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135 Tasting Notes

100

Its been awhile since I have had this tea! This was one of the first teas that I drank that really changed my whole outlook on tea in general. One of the first teas to make me break away from Teavana. I will admit I purchased this tea almost a year and half ago because of Kevin Rose. He said that this was his favorite tea. Long story short this was one of my “first” teas. Yes, I have always drank tea since I was little but never really saw the full range and complexity to it until I had this. It it made me want to buy more and try more.

I’m an oolong girl, and I have had many roasted and charcoal roasted oolongs that don’t measure up to this one. All you get is charcoal, and thats it with other charcoal roasted oolongs. This tea has a caramel fruitiness to it. A sweetness on the tongue that makes me smile cup after cup.
It is also a very forgiving tea. I can’t tell you how many times I let this oversteep, or used hotter water the I should have. This always produce a good cup of tea. Roasted fruitiness:)
Great for a person who is just getting into tea.

Its funny I have never written a review of this tea until now. It was at the bottom of one of my tea jars waiting for me to open it up again. I’m on my 6th steep now, and it is still going strong.I know that this tea is good, but I think I love it because it started me on my tea journey that continues to grow.:)

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 1 min, 0 sec
TeaBrat

Yay — the Red Blossom is a great place for tea in San Francisco….

BTVSGal

yes it is. I shave a few other teas from them to.

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74

I have had this tea many times now and I can’t get passed the metallic taste. It gets a little sweeter on the tongue for me after the 8th steep, but I can’t make out anything else. I really have been trying just not doing it for me.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 15 sec
Jim Marks

How are you storing the leaf?

BTVSGal

In the bag it came in,sealed.

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100

Finishing up the last of this one. So good!

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97

It’s crazy how good this tea is! I don’t know how David finds these oolongs. I have been drinking a lot of black tea lately and have not had an oolong in a while. This is a great tea to get me back into drinking oolong. Really any of Asha house oolongs are. I can’t get enough of them! This is the last of the sample from sampler pack that I had.

Buttery cinnamon goodness:)

Azzrian

I can’t wait to get some of their tea. A little to expensive for me right now but sounds amazing!

Kittenna

Oh yes, they’re on my want-to-try list as well.

BTVSGal

Yes you really can’t go wrong with Asha house. My favorite oolongs is his Alishan. He is a little pricey but well worth in.

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85
drank Golden Monkey by Teas Etc
135 tasting notes

Smooth like honey. No astringency. I have been coming back to this one and love to have a cup late at night. Im lucky caffeine does not bother me because this and the Laoshan black tea my night time blacks. I’m careful not to over brew it, I only do it for a minute and its perfect. I get about 6 good steeps out of it.

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 45 sec

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86

So I have waited and waited to write this review. Mainly because I have been drinking a lot of black teas lately and some were blending together for me. I had to come back to it after I had paired it with food. I paired it with a chocolate croissant the 3rd time and then with a blood orange the next.
I like this..but it did not blow me out of the water. After reading so many reviews I wanted it to, but It did not do it for me. It is still a good cup of tea..

The first cup for me has a chocolate note to it. With a little oat to round off the finish. The second has more oat and a little astringency to it.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 30 sec

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91

So this is one of the blends I have been eagerly awaiting to buy from Verdant. I know that a lot of people seem to not like Hibiscus in teas. I for one love it! I love the tart and sweetness to it. I find that if you steep it in half of the time it usually will be perfect and not too tart.

I steeped this for 2 minutes and it was great. I have had many hibiscus teas, but with this one I find that the hibiscus is there but not entirely in your face. As it was brewing I could smell the Fennel and mint. When drinking it, I could taste the hibiscus with a licorice backing to it. Since I love licorice I loved it. I could not really make out the ginger or orange that was in the mix, but I know I will come back to it and spend some more time with in. I was just eager to try it..:)

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 30 sec
TeaBrat

I’m one of the hibiscus haters but glad you liked your tea! :)

Bonnie

Excited to read your review! I am finding the blends a wonder of restrained flavors bent by clever human tea magicians so that we the fortunate drinker can uncover hidden bursts of flavor …little by little!

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drank Exotica by DAVIDsTEA
135 tasting notes

So Teasuce bought this over and I really liked it . I love lemongrass and coconut together,they just pair well. I had this hot with nothing added to it. I know it would be awesome iced.

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This tea came in my sample pack that I bought awhile back. So I will say I this is my favorite dragonwell. It has a citrus undertone to it that I love. A really great tea for sure.

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74

This is the 3rd Golden tips tea I have had. Thanks to Teavivre for the sample. This is a hearty tea to drink. No astringency at all, very smooth.

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I’m a lover of all teas. Open to almost anything,but my favorite are oolong, black, and green. I have recently been trying to get into pu’er .

Other then tea, I’m an Apple fan girl and a fan of basketball and tennis. My favorite teams are Spurs,Celtics, Thunder, and …Lebron (LOL). I have a degree in Anthropology, which at the moment is not being used.

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