drank Long Life Oolong by DAVIDsTEA
709 tasting notes

Gave myself a little while to recover from the last/first time that I made this tea. This time, apparently, I did it right. Either that or my palate has expanded since then – both are possible.

The tea smells amaznig unsteeped, as always. This time I got the steeping right thoguh and my first cup is delicious – I get the sweetness of the peach and a hint of the almond, but I also smell and taste some buttery oolong taste. I am getting better at identifying that taste, thankfully. I really want to like oolong, and I think I really might. It’s a shame that it tends to be so expensive.

Anyway, this cup came out lovely. The leaves are very large, for David’s Tea, and I am going for multiple steeps once this one is gone. I am hoping for a big number, but the beau is steeping along with me, so it won’t be as many as if I flew solo. Mm, that peachiness is really up front right now. I expect the oolong taste will come out stronger next time.

200 °F / 93 °C 2 min, 30 sec

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I’ve been drinking loose tea since 2010 and my tastes have changed a lot over those years. For the last few, I’ve been a fan of unflavoured Chinese blacks and shu puerh. I still drink other things, but that’s where I am.

I live in a rural area with my husband, cat, and soon to be firstborn. I love tea, reading, doctor who, knitting, crosswords, board games, the marvel universe, and lots of other things.

I’m not often rating teas numerically any more but I want to leave this to explain my past ratings:
I try to only log teas once or twice because I drink a lot of the same ones repeatedly. My rating is based on my perception of the tea at first tasting and is adjusted if anything notable occurs in subsequent cups. I may also factor in the price and customer service but try to note that when I can.

81 – 100: These are great teas, I love them, regularly stock them or savour them as unique treats.
71 – 80: These are solid. I drink them, I like them, I may or may not keep them on hand regularly. This is still good stuff.
61 – 70: Just okay. I can drink it, but it doesn’t stand out to me. Might be lower quality, not to my taste, or outside my comfort zone.
41 – 60: Not likely to keep drinking…hoping hubby will enjoy!
0 – 40: No thank you, please. Take it away and don’t make me finish the cup.



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