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Steep Information:
Amount: 1 tsp
Water: boiling
Tool: Bee House teapot
Steep Time: a little over 2 minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: vegetal, nutty
Steeped Tea Smell: buttery, sweet
Flavor: vegetal, nutty
Body: Medium
Aftertaste: astringent
Liquor: translucent honey yellow

Re-Steep Information:
Water: boiling
Tool: Bee House teapot
Steep Time: a little over 2 minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Steeped Tea Smell: sweet, roasty, nutty
Flavor: roasty, nutty
Body: Medium
Aftertaste: nutty, astringent
Liquor: translucent honey yellow

Came as a gift with an order from Chicago tea garden.

I could have steeped this more, but after 4 cups of tea it was time for bed.

I really love this oolong, not as much as the new zealand oolong but it’s this nice nutty roasty, but not too dark, tea.

If you enjoy a little roast to your tea I highly recommend you try this!

Pictures: http://amazonv.blogspot.com/2011/03/chicago-tea-garden-loose-leaf-oolong.html

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 0 sec
Infusin_Susan

I have this tea as well – I bought it while I was at a tasting at Chicago Tea Garden. I love the roasted flavor and how it changes from one steeping to the next. I haven’t tried the Zealong Dark, I’ll have to get some and compare.

RachanaC (Rachel)-iHeartTeas

Hey Susan I think I was at the same tasting as you. I think you are in my neck of the woods too.

AmazonV

I hope you like the zealong, it’s my favorite, i do tend to like them lighter though, roasty i reserve for first cup of the day

Infusin_Susan

Yes, Rachel, I remember you! It was a fun afternoon, wasn’t it?
Amazon, I have the Zealong Pure but haven’t tried the Dark or Aromatic. I’m going to see if I can sample those with my next order from Chicago Tea Garden. I like roasty and non-roasty oolongs; actually, I like pretty much any oolong that isn’t full of fruit bits or fruit flavors.

RachanaC (Rachel)-iHeartTeas

Hi Susan yes very fun indeed. Also, I started following you. Maybe we will run into each other again. Btw, I LOVE the Ben Shan!

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Infusin_Susan

I have this tea as well – I bought it while I was at a tasting at Chicago Tea Garden. I love the roasted flavor and how it changes from one steeping to the next. I haven’t tried the Zealong Dark, I’ll have to get some and compare.

RachanaC (Rachel)-iHeartTeas

Hey Susan I think I was at the same tasting as you. I think you are in my neck of the woods too.

AmazonV

I hope you like the zealong, it’s my favorite, i do tend to like them lighter though, roasty i reserve for first cup of the day

Infusin_Susan

Yes, Rachel, I remember you! It was a fun afternoon, wasn’t it?
Amazon, I have the Zealong Pure but haven’t tried the Dark or Aromatic. I’m going to see if I can sample those with my next order from Chicago Tea Garden. I like roasty and non-roasty oolongs; actually, I like pretty much any oolong that isn’t full of fruit bits or fruit flavors.

RachanaC (Rachel)-iHeartTeas

Hi Susan yes very fun indeed. Also, I started following you. Maybe we will run into each other again. Btw, I LOVE the Ben Shan!

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I am The Devotea USA. I love caffeine! I prefer tea to coffee. I prefer my flavors to be in your face, not subtle. I plan to use this blog to keep track of the teas I have tried.

I get my daily dose of caffeine from Starbucks (Grande soy no water chai latte).

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0-25=Bleh! not again if it were free
25-50=Acceptable, if it were free or there were limited other tea options
50-75=I might purchase this tea from time to time, or select it while out
75-100=A staple in our cupboard from now on, I will purchase and keep purchasing

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