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drank Climber's High by Tealux
4 tasting notes

This came as a surprise for me. You’d expect the multiple varieties of tea being chaotic but it all fits in quite well, with the pu’ehr slightly dominating with its typical earthy notes followed by the spices giving it a bit of a chai feeling, which I really like. Very nice on cold winter days.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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67
drank Lavender Oolong by Naivetea
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The initial aroma is rather strong, especially if you’re not used to lavender. However, I find that once steeped, the lavender settles down and doesn’t overtake the oolong’s natural notes, which is both surprising and pleasant. Quite relaxing for a late-night tea, as anything with pure lavender usually is.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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drank Rose Oolong by Teas.com.au
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Not for everyone, as the rose presence can be a bit overwhelming. I tend to steep this one a very short time to avoid making it overpowering. Your water shouldn’t be too hot ideally, if you want to avoid unwanted bitterness. Other than that, I find it a nice change of pace once in a while, especially with something flavored with rose water, such as a laksi.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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84
drank Shui Xian by Teas Etc
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Rather dark amber liquor, woodsy and deep, yet smooth and fruity. I’m rather fond of this one, since I tend to go for deeper, slightly more oxidized oolongs. A nice alternative for those who find fresh oolongs too buttery/milky.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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I’m your average 30 y.o. guy, I’ve been a tea drinker for almost 10 years, back when it was still an “old grandma’s drink” and before the whole “tea revolution” started kicking in recently.

I have diverse tastes but my tea of predilection is wulong (oolong). I also dig pu’ehr, usually the shou varieties. So yes, I tend to go for the deeper, more oxidized and intense flavors. I’ll have white, black and even the odd rooibos. However, green tea and me don’t get along so much, except in rare cases.

Don’t expect pretentious, high-strung reviews/notes from me, I definitely consider myself an avid tea enthusiast but not a connoisseur or expert.

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Montreal, Canada