Neither green nor black, oolong tea sits between these two popular types of tea in terms of oxidation and flavor. Depending on the process it underwent, an oolong tea may have more green tea characteristics or black tea characteristics. 

For today's review, we are going to taste a green oolong. 

Tea Basics 

embrew, creamy honey oolong

  • Name: Creamy Honey Oolong
  • Brand: Embrew
  • Origin: Pear Mountain, Nantou, Taiwan
  • Flavor Profile: Subtle creaminess and rich sweetness 
  • Steeping Instructions: Steep a tea bag for two minutes in 10-12 oz. of water at 205-degree Fahrenheit (96-degree Celsius) 
  • Price: $15.95 for a pack with 10 tea bags 

Embrew offers artisan tea blended with craft sweeteners. As of this writing, they offer five blends: 

  1. Amber Black Maple
  2. Bourbon Smoked White 
  3. Creamy Honey Oolong
  4. Lavender Chamomile Kick
  5. Steamed Honey Green 

If you want to save yourself a step in your tea making process, Embrew is your kind of tea. Their tea bags contain granulated sweeteners like maple, honey, and sugar.  

Related: Tea Tasting: Steamed Honey Green Tea from Embrew


Oolong tea leaves

Embrew's Creamy Honey Oolong tea bag has a delightful smoky sweet aroma. It contains bright green leaves that are uniform in size and color. The bag also has a few stalks.    

Creamy Honey Oolong Brew

The tea has a subtle creamy aroma and the flavor is milky with a hint of sweetness. It has a smooth, silky feel in the mouth and a creamy aftertaste. 

When steeping, don't forget to dunk the tea bag a few times to make sure all the granules are dissolved. And don't oversteep! 

Overall Experience

creamy honey oolong tea, embrew

Three things we loved about Embrew's Creamy Honey Oolong: 

  1. Its mellow flavor
  2. The quality of leaves used 
  3. Its subtle sweetness

We appreciated that Embrew didn't use fannings for their tea, as what's typically used in tea bags. If you're worried about the sweetness, you'll be glad to know that this tea isn't very sweet. Yes, you would taste the honey but it's the creaminess of the tea that you'd mostly notice. 

Creamy Honey Oolong of Embrew is mellow and relaxing. It's convenient to have especially when you're on the go or you need your daily dose of tea and a dash of sweetness in your day.  

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*CompareTea received a sample to review. We made sure to keep our review as honest and unbiased as possible for the benefit of our readers.  



Aileen is a content manager and tea enthusiast. If she's not crafting interesting content, she's busy searching for the perfect cup of tea and swooning over Earl and Troy, her cats.