81
drank Bai Hao Oolong by Harney & Sons
2310 tasting notes

This is a nice offering from Harney and I definitely like this style of darker oolong. I brewed this western style for about 3 minutes using nearly boiling water.

Lots of stone fruit here, a very soft tea with a bit of minerality… is it good? yes. Is it exceptional? not to me. After reading the description on their website I think I ’d like the fanciest formosa oolong better because this would be good with some charcoal aroma!

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec
The Purrfect Cup

This is good to know. I’ve got a wish list at Harney and I may have to rethink it now. I will say that oolongs are becoming a fast favorite tea for me.

TeaBrat

you can get the sample size for $4 if you just want to try it…

teawing

I may have to try this one too, that free shipping option is too good to pass up.

The Purrfect Cup

Oh sure twist my arm with a good deal. ;) I’ll have to see…seeing as I did get a large order of teas the other day. Might have to wait a little.

TeaBrat

I would be tempted but am still trying to work my way through the last Harney order… :)

The Purrfect Cup

What was in your last order? (Not like I need anymore ideas…but I do)

TeaBrat

Florence, Organic Assam, Tower of London and LOTS of $4 sample sizes… my favorite thing from them is Paris and I am also fond of the White Christmas.

The Purrfect Cup

Yum!! I like Tower of London and Paris too! I’ll have to look into the $4 sample thing.

teawing

“Oh sure twist my arm with a good deal. ;)”
No twisting intended! :)

The Purrfect Cup

No, no twist away!

teawing

Ok, if you say so.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

People who liked this

Comments

The Purrfect Cup

This is good to know. I’ve got a wish list at Harney and I may have to rethink it now. I will say that oolongs are becoming a fast favorite tea for me.

TeaBrat

you can get the sample size for $4 if you just want to try it…

teawing

I may have to try this one too, that free shipping option is too good to pass up.

The Purrfect Cup

Oh sure twist my arm with a good deal. ;) I’ll have to see…seeing as I did get a large order of teas the other day. Might have to wait a little.

TeaBrat

I would be tempted but am still trying to work my way through the last Harney order… :)

The Purrfect Cup

What was in your last order? (Not like I need anymore ideas…but I do)

TeaBrat

Florence, Organic Assam, Tower of London and LOTS of $4 sample sizes… my favorite thing from them is Paris and I am also fond of the White Christmas.

The Purrfect Cup

Yum!! I like Tower of London and Paris too! I’ll have to look into the $4 sample thing.

teawing

“Oh sure twist my arm with a good deal. ;)”
No twisting intended! :)

The Purrfect Cup

No, no twist away!

teawing

Ok, if you say so.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

Profile

Bio

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

Location

San Frandisco

Website

http://sanfrantea.teatra.de

Following These People