Hey there Teacups! It’s time again for another Let’s Talk Tea post, this time around I’m going to be reviewing a Milk Oolong from Edgecumbes Tea & Coffee. You all know how much I’ve been loving Milky Oolongs right now so this really did arrive at the perfect time.
Aroma: Sweet, Honey, White Chocolate, Milk, Vegetal, Light, Mineral, Fresh
Shape: Globe Shaped | Tightly Packed
Colour: Dark & Light Green – Light Brown
Aroma: Sweet, Honey, Milk, Butter, Cream, Vegetal, Mineral, Fresh
Shape: Large Full Leaves | Long
Colour: Dark Green & Light Brown
Steeping Instructions: (For Brewing In A Gaiwan) 3g of Tea – 100ml of 85 Degree (C) Water. Rise Once before the first steep. Steeping this way I managed to do 6 steeps. My first steep was 1 minute long and then from there I just added 10-30 seconds on for each steep as I went on. (This might not be the perfect way of doing it but it’s what works for me)
The liquor of this tea is a pale golden colour, In my first two steeps I was hit with the deliciously creamy / slightly butter like notes that I love in a Milk Oolong (I honestly can’t get enough of them) they weren’t as strong as some Milk Oolongs that I have had but definitely in my top five. As my steeps went on the oolong slowly started to get a little more vegtal and a slight peach note came through in aftertaste that was absoulty magical. I wouldn’t push this further than 6 steeps, I did a seventh and I really think that psuhed it to far becuase it got very bitter (sometimes that can be nice but thos time around it was to much for me) – This has a smooth creamy mouthfeel and it’s really refreshing. I can imagine it would be delicous cold brewed as well.
Overall Teacup Rating: 5/5
You can find out more about Edgecumbes Tea & Coffee and purchase this Milk Oolong for yourself here. As always Teacups if you have any questions at all either stick them in the comments or send them to me on twitter (@teaisawishblog) and I’ll answer them as soon as I can.
Speak to you all again on Wednesday. Happy Steeping! – Kimberley