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Wasn’t sure what I wanted tonight so I just grabbed this out of the bin.

Not bad overall. I get the peach and an unexpected sweetness overall with my first sip. Then the woodsy/piney flavor on the back taste that’s not as unpleasant as I was thinking it might be.
I found adding sugar to this didn’t really do too much, but then again, I only added a very small bit of sugar because I didn’t want to drown it. I might try some honey next time to see what happens.

2nd steeping – 5 min/Same Temp – Don’t get too much peach or sweetness with the second steeping. It seems to me that the pine/wood taste has gotten stronger, so I’m not sure if this is only a one steep wonder or if I just didn’t let it steep for long enough. I would think being an oolong that it would take to multiple steepings alright. But I’m not overly well versed in the oolong tea world so it’s highly likely I’m probly wrong. Lol.

It’s not a bad tea to keep around. But it’s also one that I’m not sure I would actively crave like I do some of the other’s in my stash. This one’s a possible, but not necessarily at the forefront, reorder.

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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I wanted to cut soda out of my life, so I started drinking more tea. Now I’m quickly becoming addicted. But that doesn’t seem like so bad of a thing considering all there is out there to try.

I started with blacks, but oolongs are quickly becoming my new favorite. Unfortunately, I haven’t really been able to find a green or white tea that I really enjoy. Eventually maybe.

Always open for swaps. If you see something in my cupboard that you’re interested in, feel free to send me a message about it. I do have alot of sample sizes in my cupboard, so there might be a few that I won’t be able to swap. But it never hurts to ask. ^^

Likes – Fruity teas (Peach, Apricot & Pineapple to be specific, but I’d likely be open to others). I’m always on the lookout for a good caramel tea too…and a vanilla one. Or any sweet, dessert teas.
Oolongs and Blacks over any others.

Indifferent/Undecided – White teas are a bit delicate for me but I’m not opposed to trying something new. I haven’t yet found a green tea I like since I dislike vegetal flavors, but there has to be something out there. Coconut can be too strong, or alright depending on the tea.

Dislikes – Spicy/chai stuff not so much since I can’t seem to get past the spice taste to anything underneath. Anything overly astringent, though I can’t imagine anyone /liking/ astringency (but I’m probly wrong. Lol). Earl Greys, heavy florals, tart/sour teas, rooibos heavy, mint of any sort, vegetal, musky/leathery, citrus, hibiscus, coffee-esque flavors, lemon.

Allergies – Mangos, some nuts especially walnuts, cherries. Rose petals/heavy rose teas make me ill though it’s not an allergy so to speak. Heavy artificial flavors also make me ill.

Brief ‘How I rate things’ scale:
(Subject to change at any time. Lol)
100-80: I’d definitely reorder this/Keeping this in my cupboard.
79-50: Possibly reorder these. Either if there’s a sale or I’d consider swapping for it’s on a list and I don’t see anything else.
49-40: It’s alright. Glad I tried it but I won’t be ordering/reordering this.
39-20: Glad I tried before buying ‘cause I’d be ticked if I bought this. Ick.
20-lower: UGH! Get it away!

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