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This is a new shipment direct from Taiwan of a bunch of oolong samples. I like Taiwanese oolongs but I don’t know if I know enough about them to rate them all differently or even tell them apart. I suppose only time will tell. I also got a cute little black xi ying teapot which I am eager to try out but not until I season it first and learn how I am supposed to brew with the thing. So this was brewed western style in an infuser mug with 180 degree water.

This tea is very charming. It’s a light yellow infusion with the usual buttery notes, has a very nice mouthfeel and smooth aftertaste. It is slightly grassy but not like eating grass. More like lying in a meadow of grass and watching the clouds go by. Some teas get me pretty wired but this is not one of them. It’s actually very relaxing and peaceful.

I am looking forward to getting more experiments going!

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ScottTeaMan

what a great site which teapot did you get? I like TP15.

Jessie

Yeah, I love Tea From Taiwan!

TeaBrat

Scott – the one I bought is TP20 – I don’t see it anymore, maybe I got the last one?
Jessie – which ones do you like?

ScottTeaMan

What does it look like?

TeaBrat

It looks like the other ones, it’s just plain and black

ScottTeaMan

straight spout or curved?

Jessie

I think their samplers were an awesome value to find out what I like. My fave full size I’ve bought from them has been the Four Seasons Oolong (I still have the spring 2011). It’s an amazing value too. Really delicious and really well-priced.

TeaBrat

The teapot has a straight spout. Animals teapots look like fun.

ScottTeaMan

Steeping tea…I’ll check back later :))

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ScottTeaMan

what a great site which teapot did you get? I like TP15.

Jessie

Yeah, I love Tea From Taiwan!

TeaBrat

Scott – the one I bought is TP20 – I don’t see it anymore, maybe I got the last one?
Jessie – which ones do you like?

ScottTeaMan

What does it look like?

TeaBrat

It looks like the other ones, it’s just plain and black

ScottTeaMan

straight spout or curved?

Jessie

I think their samplers were an awesome value to find out what I like. My fave full size I’ve bought from them has been the Four Seasons Oolong (I still have the spring 2011). It’s an amazing value too. Really delicious and really well-priced.

TeaBrat

The teapot has a straight spout. Animals teapots look like fun.

ScottTeaMan

Steeping tea…I’ll check back later :))

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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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