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I got my free samples this week and why not start sampling tonight!

Using the full sample in a 6oz gaiwan.

Well…hello beautiful.

Talk about a full cup of yum.

This is everything I like about a high mountain oolong…and more.

The elements I’m really digging are usually the floral, spicy and minty aspects, and I get them all here. Nice florals that might be a little more perfumed then what I’m used to, but really, I can’t name the flowers cause it’s none of the ones I’m used to find in greener oolongs, which are orchids and lilacs.

The usual spiciness which translates into nutmeg for me is also there, and so is that fresh mouthfeel I get at the end of the sip.

What’s really different about this oolong is its fruitiness. It so full of fruits, it almost tastes tropical to me. The fact that it’s also creamy makes me think of Pina Colada. I also get grapes and apple notes.

There’s a certain bite to it also, a briskness. I wouldn’t say it’s bitter, but it’s a tad astringent. Nothing offensive though, makes the flavours pop even more.

I have many more steeps to come, and might finish it with a cold brew.

I am very impressed with this first sample.

Thank you so much Green Terrace Teas for this opportunity.

yyz

I know, at one point I really tasted pins colada. I normally get gardenia, in green Oolong’s. A scent I only know well, because we used to have a lovely mature bush at a house we had when I lived further south from here. The scent is spicy and intoxicating. I got lilac on this one ironically as it reminded me of this huge bush around the corner from me. I loved the fruit notes in this one.

TheTeaFairy

It really is interesting, I like it a lot! I don’t even think I know what gardenias smell like, but I envy you for having had some near by :-)
I can’t find the thread, but I remember reading something about getting 20% off for reviewing their teas, do you know how it works, do I just send an email when my three reviews are done?

yyz

The instructions were on the card the sent. I think they want us to post our reviews on their site.

TheTeaFairy

Ahhh! That’s it!!! Thanks, it must still be in the envelope, silly me :-)

TeaTiff

I need to write about this one yet, but this was so nice! I couldn’t believe how smooth and strong the flavors were.

MzPriss

I just ordered my samples – I don’t know why I didn’t see it earlier.

TheTeaFairy

Teatiff, I drink loads of green oolong and this one is truly different…can’t wait to read your review.

MzPriss, I will let you know when I see promo stuff from now on :-)

Have you guys requested your $6 gift card from Teavivre?

MzPriss

I did not know about Teavivre – I can always use some more Bailin GF. I will go check their site

MzPriss

Apparently I was not quick enough and the gift cards are all gone – oh well, they are doing other stuff later

TheTeaFairy

Shout, so sorry you missed it :-(

Dexter

HHHHMMMmmmmmmmm……

TheTeaFairy

Did you miss it also DEX? If so, I haven’t been a good tea friend, so sorry :-(

Dexter

No I got one – I got an email about it from them (I seem to be signed up to a gazillion newslwtters). I was just pondering a comment here.

TheTeaFairy

Haha! Think I know which one…oops.

Ost

I got this one too! Can’t wait to try it. ^^

Dexter

(I thought we weren’t ordering more tea….)

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yyz

I know, at one point I really tasted pins colada. I normally get gardenia, in green Oolong’s. A scent I only know well, because we used to have a lovely mature bush at a house we had when I lived further south from here. The scent is spicy and intoxicating. I got lilac on this one ironically as it reminded me of this huge bush around the corner from me. I loved the fruit notes in this one.

TheTeaFairy

It really is interesting, I like it a lot! I don’t even think I know what gardenias smell like, but I envy you for having had some near by :-)
I can’t find the thread, but I remember reading something about getting 20% off for reviewing their teas, do you know how it works, do I just send an email when my three reviews are done?

yyz

The instructions were on the card the sent. I think they want us to post our reviews on their site.

TheTeaFairy

Ahhh! That’s it!!! Thanks, it must still be in the envelope, silly me :-)

TeaTiff

I need to write about this one yet, but this was so nice! I couldn’t believe how smooth and strong the flavors were.

MzPriss

I just ordered my samples – I don’t know why I didn’t see it earlier.

TheTeaFairy

Teatiff, I drink loads of green oolong and this one is truly different…can’t wait to read your review.

MzPriss, I will let you know when I see promo stuff from now on :-)

Have you guys requested your $6 gift card from Teavivre?

MzPriss

I did not know about Teavivre – I can always use some more Bailin GF. I will go check their site

MzPriss

Apparently I was not quick enough and the gift cards are all gone – oh well, they are doing other stuff later

TheTeaFairy

Shout, so sorry you missed it :-(

Dexter

HHHHMMMmmmmmmmm……

TheTeaFairy

Did you miss it also DEX? If so, I haven’t been a good tea friend, so sorry :-(

Dexter

No I got one – I got an email about it from them (I seem to be signed up to a gazillion newslwtters). I was just pondering a comment here.

TheTeaFairy

Haha! Think I know which one…oops.

Ost

I got this one too! Can’t wait to try it. ^^

Dexter

(I thought we weren’t ordering more tea….)

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Time to update this profile of mine…it’s 2015!!

I am French Canadian, so please forgive me if my English is not always perfect :-/

My relationship with tea in a nutshell:

I’m married to straight Black. I have torrid love affairs with Oolong and Puerh. I party with Green and White occasionally. Flavored are not my BFF, I usually stay away from them.

Love Steepster, a place for tea lovers, where you learn and share with others.

About me:

I am a free spirit, I let people be who they are and expect the same in return.

Books! I love classic literature, but also modern and pretty much anything that captures my attention.

Music is also something I can’t live without… From Bach to Nirvana, my ears know no boundaries…

Animal and nature lover, amateur photographer.

I’ve been drinking tea for as long as I can remember.

Drinking tea is a sensorial experience. The name in itself “Camellia Sinensis” lingers the promess of an adventure for the senses…

Not a big «swapper», but will occasionally. Not because I don’t want to share but because I’m trying not to hoard so much.

Also, I have narrowed down the teas I really like over the years, and I don’t feel the need to try and buy everything the way I used to. (Maybe I have become a tea snob? Sigh…)

My ratings: because I pretty much drink only teas that I judge exceptional, my ratings are usually high. Don’t be shocked to see lots of 90’s and a few 100’s. That’s because I’ve had my share of crapy teas and I’m done with that ;-)

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