You know, they need to do more oolong blends. Before I purchased this tea I was looking over my oolong collection – all floral with a hint of a fruit. I decided to try this one as the caramel elements in this tea sounded unique to me!
DRY LEAF: The oolong tea is in large, but tight dry blobs accented with orange peels and cute squares of caramel.
Love this pic! <3
Those caramel cubes are cuuute! Though they also look like tofu to me, in a good way. I dig the tofu!
The tea smells is intensely orange! I opened the package and my kitchen smells like orange! It attracted other oranges in the area.
STEEPED: While steeping, the tea smells strongly like candy oranges! I’m talking really sweet smell – I’m actually a little scared here, it smells too sweet for me!
The result is a yellow steeped cup of tea with a bit of cloudyness. The tea forcast is in – happy oranges and some foggy oolong tea!
I steeped Orange Brulee as per package instructions: 185F for 2.5 minutes.
TASTE: Lovely orange flavor, reminding me of a sweet sugar mandarin or cutie orange with a little orange marmalade, with a delicious melt-in-your-mouth savory dark caramel dancing in a thick creamy flavor! The oolong has a bit of a grassy bite at the end. The orange is the main flavor here at first, then the caramel takes over the mouth. I’m finding there is a weird aftertaste with this tea – like I’m drinking a liquid version of a creme brulee with candy orange peels with the sugar and candy brulee’d together. It’s good, but weird too. Cool, this tea is a little more orangey with a strong caramel taste – with less creamyness. The bottom of the cup is especially more caramelly as there was a little debris in the cup.
Phew, despite the smell, this tea is not crazy sweet. It is on the sweet side and I don’t want to try this with extra sweetener as I think I’d push it over that line of “too sweet” easily.
RESTEEP: I did a 185F 3 minute resteep. The tea is still very full of flavor and very orange! There is a slight burnt caramel flavor at the end, along with loads of sweet honey, caramel and more sweet orange flavors. Very little creamyness in the resteep. This cup truely tastes like a cup of orange candy! I think I could get another resteep if I really wanted to.
COMMENTS: I’d describe Orange Brulee as an candy orange caramel creamsicle of a tea. I love the orange caramel flavors together!
Orange Brulee is quite sweet from the orange and caramel flavors – if you are the type that always adds sugar to your tea, I’d taste this first before adding sweetener. Hey, save the calories? For some, this blend might be too sweet.