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drank Gui Fei Oolong by Butiki Teas
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i needed a break from flavoured teas so i pulled out a couple of oolongs that i’d ordered (willingly) from Stacy. This is the first one. Although it’s a darker oolong it has taste that i associate with the oolongs that i don’t like. it’s less present in this tea than in others so i’m not overly frowning but i feel like this could be so much better without taste lol. Still though, not a bad little oolong and i’ll likey do a couple of resteeps just to see if the flavour changes enough for me to really enjoy it.

CheshireEyes

Haha willingly

Starfevre

You have unwilling oolongs?

Sil

starfevre..oh yes. sometimes they come to me, all green and oolongy..and they’re just ooo-wrong. :)

Starfevre

I suppose I can relate. I don’t really like oolongs much either. Have been avoiding them in fact. I’ve gathered enough information about them to know that I should probably start with darker oolongs if I want to branch out and try them because I like black tea a lot better than green tea, but that’s about it. My oolong experience is with Teavana, and we all know that there’s not much actual oolong in those.

Sil

I’ve had a couple that i REALLY liked, though overall most oolongs are just not my thing. there’s this taste to them that’s not vegetal..it’s just . when there’s too much of whatever that taste it, i can’t handle it.

Butiki Teas

Hahhaha “oo-wrong”. Is it the floral that you can’t handle?

Sil

no… i’m hoping the girls can figure it out someday. At least it doesn’t taste floral to me.

Butiki Teas

Hmmm, I’m so curious what it is.

Bonnie

I love puer and black tea so I find myself gravitating to the more roasted oolongs, even very strong roasts. Don’t get me wrong,I do love a floral lighter oolong too…but not as often. I choose the ROASTS!

Indigobloom

This mystery flavour of yours Sil, it’s been bugging me! because I think it’s the note in green oolongs that I really love… but I can’t quite put my finger on what it is! gah!

Indigobloom

In my head, if that particular note were to be “cooked”, that is what the sweeter roasted flavour would equate to, in darker oolongs.

Butiki Teas

Is it just that fresh green taste?

Bonnie

Some people taste a rubber flavor in lighter or green oolong’s. It’s a chemical rubber tree taste, that I’ve gotten used to that mixes with the floral and to most isn’t unpleasant, but might be to you if you’re detecting it.

Sil

bonnie…hmm that may be. I’m ok with “green” taste..but this is specific to oolongs…doesn’t show up with any other green teas that i drink

Kittenna

Sil – I’m wondering if I kind of get what you’re talking about. Would have to taste teas that you say it is and isn’t in to check, though.

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CheshireEyes

Haha willingly

Starfevre

You have unwilling oolongs?

Sil

starfevre..oh yes. sometimes they come to me, all green and oolongy..and they’re just ooo-wrong. :)

Starfevre

I suppose I can relate. I don’t really like oolongs much either. Have been avoiding them in fact. I’ve gathered enough information about them to know that I should probably start with darker oolongs if I want to branch out and try them because I like black tea a lot better than green tea, but that’s about it. My oolong experience is with Teavana, and we all know that there’s not much actual oolong in those.

Sil

I’ve had a couple that i REALLY liked, though overall most oolongs are just not my thing. there’s this taste to them that’s not vegetal..it’s just . when there’s too much of whatever that taste it, i can’t handle it.

Butiki Teas

Hahhaha “oo-wrong”. Is it the floral that you can’t handle?

Sil

no… i’m hoping the girls can figure it out someday. At least it doesn’t taste floral to me.

Butiki Teas

Hmmm, I’m so curious what it is.

Bonnie

I love puer and black tea so I find myself gravitating to the more roasted oolongs, even very strong roasts. Don’t get me wrong,I do love a floral lighter oolong too…but not as often. I choose the ROASTS!

Indigobloom

This mystery flavour of yours Sil, it’s been bugging me! because I think it’s the note in green oolongs that I really love… but I can’t quite put my finger on what it is! gah!

Indigobloom

In my head, if that particular note were to be “cooked”, that is what the sweeter roasted flavour would equate to, in darker oolongs.

Butiki Teas

Is it just that fresh green taste?

Bonnie

Some people taste a rubber flavor in lighter or green oolong’s. It’s a chemical rubber tree taste, that I’ve gotten used to that mixes with the floral and to most isn’t unpleasant, but might be to you if you’re detecting it.

Sil

bonnie…hmm that may be. I’m ok with “green” taste..but this is specific to oolongs…doesn’t show up with any other green teas that i drink

Kittenna

Sil – I’m wondering if I kind of get what you’re talking about. Would have to taste teas that you say it is and isn’t in to check, though.

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