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drank Doke Rolling Thunder by The Devotea
809 tasting notes

Received this in a generous swap from Terri HarpLady.

This one is quite a good oolong. To be honest, it doesn’t really even taste like an oolong. The liquor is very thick. There is definitely a fruit juice taste and quality to this tea. It reminds me of a fruit punch type juice- a little bit of everything, some citrus, some berry. There is a slight sweetness that reminds me of brown rock sugar or beet sugar. There is no bitterness or astringency. I was expecting this one to taste more like a dark roasted oolong. But there is no roasty flavour to it. It is also not a green oolong with the vegetal taste.

Quite enjoying this one.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 1 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
Robert Godden

When I wrote the description on our website, I was skirting with “The best thing is, it doesn’t taste like an oolong!” It has peach tones that are magnificent. This is one of the teas that convinced us to move from just offering our own blends to some top tasting Indian teas. The guys that make this at Doke in Bihar are superstars in our book.

Robert Godden

PS. Also, you can play about with temperature and time and it still tastes good.

Robert Godden

PPS And thanks for your review!

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Robert Godden

When I wrote the description on our website, I was skirting with “The best thing is, it doesn’t taste like an oolong!” It has peach tones that are magnificent. This is one of the teas that convinced us to move from just offering our own blends to some top tasting Indian teas. The guys that make this at Doke in Bihar are superstars in our book.

Robert Godden

PS. Also, you can play about with temperature and time and it still tastes good.

Robert Godden

PPS And thanks for your review!

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I am a lifetime tea lover.

I did foray into the world of coffee for a period of time, but I returned to my true love. I still, however, enjoy a good cup of java.

My all time favorite tea is Earl Grey, which I drink every morning, the stronger the bergamot the better. I definitely prefer natural oil of bergamot to artificial flavouring.

I mostly like black and dark oolong teas. My current favs are Fujian blacks, Keemun and Assams, and Wuyi oolongs. I gravitate towards anything with lychee in it. I also drink a lot of herbal blends but am wary of hibiscus. I do not favour mate, or pu’erh tea, although I have found a few blends that I like. (I so badly want to like straight pu’erh tea but it all tastes gross to me. I keep trying though). Rooibos, green and white teas fall somewhere in the middle. I find myself gravitating towards heavily roasted oolongs and teas from Paris/France based companies.

I love iced teas and cold brews.

My current tea goal is to make the perfect cup of chai from scratch – almost there…I think.

I am in love with the whole experience of tea.

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