It's the first review of something from my Asian Grocery Store! Yay! For today's post, I have chosen something simple, as a way of easing myself into this new blog category. I'm always fascinated with the massive variety of teas at this grocery store. They have a whole aisle devoted to just tea. Since tea is all I drink for caffeine, I decided to pick up something new this time around.
This particular package jumped out at me. How can I resist “Sun Moon Lake Milk Tea”? I had to know what it tastes like. Would it be The Sun and The Moon all in one dreamy tea? Let's find out.
First, I like the fact that the bigger bag had individual servings of the tea in foil packets. I can easily throw this in my work bag and take it with me for writing on the go.
Here are a few things to know about this tea:
1) It's black tea AND oolong tea, so you need to like both to drink it.
2) It also contains non-dairy creamer and sugar, so if you don't like either of those, this isn't for you.
The instructions say to either let it steep for a short amount of time for more milky and less strong tea or to let it steep longer for more tea.
The tea bags are pretty big and come out in a whiff of non-dairy cream powder.
I let mine steep for at least five minutes because I like TEA (aka I like strong tea, never weak. It needs to be like a hammer over the head.)
VERDICT: I like this tea a lot even though I generally do not drink a lot of oolong tea. I really should drink more oolong because it's a nice change of pace from the Assam and Earl Grey I usually drink. The milky flavor was good and the sweetness was not too sweet. I'm trying to cut back on sugar so I won't drink this often but it's good with a snack in the afternoon.
RATING: I give this 8 out of 10 stars. I like it and will drink it all. Will I buy it again? Maybe. I saw other flavors of this brand of tea, so I might want to try them next time.