drank Ginger's Oolong by Harney & Sons
1817 tasting notes

I ordered this sample quite a while ago and have been saving it for a special day, and today is that day! Twenty-five years ago today I drove to South Carolina to give a young man a pound cake. I came home engaged! (Must have been a really good pound cake, or he was a starving college student!) This morning, I awaken to find….the Teavana Dragonfly tetsubin and warmer on my tea table! EEEEEE! He had driven out of town yesterday to get it, calling my youngest to make sure it was the right one! I had to make a really special oolong in it.

And this is it! A really special oolong! I thought I was using too few leaves since it was a sample and this is the large pot, but this is full of flavor. The oolong base is dark, which is my favorite kind of oolong, and the ginger is just right – not too strong, not too biting. I agree that it tastes like candied ginger because it is so sweet, and I am not really getting a bite as some described, unless perhaps I just don’t know what that is! I find it smooth, naturally sweet, and warm with ginger flavor. If I order another whole tin of oolong, I think it will be this one. Even hubby liked it sans additions, and he really only drinks a couple of teas, and those with milk and a LOT of sugar, or iced and Southern sweet!

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 0 sec
Atacdad

Congrats on surviving 25 :-) Nice to hear about the special tea too ;-)

Dinosara

Congrats! And yay for awesom tea pots and delicious teas!

Angrboda

Congratulations. :)

JacquelineM

Sweet, sweet, sweet! ♥

Jenn

Yay for love, pound cake, and tea :)

QuiltGuppy

Congratulations! :) That’s so thoughtful. ((sigh))

SimplyJenW

Happy 25 years! Such a sweet story!

Indigobloom

Awwww, love stories like that make me melt! Congrats on 25 yrs!!

ashmanra

Thank you! Then tonight he insisted on driving me back to Raleigh and getting me an iPad2! Yes, I do realize how sweet he is and how blessed I am! :)

Sandy

That is so awesome.

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Atacdad

Congrats on surviving 25 :-) Nice to hear about the special tea too ;-)

Dinosara

Congrats! And yay for awesom tea pots and delicious teas!

Angrboda

Congratulations. :)

JacquelineM

Sweet, sweet, sweet! ♥

Jenn

Yay for love, pound cake, and tea :)

QuiltGuppy

Congratulations! :) That’s so thoughtful. ((sigh))

SimplyJenW

Happy 25 years! Such a sweet story!

Indigobloom

Awwww, love stories like that make me melt! Congrats on 25 yrs!!

ashmanra

Thank you! Then tonight he insisted on driving me back to Raleigh and getting me an iPad2! Yes, I do realize how sweet he is and how blessed I am! :)

Sandy

That is so awesome.

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I am a music teacher and homeschooling mom who started drinking loose leaf tea about four years ago! My daughters and I have tea every day, and we are frequently joined by my students or friends for “tea time.” Now my hubby joins us, too. His tastes have evolved from Tetley with milk and sugar to mostly unadorned greens.

We have learned so much history, geography, and culture in this journey.

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