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My first Oolong! (thanks to Starfevre)
The black Oolong base is intriguing — has an interesting, sort of earthy scent, and a nice mellow flavour — although still a wee bit bitter, as I typically find black tea to be. A pleasant cup of tea, but as usual, I would have liked more peachiness. I guess I really like a strong hit of fruit. (If it tasted like hot juice, I’d probably be okay with that. ;-)

Steeped in boiling water for 5 minutes, as instructed. Next time I make an Oolong, will try 4 minutes and see if that reduces bitterness.
Tried a repeat steeping (because I read somewhere that some people swear that it gets better with the 2nd or even 3rd steeping), but that resulted in even less of the peach scent/flavour, and perhaps a little more bitterness.

This tea’s got me interested to try more Oolong blends.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec
Starfevre

Multiple steepings works sometimes on flavoured blends, but mostly they’re talking about ‘pure’ unflavoured tea when they say that.

Maryann

Oh! Thanks, that’s very helpful.
And I guess they’re not talking about herbal blends either then, eh? I’ve occasionally tried multiple steepings with herbal teas, but I’ve just ended up with a watered-down version of what I had the first steeping. Now I can stop wasting my time.

Starfevre

Sometimes it works on herbal blends and sometimes it doesn’t. If you really love it, it might be worth trying, except maybe with less water than the first time. I haven’t had much luck with resteeping herbals though.

Maryann

Life’s too short. I’ll stick with one steep. :-)

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Starfevre

Multiple steepings works sometimes on flavoured blends, but mostly they’re talking about ‘pure’ unflavoured tea when they say that.

Maryann

Oh! Thanks, that’s very helpful.
And I guess they’re not talking about herbal blends either then, eh? I’ve occasionally tried multiple steepings with herbal teas, but I’ve just ended up with a watered-down version of what I had the first steeping. Now I can stop wasting my time.

Starfevre

Sometimes it works on herbal blends and sometimes it doesn’t. If you really love it, it might be worth trying, except maybe with less water than the first time. I haven’t had much luck with resteeping herbals though.

Maryann

Life’s too short. I’ll stick with one steep. :-)

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