Review: Teatime at Roebling Tea Room

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A review of Mountain Water Oolong tea.

This past weekend, Katie and I went on a little adventure to Brooklyn, NY! While there were tried to pack in as many things as we could, like: visiting ‘Cuse friends, seeing the sites, art, eating, taking in the nightlife, flea marketing and TEA! We found ourselves brunching at the Roebling Tea Room in Williamsburg. This is a charming little spot that served good food and of course, good tea. Katie
and I both had what the waitress described as a “lighter oolong”.

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Overall Rating

Taste: Taste: 3.5 of 5 leaves: A decent tasty tea.
Steepability: 5 of 5 this tea is easy to make.

Abby says:

Temperature: Hot
Steeped: About 5 minutes
Served: Nothing added

Well, the server was right – this is oolong light. After steeping to a strong golden color this tea still had a light and mild flavor. It was very easy to drink and went very well with my meal, drunk beans. Even better than the tea itself was the unique presentation. Our tea was brought to us prior to steeping with large glass mugs filled to the brim with hot water. The leaves looks so pretty sitting atop the mug the the little ceramic white bowl. We each then dumped the leaves into the large infuser sitting the mugs and watched them steep. When finished we had large mugs of beautiful tea! If you had spotted us from another table you may have thought we were having a couple of beers with our meals.

Taste: 3.5 of 5 leaves: A decent tasty tea.
Steepability: 5 of 5 this tea is easy to make.

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Katie says:

What a fun tea house! Yes, like the tourist I was I took tons of photos…iphoneography.

Temperature: hot
Steeped: about 5 minutes
Served: with 2 cubes of brown sugar

When surveying the menu Abby & I chose this Mountain Water Oolong tea because it was mild and we had a full day of tea-drinking planned. After brunch we went to Moma to see some art and then off for tea tasting at Harney & Son’s store in Soho. (but we’ll tell you about that later)

This tea turned out to be a great choice! Mild yet tasty and a nice color. I very much enjoyed the flavor but did like the added hint of sugar. Although this was an oolong tea, I found it to be more similar in body to a green or white tea. It still had the unique oolong flavor but was lighter than most oolong tea that I’ve had.

Taste: Taste: 3.5 of 5 leaves: A decent tasty tea.
Steepability: 5 of 5 this tea is easy to make.

Doesn’t Abby look happy with her tea & Hope with her coffee?

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3 responses to “Review: Teatime at Roebling Tea Room

  1. Liz suczynski

    You girls sure do get around!! Even more than the tea experience, you seem to enjoy the experience! Can I join you? 🙂

  2. Linda Johnson

    Nice reviews, great pics, Katie! Thanks – felt like I was there!

  3. Pingback: Harney & Sons SoHo | Delecteable

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