I got a package from Awkward Soul!! Yay!! Sil & I are splitting this box, so I might as well get started on them, then I can send her half along when the BBBB comes. I’ve never had a ginseng oolong. I used to enjoy dehydrated Ginseng slices a long time ago. Anyway, this is pretty nice. The tea is an olive drab colored nuggets, basically a coating of ginseng & licorice (one of my most favorite herbs ever). So the first cup is sweet from the licorice, & really quite nice. The oolong was lightly present, but most of the flavor came from that coating. The re-steep featured a little more oolong, a little less herbs, & left my throat feeling a bit scratchy. Cup #3 is more straight oolong, & there is a slightly fishy aroma to the leaf. :p
Thanks Awkward Soul!

Awkward Soul

hurray! I want to like ginseng oolong – I like ginseng and oolongs (ha!) but licorice can be a deal breaker for me.

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Awkward Soul

hurray! I want to like ginseng oolong – I like ginseng and oolongs (ha!) but licorice can be a deal breaker for me.

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My love of Tea began with Herbals back in the 70’s. One of my favorites was a licorice blend from House of Hezekiah, an old tea shop in Kansas City. There was also a tea with mint, rose petals, chamomile, etc called Nuclear Casual Tea.
In the 80’s I gave up caffeine, chocolate, alcohol, (& a few illicit substances…), and brewed medicinal blends & tinctures to support 4 pregnancies (all children born at home). In the 90’s my love affair with green teas began when I discovered ‘The Republic of Tea’. Their beautiful teas & packaging inspired my original song, “TeaMind”, from my CD “Zen Breakfast”. If you’d like to hear the song for free, drop by my website.

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