Wow…got TeaAve sample box today. I mean…I feel almost guilty not having paid for any of this. It’s beyond any expectations. Fancy and classy.

Really TeaAve, thank you, you really made my day!

I love pretty much all types of oolongs, and this one is no exception.

First the look. OB is a stunning tea to look at. It’s like an autumn bouquet, beautiful auburn, green, grey and brown leaves.

I was happy to see the silver duvet tips in the blend, so pretty.

This tea is bug bitten, so hello honey sweetness!

It’s very fragrant, and the scent is even more powerful using the beautiful aroma teacup set provided by TeaAve.

The color of the brew is a beautiful honey golden color.

The taste of OB resembles more of a black tea in my humble opinion. It is after all highly oxidized.

I get red fruits, muscatel, citrus and honey. Very sweet and zero astringency.

As the steeps evolve, it gets a little spicy and boozy, i also get dried fruits, like apricot and dates. It’s rich and doesn’t loose any of its sweetness.

I did many steeps and couldn’t help looking at the wet leaves when I was done. I found the perfect example of leafhopper bites! See pics :-)

TeaAve and Heidi, thanks again for such a lovely gift…can’t wait to purchase your wonderful teas!






Lovely pics and lovely review!! Leafhoppers!!!


Thank you DFrogs ;-)

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Lovely pics and lovely review!! Leafhoppers!!!


Thank you DFrogs ;-)

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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 ;-)

You can find me on Instagram here, I post about my tea sessions mostly, but also about the beautiful nature that surrounds me, and my fury companions :-)



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