Good milk oolong flavor, but it fades quickly
My favorite milk oolong is no longer available, and I've been searching for a replacement. It's not this one.
I had great expectations for this tea, because the pouch aroma is incredible — sweet and creamy, just the way I'd expect a milk oolong to be. The characteristic milk oolong flavor is there on the first steeping (195°F, 1:00 min.) although it's nowhere near as intense as the dry leaf aroma promises. The flavor is even less pronounced on the second steeping (195°F@1:30).
This isn't bad tea; it just doesn't have the intensity of flavor I like, and what flavor it has fades completely by the third steeping (195°F@3:00). After that, it's just unremarkable green tea.
Perhaps I've been spoiled by having been fortunate to have had access to a source of exceptionally fine milk oolong. Maybe the pouch I received was an anomalously weak batch...I dunno. I just know that my search for a luscious milk oolong continues. This isn't it.
Still, if you've never tried a milk oolong, this one will give you an idea what it's like, especially in the pouch aroma. But to get the real flavor and aroma of the milk oolong experience, use more than the normal amount of dry leaf, and don't expect to get more than two or three steepings.