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drank Vanilla Orchid by DAVIDsTEA
448 tasting notes

So many noms! What an improvement from the bitter Vanilla Oolong; I’m so glad David’s Tea is replacing it with this creamy beauty. It’s like if Quangzhou Milk Oolong decided to frolic in a flower field that had been dosed in vanilla extract. Imagine the oolong balls running along,so carefree, so happy, slowly being covered with vanilla- creamy, milky, floral, and sweet vanilla. I’m glad I left half a pot of this sitting out over night and am gross enough to drink it. It tastes like the soft vanilla in ice cream, and I personally like it cooled or iced.

The vanilla could be overpowering first steep but that’s why oolong is jolly for a second (third, or fourth) steep. You can wash your liberated oolong after that field frolic and feel good about making it clean again(temporarily).

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 15 sec
Nicole

Freerange oolong balls. What a happy picture!

canadianadia

high five for being gross enough to drink the overnight tea! I do that all the time ;D

TheTeaFairy

Giggles, the oolong balls carefree dance :-) Haven’t tried it yet, but happy about the fact that it’s an improvement from Vanilla Oolong… I always felt it was such a disappointment, wasn’t creamy enough to be called anything vanilla!

CrowKettle

I’m so glad people enjoyed the visual and am relieved that I’m not the only one who drinks the overnight tea! :)

It really is an improvement; I have some of my old Vanilla Oolong and the two don’t even look OR smell alike!

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Nicole

Freerange oolong balls. What a happy picture!

canadianadia

high five for being gross enough to drink the overnight tea! I do that all the time ;D

TheTeaFairy

Giggles, the oolong balls carefree dance :-) Haven’t tried it yet, but happy about the fact that it’s an improvement from Vanilla Oolong… I always felt it was such a disappointment, wasn’t creamy enough to be called anything vanilla!

CrowKettle

I’m so glad people enjoyed the visual and am relieved that I’m not the only one who drinks the overnight tea! :)

It really is an improvement; I have some of my old Vanilla Oolong and the two don’t even look OR smell alike!

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I started my Steepster loose leaf adventure back in 2012. I guess I can’t say I’m completely new, but I still view oolong as a magical, extraterrestrial creature that unfurls in water.

My tea preferences have changed a lot since joining here. I swore I’d never love black teas, and now they make up some of my favourites, both flavoured and unflavoured. I prefer my green and oolong teas buttery and roasted.

A good Silver Needle is my desert island tea.

Ratings:

90-100: A Personal Favourite
80-89: Great, buy 25g
70-79: Enjoyable, may buy more
60-69: OK, with some problems
50-59: Flat, but drinkable
30-49: Possibly better in cooking
1-29: This cup found sink

Location

BC, Canada

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