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Weekend mornings are oolong mornings, it seems. It’s just that I always want to spend time with an oolong and evenings are bad because of the caffeine so it’s always got to be a day with I have a few morning hours to spare. This oolong is definitely worth the time.

Steep 1: Mmm…so floral honey and creamy and sweet. It has an unusual crispness. I’m not sure how to describe it, but it’s intriguing and delicious.

Steep 2: Vegetal now, but still sweet and smooth. It tastes like summer. Like the smell of the country in July, full of promise for a fruitful harvest. (I hope you’ll forgive my poetic inclinations this morning. :)) It’s also a delicious floral perfume and a hint of fresh cut grass or maybe budding spring greenery. I’m trying to describe it objectively, but this tea just tastes like imagery instead. No wonder oolongs always make me feel so meditative.

Steep 3: More vegetal and more creamy. Like a creamy vegetable soup. Asparagus? not really… milder. artichoke heart? hmm… maybe.

Steep 4: That floral essence is sort of in the background now with the vegetal aspect being more assertive. That odd delicious crispiness is also stronger. It is pleasantly drying on the tongue. There’s a bit of a honey aftertaste. The caffeine has me feeling alert and invigorated, which is great since I plan on going for a jog soon. It’s such a beautiful day, I might not even need music to convince myself to keep going just a little longer. :)

I think I’m good now. I maybe steep more later but I’m done for the moment. Good bye delicious oolong samples from t-oolongtea. I’d buy more but I’ve got lots of tea to drink through first. I really need to drink through my collection faster! I need more visitors so I can make tea for them! Also, when I ask people what sort of tea they’re interested in, they NEVER pick oolong. Sad.

EDIT: My 200th tasting note! Cheers! clinks mugs all around :)

TeaBrat

weekends are made for lounging around and drinking tea!

Mercuryhime

Agree! With an awesome book!

gmathis

Amen on the awesome book addendum. Sneaked in an hour to finish “The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society” this afternoon and I think I’m ready to start it all over again.

Cheryl

Congrats !!!!

CHAroma

Woot! Congrats!

Indigobloom

200 notes, nice!! congrats!!!

Ninavampi

Yay!!! Congrats! : )

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TeaBrat

weekends are made for lounging around and drinking tea!

Mercuryhime

Agree! With an awesome book!

gmathis

Amen on the awesome book addendum. Sneaked in an hour to finish “The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society” this afternoon and I think I’m ready to start it all over again.

Cheryl

Congrats !!!!

CHAroma

Woot! Congrats!

Indigobloom

200 notes, nice!! congrats!!!

Ninavampi

Yay!!! Congrats! : )

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I came from a tea drinking family, but I never appreciated the different qualities and varieties of tea until older. All that time wasted! But I guess I needed to be mature enough to appreciate the tea experience. :)

My favorite teas are green oolongs and white tea. I also love greens, especially gyokuro. I have a huge appreciation for rooibos and honeybush as they are often that only thing I can drink in the evening. I am a relatively new convert to black teas. This is unfortunate for my wallet but extremely wonderful for my palate. :)

In any case, I have a love for both flavored and unflavored teas. They are different experiences for sure, but both enjoyable. I find that it often depends on my mood.

I am on a quest to find a tea that will win my husband over. I think I’m making some headway…

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