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drank Vanilla Oolong by DAVIDsTEA
470 tasting notes

You know, I’m so overwhelmed by samples that I totally forgot I had a whole bunch of them from DAVIDs! I got one of the sampler packs in the cute little tins, I forget which one but it has an absolutely gorgeous leaf design on the front. Classy! I’ve been working my way through them slowly, and decided it was about time to try them all out. This one was up first, since it smells like pudding which is never a bad thing.

I cold brewed this for 12 hours, even though the weather is getting a little chilly and perhaps it’s time to move back to warm teas. It was 75 this afternoon and it seemed hot in comparison to what we’ve been getting in NY! Fall really is pretty much here. Then again I drink iced tea in the dead of winter.

This tea reminds me a LOT of Silk Dragon and Mandarin Silk, both in appearance and taste. It’s got that pudding-like quality, though with the Silk Dragon it was more like delicate vanilla cupcakes. Here it’s POW vanilla right in the face, and sadly it’s a hair artificial. Not enough to ruin the cup, but I definitely prefer the other variations of this that I’ve tried. I mean, it’s still good, and if I hadn’t had Silk Dragon I’d probably rate it a lot higher, but… vanilla oolongs have been spoiled for me! Silk Dragon is the one.

TassieTeaGirl

The sample packs are really nice aren’t they? They sure know how to make a pretty box, those tea squirrels at DavidsTea!

Alphakitty

They really are! I love the little tins, they hold so much more than you’d think and are really great to re-use for swapping.

tigress_al

They are also great for traveling!

Alphakitty

I never even though of that, what a great idea!

TassieTeaGirl

I use ,one for swapping too, along with the ones from last years advent calendar. So good for swaps! And I use them for taking to work too, allows for more options…

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TassieTeaGirl

The sample packs are really nice aren’t they? They sure know how to make a pretty box, those tea squirrels at DavidsTea!

Alphakitty

They really are! I love the little tins, they hold so much more than you’d think and are really great to re-use for swapping.

tigress_al

They are also great for traveling!

Alphakitty

I never even though of that, what a great idea!

TassieTeaGirl

I use ,one for swapping too, along with the ones from last years advent calendar. So good for swaps! And I use them for taking to work too, allows for more options…

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Tea has always been a passion of mine, though I got away from it during college. A lack of cupboard space and a constant influx of people into my suite made me pretty much abandon my teas at home. But now that I’m done with school, it’s definitely come back with a vengeance—to the point where I’ve purchased about 65 different kinds in the past 3 months!

I like most kinds of teas—yes, even peach, which I used to think I disliked!. Oolongs are definitely my favorite, and I’m an avid fan of earl grey, floral teas, and chai blends along with anything melon. The only kind of teas on my “no” list are rooibos blends (which gives me headaches) and banana flavored ones since bananas are public enemy #1 in my mind.

The best thing about tea for me is how you can be passionate about it and still have it integrate into all of your other hobbies. I like a lot of things: writing, video games, books, sewing, figure collecting, astronomy… it’s a long list. But whatever I’m doing, I can have a cup of tea in hand!

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