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Flavored oolong

Creamsicle Oolong/Little Woods Herbs & Teas -VariaTEA-

Advent season 2020 sort of got away from me. My original intention was to make my own advent calendar using teas I already owned so that it would force me to drink my own stash. I did that. I also bought 6 other advent calendars. Oops.

This particular tea, Creamsicle Oolong by Little Woods, was part of my DIY advent calendar. It is a tea that was shared with me by one of the sisters, Nichole/CuppaGeek, that I had not tried by the time I was making my own calendar. As such, it found its way into the calendar and was a pleasant surprise the day I pulled it out.

Citrus is not actually one of my favorite flavors in teas. It’s one of those flavors that my reaction will depend on my mood. Sometimes I crave citrus and other times I am just tired of it. As far as citrus goes, however, creamsicle tends to be one I like. I think that is because its not just citrus but instead citrus and vanilla/cream. These flavors combined are dessert-like and anyone who knows me knows that I like dessert teas.

When I steeped this up, I was taken aback by an almost-roasted scent that was coming from the tea. I know there are roasted oolongs or oolongs that have that flavor, but I did not expect that in a creamsicle tea. Creamsicles are frozen and sweet and bright and “roasted” doesn’t fit into that picture. Plus, this uses a milk oolong which are typically creamy, not roasted. With that said, my nose did not deceive me because there is definitely a roasted flavor in this tea.

I would describe the flavor as orange and roasted oolong with an aftertaste of vanilla creaminess. I want to like it but the roasted quality really takes me out of the idea of creamsicle. It’s also more tart and savory than it is sweet and that seems off for me. Perhaps if it were branded differently I would be less disappointed and more accepting of the overall flavor. While personally I am more likely to purchase a creamsicle blend, I find it a lot worse when I expect creamsicle and instead get roasted orange, than if I were just given a blend called roasted orange and that’s what is delivered. As it is, I am disappointed with this blend – which is not a bad blend, but also not creamsicle.


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Leaf Type: Oolong

Where to Buy: Little Woods Herbs & Teas

Description

A special blend using a Taiwanese Milk Oolong as the tea base. It is creamy, tart, and great with milk and honey.

Learn even more about this tea and tea company here!

Watermelon Oolong/Fraser Tea

Watermelon oolong has just the right name to pull me in while thinking of a hot summer day here in the South. I was a little skeptical about the watermelon part because I thought it might be super subtle or not very authentic.

Quite often my daughter joins me when I am I tasting teas for reviews. I like getting another person’s impressions and opinions to consider.

She took one sip, looked up, and said, “This is going to be a problem.”

“How so?” I asked. “Because this sample is all we have?”

“Because this sample is all we have and something has to be done about that.”

I sipped. Yes, it is that good. It is that watermelon-y. She likened it to Jolly Ranchers. I don’t think I have ever had those so I likened it to my homemade watermelon ice. Thank goodness for the sake of family harmony, our sample resteeped very, very well. Full on watermelon flavor like one of the best melons of summer, rich and sweet.

My order should be here next week. I expect I will be having this hot, iced, and maybe even as tea popsicles. Already some of my daughter’s friends are clamoring for a taste.


Want to Know More About This Tea?

Leaf Type:  Oolong

Where to Buy:  Fraser Tea

 

Description

A virtual summer picnic in your glass, Watermelon Oolong Organic Oolong Tea combines fresh berries and tropical fruit flavors together with lemongrass for a crisp and refreshing taste.  This superior grade organic oolong tea offers numerous nutritional benefits including weight management, diabetes management, and mental health.  Think wellness; embrace flavor.

Learn even more about this tea and tea company here!

Moscato Oolong/Tea By C

Tea By C or Tea By Claire saved me this afternoon. Let me explain. My current company is going through a lot of structure change and reorgs which equals lots of meetings to go over all of these changes.  Not knowing which tea I wanted to try, I thought I would grab one of our recent samples for SororiTea Sisters and Moscato Oolong was what I grabbed.

