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As you can see I got my package from Verdant so you can expect some more reviews from me in the next few days as I am babbling away due to caffeine overload. :)

I fear this tea may have spoiled me for life. It is lovely, lovely, LOVELY! I do not have a gaiwan and have been admonished many times for this whenever I go tea tasting. I did brew the leaves in a mug for about 60 seconds and then transferred to another mug. I believe it is practically the same experience but I could be wrong.

In any case, this is an exceptionally fine oolong tea (at least to my novice palate), amber color, smells of cherrywood and has caramel and stone fruit smooth richness which is practically melting in my mouth. Vaguely reminds me of bourbon but I think this is actually an insult to the tea. :) It is hard to find words to describe this!

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 1 min, 0 sec
LiberTEAS

I am planning on putting together another Oolong sampler plus gaiwan soon, if you are interested.

LiberTEAS

PS: really glad you enjoyed this one. I enjoyed it too.

TeaBrat

I might be interested, depending on what they are. And yes, this one was fab…

LiberTEAS

I will be using any of the Oolongs that I have in my stash … if you have any suggestions … please feel free to PM me with a list, and I’d be happy to customize it for you.

TeaBrat

Right now I have a lot of my own I need to drink….. :)

Jenn

Amy oh This oolong sounds fantastic!
LiberTeas I may be very interested in that package you’re putting togther if the lovely Amy isn’t :)

TeaBrat

Jenn – I can send you a sample of my sample… ;-)

Jenn

\o/ YAY!!!!!!!!

Charles Thomas Draper

Truly a great tea….

ScottTeaMan

Lots of people use Yixing teapots for Oolongs, and not Gaiwans. I’ve been using my Bonjour tea press alot lately, only because I like to watch the tea brew. Your method of brewing is fine, if that is how you enjoy doing it. :))

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LiberTEAS

I am planning on putting together another Oolong sampler plus gaiwan soon, if you are interested.

LiberTEAS

PS: really glad you enjoyed this one. I enjoyed it too.

TeaBrat

I might be interested, depending on what they are. And yes, this one was fab…

LiberTEAS

I will be using any of the Oolongs that I have in my stash … if you have any suggestions … please feel free to PM me with a list, and I’d be happy to customize it for you.

TeaBrat

Right now I have a lot of my own I need to drink….. :)

Jenn

Amy oh This oolong sounds fantastic!
LiberTeas I may be very interested in that package you’re putting togther if the lovely Amy isn’t :)

TeaBrat

Jenn – I can send you a sample of my sample… ;-)

Jenn

\o/ YAY!!!!!!!!

Charles Thomas Draper

Truly a great tea….

ScottTeaMan

Lots of people use Yixing teapots for Oolongs, and not Gaiwans. I’ve been using my Bonjour tea press alot lately, only because I like to watch the tea brew. Your method of brewing is fine, if that is how you enjoy doing it. :))

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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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