Thursday, September 5, 2013

Sloane Tea Oolong Crème

Country of Origin: China
Leaf Appearance: dark green, tightly rolled
Ingredients: oolong tea, natural flavoring
Steep time: 5 minutes
Water Temperature: 195 degrees
Preparation Method: ceramic teacup and mesh infuser
Liquor: gold

I received a sample of this blend as part of an Amoda Tea Monthly Tea Tasting Box. Having never tried anything from Sloane Tea before I was really excited to give this one a try. I was expecting something along the lines of a milk oolong but it was more like a mouthful of buttered popcorn. The base tea was light, floral and sweet with a nice roasted quality. I was so glad that the flavoring was delicately done and did not come across as artificial. I've had some cream teas in the past where the flavoring actually made me feel nauseous. My second infusion was ever so slightly less creamy but it was still full of flavor. If this selection was any indication, I'll definitely to check out some of the other teas in Sloan Tea's catalog. I have a silly love for Nilla Wafer cookies and they paired perfectly with this tea. What would you pair with a creamy tea like this?

You can find out more about this tea here.