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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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.


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Most of the teas that I record in my notes here are going to have a fairly high rating from me. This is not because I am not discerning, but because I do not usually waste my time on drinking tea I do not care for, nor will I waste my time on writing about it.


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