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drank Black Pearl Sumatra by Tealux
236 tasting notes

The dry leaf has a black tea scent. I wish I could write something ultra poetic about the dry leaf scent, but I still have trouble picking up specific scents from a black dry leaf. This is oolong? Interesting. It smells like black tea. It looks like black tea…Hm…

The cup’s aroma is simply to die for. Sweet potato, raisins, a very rich sweetness that one would attribute to syrup. Is that a bit of mushroom there? Just a tiny tiny bit? Yes it is!

This tea is so thick! It’s smooth, velvety and thick. What oolong? All I’m tasting is…Huh. I couldn’t even say. Well that never happens. I can’t pinpoint specific flavours, but what I can say is: it’s good. Like REAL good. And I can’’t get over the texture of it. Also, I do not pick up any astringency, much less bitterness. It does leave me with a dry mouth however. About this being an oolong, I can maybe discern a slight aftertaste that one would associate to oolong, but for the rest, this tastes like a good black tea.

Imma resteep this real quick.
Maybe bring some more specific flavours out.

TheTeaFairy

Yes, I agree this one is a little confusing. But it makes an excellent cup, a real “passe-partout”, good for any occasion.

Dexter

I am so glad that I’m not the only one that finds this one confusing….Love it, but it’s confusing…

Virginia

Definitely a bit of an eccentric this one. I think to get the best experience out of it you just have to stop what’s going on in your head and let it take over. I know when I was at the bottom of the cup I was disappointed because I felt like I spent too much time trying to analyse it and figure it out, as opposed to letting myself enjoy. When it was done, I felt like I missed out on a really good cup.

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TheTeaFairy

Yes, I agree this one is a little confusing. But it makes an excellent cup, a real “passe-partout”, good for any occasion.

Dexter

I am so glad that I’m not the only one that finds this one confusing….Love it, but it’s confusing…

Virginia

Definitely a bit of an eccentric this one. I think to get the best experience out of it you just have to stop what’s going on in your head and let it take over. I know when I was at the bottom of the cup I was disappointed because I felt like I spent too much time trying to analyse it and figure it out, as opposed to letting myself enjoy. When it was done, I felt like I missed out on a really good cup.

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I was introduced to the world of tea after trying to find a way to stop binging on sugar at night (I have a bit of insomnia). Then I had the brilliant idea of going to David’s Tea to get some sweet dessert-y teas to replace all the crap I was eating, whilst still satisfying my sweet tooth.

And then I tried an Oolong and I was done for.

So this is me, exploring the world of tea with excitement, spending way too much money on it, drinking impressive amounts of it, and although I do love flavoured teas, I am now beginning to try high quality straight teas, and trying to learn as much as I can. I have rarely been so passionate about something so quickly.

My boyfriend thinks I am crazy with all my teas. I actually hide some from him when I get deliveries, just so he won’t panic haha. When he does say something, I just reply that to me, tasting tea is like tasting wine, and it brings me the same kind of joy as eating chocolate or eating fine food. Only better.

Flavours I Like: Most fruits, Cinnamon, Licorice, Cloves, Pepper, Caramel, Vanilla, Chocolate, Cardamom, Floral Teas, Honey, Coffee, Pastry/Bread, Smoky, Woody

Flavours I dislike: strong vegetal tastes (a little is ok), Rooibos, Mate, Lemon, Raspberry (for the most part), Orange, Lavender, Eucalyptus, Overpowering Mint,

Other than that, un-related to tea, I love make-up artistry, parrots and birds (in real life, not objects lol), crime and trial stories, flowers, baking, wine, reading, collecting teapots and mugs and stand-up comedy.

I love Dexter, Orange is the New Black, Hannibal, all reality food and cooking series…

As I’m re-reading this I can’t help but to notice how I love extra dark things and extra happy things with no real middle. Hm. xD “I like staying up to date on murder trials…and drinking tea while bird watching!” I’m NOT weird, I swear. :)

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