
(I’ve cold brewed this three times now with exactly the same set of leaves I used for the hot tasting session). Overall I really enjoyed this oolong and I’m so glad that I still have some of it left. I’ll be cold brewing this a lot in the coming weeks its so incredibly refreshing and has absolutely no bitterness to it – it’ll be perfect for the summer when it’s a little hotter here.
Overall Teacup Rating: 5/5
If you want to find out more about Piacha and purchase this Oolong for yourself, check out their website
As always teacups if you have any questions at all either stick them in the comments or send them to me on twitter and I’ll answer them as soon as possible.
Speak to you all on tomorrow. Happy Steeping – Kimberley