This tea blend is a unique tea blend-oolong tea, dried grapes, and natural grape flavor.  I’ve had other moscato flavored tea blends before but I can’t say I’ve ever had a blend where there were actual HUGE dried grapes.

Because I wasn’t sure exactly how long the meetings would go, I quickly grabbed my Libre Tea Infuser, threw a few scoops of the tea in, ice, and water.  Dialed in for the meeting and started to take notes.  A few minutes later I took my first sip.

And can I say, my tastebuds rejoiced. This tea is one delicious cold brew! The oolong has this subtle yet present smoky flavor and there is definitely a moscato/grapish  taste throughout the entire sip.  The flavors are bright and pop perfectly. At the end of each sip, there is also this touch of minerality that just adds to the pleasant experience of enjoying this tea.

As the meeting continued, so did my enjoyment of this tea.  As I would sip down each tumbler full, I would add in additional water and enjoyed more of the cold brew delight.

After a few hours of doing this-I have to say, I’m extremely delighted with this tea.  This tea really delivered a different and unique taste that I adored.  I’m now really excited to see what other tea varieties Tea By C offers.  Because after this particular tea, I’m hooked.

And to get you hooked, Tea By C has offered our readers a 15% discount with promo code: SORORITEA.


Want to Know More About This Tea?

Leaf Type:  Oolong

Where to Buy:  Tea By C

Description

Inspired by sweet Moscato wine, this oolong tea is blended with dried grapes to yield a young fruity flavor. This tea is a treat that will make anyone with a sweet tooth smack their lips and reach for seconds.

Learn even more about this tea and tea company here!

My Green Teapot – Orange Green Oolong

My Green Teapot…what a wonderful name for a tea company. I have had a few of their flavored Oolongs before and I have to say I AM A FAN! I think they have some of the BEST single flavor FLAVORED OOLONGS I have had.

This time around I sampled the Orange Green Oolong from My Green Teapot. It was truly delightful.

The aroma what what you would expect from an orange flavored ‘anything’ let alone an orange flavored oolong. Citrusy and sweet. The taste was a mirror of the aroma…sweet, juicy, YUMMY, citrus! Straight-up! Nothing added to throw the pure citrus goodness for a loop!

The Oolong itself was mouthwatering and pure. A perfect pairing!

With naturally lower levels of caffeine I was able to sip on this at any given time, too! I can’t wait to try more of their flavored Oolongs! They are a REAL TREAT!


Want to Know More About This Tea?

Leaf Type:  Oolong

Where to Buy:  My Green Teapot

Description

Our Orange Green Oolong Teas are all natural whole leaf teas from Taiwan infused with orange.

Learn even more about this tea and tea company here!

Moongold Oolong from Tin Roof Teas. . . .

One of my coworkers brought this to work specifically for me to try! What a blessing of a day!

This blend, from Tin Roof Teas, contains “sweet, succulent golden orange apricots and a floral green oolong.” It’s the perfect compliment to the day.

Like, wow: this pops. It’s juicy and green and vibrant. Like you’re just gobbling your way straight through an orchard.

Peaches, oranges, and berries are done all the time, but an apricot is kind of rare to me. I love the flavor of apricot. When I was a kid, my mom used to give me apricot-flavored baby food until WAY too late for me to be eating it*, because it was one of the few healthy things I’d eat.**

* (I’m talking teenage years.)

** (I have been told this is gross. I don’t think it’s gross. Baby food is just fruits in a blender. It’s a smoothie.)

So this tea brings me back to our kitchen table with a crack in it. There are cross-stitches on the wall. I’m picking at lunch. My family’s around. It’s warm there.

But now, in the present, I’m a sophisticated adult. I don’t eat baby food. Instead, I drink teas like this.

Nobody will ever know my secrets.

Except, perhaps, the entire internet, now that I’ve posted this.


Here’s the scoop!

Leaf Type:  Oolong
Where to Buy:  Tin Roof Teas
Description

Our Moongold Oolong is a delightful paring of sweet, succulent golden orange apricots and a floral green oolong.

Learn even more about this tea and tea company here!