This is my first sampling from the October Shipment of the ITFA Global Tea Taster’s Club. Ali Shan! Ali Shan! Before I even looked at the labels of the teas, I quickly looked at the informational “brochure” that was included to see which region we would be receiving from for this shipment. Taiwan! I was excited because that meant one thing to this tea drinker: Oolong! And there are three Oolong teas and one black tea in this shipment.

Happy Dance!

This is one of the lighter Ali Shan Oolong teas that I’ve ever encountered. Light, but certainly not void of flavor. Very nuanced and delicate. Sweet, floral, and buttery. Very nice.

But since I had a rather strong and spicy dinner this evening, I think I shall hold off on writing my full-length review of this tea until my taste buds are a little less stimulated by those strong flavors. I don’t feel that in their current condition, they’re able to truly appreciate this Oolong the way it should be enjoyed. That being said, it is doing a lovely job at cleansing the palate.

More on this tea tomorrow afternoon.

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I am obsessed with tea!

I am a co-founder of the SororiTEA Sisters:

I no longer write for the SororiTea Sisters but I am still the admin for the blog.


The reason I’m no longer writing for SororiTea Sisters is because I am now the Mad Tea Artist for 52Teas:


I’ll still be posting occasional reviews on teas here on Steepster, mostly backlogged reviews because I’m way behind on getting reviews posted. That’s why I’m keeping two accounts active at the current time – so that I can get those backlogged reviews posted.


My favorite teas are Yellow Teas with most Oolong teas at a close second. As far as “flavored” teas go, I love Earl Grey, Chocolate and Jasmine teas.

I also am intrigued by flavored teas with an unusual or unique flavor combination, which is why I was very excited to be the Mad Tea Artist of 52Teas!


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