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Now that the weather is getting colder here, I am definitely finding myself attracted to some of my darker, roasty-er teas.

This dark oolong has a lot of yummy flavors, plum, burnt sugar and caramel come to mind. I like this steeped for a longer period of time, but you could do shorter steeps. Wuyi oolongs are some of my favorite and I hope to get more of them soon as they also seem to have a long shelf life.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 30 sec
Bonnie

Ummm, now I think I’ll have some dark roast oolong too since snow might come tonight. Burrr. Northern California girl that I am, I love the first snow here!!! Yesterday I smoked some tea with cherry wood, then ground it to a powder. I swear it tastes just like espresso and my house still smells good (I have a stovetop smoker). Your tea sounds delicious. Oolongs do well here on the semi-arid Frontrange. I have to drink up my puerh’s quicker because they do better where you live in humid (sort-of) San Francisco.

TeaBrat

I have one dark oolong from Jing Tea Shop that claims to have a shelf life of 15 years!

Bonnie

Yow! I’ll be 75.5 then! I’m past aging anything but myself! What if I can’t remember which tea’s are way?! Better enjoy them while I can!

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Bonnie

Ummm, now I think I’ll have some dark roast oolong too since snow might come tonight. Burrr. Northern California girl that I am, I love the first snow here!!! Yesterday I smoked some tea with cherry wood, then ground it to a powder. I swear it tastes just like espresso and my house still smells good (I have a stovetop smoker). Your tea sounds delicious. Oolongs do well here on the semi-arid Frontrange. I have to drink up my puerh’s quicker because they do better where you live in humid (sort-of) San Francisco.

TeaBrat

I have one dark oolong from Jing Tea Shop that claims to have a shelf life of 15 years!

Bonnie

Yow! I’ll be 75.5 then! I’m past aging anything but myself! What if I can’t remember which tea’s are way?! Better enjoy them while I can!

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My profile pic is of a pink dahlia at Golden Gate Park.

Hobbies include: tea, making art, animals, vegan things, buddhism, nature, creativity, books, writing, cooking, meditation, yoga.

I am a fan of many different teas but my favorites are blacks and oolongs, chai, also like darjeeling and pu-erh. I’n always learning and expanding my horizons!

Dislikes include: bergamot, jasmine, highly tannic or bitter teas, overly judgmental and bitter people. :)

Live in San Francisco, I’m a SINK (single income, no kids) and love the urban life, but traveling out to the middle of nowhere is always fun too.

I tend to not drink things I know I will hate so a lot of my tea ratings are on the higher side. Here’s my rating system, sorta

95-100 I love this tea and would like to keep it around

94-90 An excellent tea which I may or may not repurchase

89-80 Pretty good, above average

79-70 Acceptable

69-60 Mundane – Will probably drink it if I have it

59-50 Ick

49 and below Nasty

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San Frandisco

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