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As others have said, this is definitely an oolong. Perhaps they meant to call it a green oolong tea. I don’t know. But whatever it’s supposed to be called, this is good stuff. After seeing all those rave reviews on this tea, I just had to buy myself a pouch.

The first thing you smell upon opening the pouch is a lovely minerally condensed milk. The leaves are dark green and crumpled into messy little balls, as is the case with most green oolongs I’ve had. The liquor is a lightly colored and totally delicious. It’s creamy and milky and smooth and green and good. There’s a slight melon-y fruitiness as well.

After the first steep, the leaves get huge but are clearly capable of another infusion. Smells like it’s about to get vegetal! I’ll report back on how that goes. :)

Steep 2: Yes, this is definitely a bit vegetal now, but not much. The flavor here also reminds me of papaya. Still sweet and creamy but not so milky as the first steep.

This is a lovely tea, whether it be a green or an oolong.

Azzrian

Well great now I want to order some lol

teawade

This is how I feel about almost all the tasting notes that appear on the dashboard. It’s quite a problem. So much tea, so little time.

ashmanra

Azzrian: I haven’t packed your box yet, I will include some of this. The last person I gave it to said he had to order some soon because he didn’t know how long he could live without it! I bought two pouches because I see no reason to ever be without it! LOL! I have to order it for three people! And it really does seem to be an oolong, though it is listed in the green tea section on their site. Maybe I should ask next time I order!

Azzrian

Ashmanra THANK YOU!! Your such a doll! LOL another one coming that I am sure to be addicted to – I have yet to order from bird pick as well so it will be nice to try a new company! :)

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Azzrian

Well great now I want to order some lol

teawade

This is how I feel about almost all the tasting notes that appear on the dashboard. It’s quite a problem. So much tea, so little time.

ashmanra

Azzrian: I haven’t packed your box yet, I will include some of this. The last person I gave it to said he had to order some soon because he didn’t know how long he could live without it! I bought two pouches because I see no reason to ever be without it! LOL! I have to order it for three people! And it really does seem to be an oolong, though it is listed in the green tea section on their site. Maybe I should ask next time I order!

Azzrian

Ashmanra THANK YOU!! Your such a doll! LOL another one coming that I am sure to be addicted to – I have yet to order from bird pick as well so it will be nice to try a new company! :)

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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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