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drank Tankha by The Simple Leaf
1112 tasting notes

Very delicious oolong. I got 3 very flavorful steeps! The first one was a bit woody and one dimensional, and I was a little dissapointed! But the second and the third more than made up for the first – very sweet/honeyed, ever so slightly floral, very TEA ish. I dare say tea with a little lemon!

The package called for a much lower temperature than I’m used to using for oolongs, but it seemed to have worked well – not a hint of bitterness or astringency.

I also suspect this one would be great iced. I have to try a cold brew of this!

I have reached a real turning point in my tea drinking. I love a once in awhile special treat of a robust black tea with milk and sugar, or a flavored black dessert tea with milk and sugar, but my every day craving has turned toward any tea that can be taken plain. Ch-ch-ch-ch- changes!

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec
LadyLondonderry

I hope to eventually reach that point in my own tea-volution. I no longer require sugar, but milk is still almost a must for me when it comes to black teas. (Though of course not with oolongs, which I enjoy very much in their “naked” state!)

gmathis

I still can’t shake the notion that sugar doesn’t belong in tea. Hope you are doing OK today.

JacquelineM

Thanks gmathis :)

P.S. I think however you prefer tea is how it belongs :) I am glad my tastes are changing toward the plain teas, though, because it’s such a pain to have milk and sugar here at work! At home, I really enjoy a nice cup of a bold black tea with milk and sugar, though!

Angrboda

I completely agree about the woodeness of the first steep! I wasn’t a big fan of that. Unfortunately I didn’t bother resteeping. Now I’m regretting that.

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LadyLondonderry

I hope to eventually reach that point in my own tea-volution. I no longer require sugar, but milk is still almost a must for me when it comes to black teas. (Though of course not with oolongs, which I enjoy very much in their “naked” state!)

gmathis

I still can’t shake the notion that sugar doesn’t belong in tea. Hope you are doing OK today.

JacquelineM

Thanks gmathis :)

P.S. I think however you prefer tea is how it belongs :) I am glad my tastes are changing toward the plain teas, though, because it’s such a pain to have milk and sugar here at work! At home, I really enjoy a nice cup of a bold black tea with milk and sugar, though!

Angrboda

I completely agree about the woodeness of the first steep! I wasn’t a big fan of that. Unfortunately I didn’t bother resteeping. Now I’m regretting that.

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I love to cook, bake, read, paint, knit, do needlework, and garden. I need my coffee, but I LOVE my tea. I work at an Art School, and attend a large public university doing post-bac work (my BA is in English). I’m interested in the liminal spaces between art and craft, the academic and the practical, the individual and community, and the old and the new. I’m currently exploring these ideas through the disciplines of education, literature, history, and psychology.

I enjoy writing tasting notes, but have decided not to numerically rate teas as of 9/14/10. For an explanation, see my looooong tasting note about Mountain Malt from the Simple Leaf.

My favorites:
Chinese black teas
A good “milk and sugar” English style black
Earl Grey (classic, and in all variations!)
Vanilla teas (classic, and in all variations!)
Jasmine, Rose, Violet and other froofy, flowery teas!
An Occasional Oolong
Flavored Rooibos
Herbal Tisanes

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