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drank Gardens of Anxi by Verdant Tea
807 tasting notes

I love Oolong!!!!!!
This is a really really good blend of superb Oolong and Jasmine.
Beautiful to look at, wonderful aromas, DELICIOUS flavors!

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec
Scott B

I just haven’t been able to enjoy Oolong. I bought a good dark oolong, and green oolong from Rishi and…meh. I eventually finished the dark oolong. I gave away most of the green. The green is better than the green I bought from Ten-Ren, but not enough to make me drink it. Maybe my taste buds are just not wired for Oolong.

TeaBrat

Scott, are you steeping your oolongs in a gaiwan? I find that gives the best results. Though I do know people that say they just don’t like oolong tea…

Azzrian

Yeah its very possible your palate does not care for it. Gaiwan steeping is the best although admittedly I do western brewing most of the time.

Dylan Oxford

Missy and I were just talking about gaiwans (she wants one). We usually brew western style in a 40 oz pot, and we each have 16 oz mug that we drink from… gaiwan seems like a remarkable change in pace ;)

Scott B

Oh, no, I don’t have any nice tea pots of any kind. I use a Zojirushi tea boiler and brew by the cup in my glass coffee cup or these glass tea cups I just bought.
It may be my palette. It is interesting though that my palette can differentiate between good quality oolongs and lesser quality.

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Scott B

I just haven’t been able to enjoy Oolong. I bought a good dark oolong, and green oolong from Rishi and…meh. I eventually finished the dark oolong. I gave away most of the green. The green is better than the green I bought from Ten-Ren, but not enough to make me drink it. Maybe my taste buds are just not wired for Oolong.

TeaBrat

Scott, are you steeping your oolongs in a gaiwan? I find that gives the best results. Though I do know people that say they just don’t like oolong tea…

Azzrian

Yeah its very possible your palate does not care for it. Gaiwan steeping is the best although admittedly I do western brewing most of the time.

Dylan Oxford

Missy and I were just talking about gaiwans (she wants one). We usually brew western style in a 40 oz pot, and we each have 16 oz mug that we drink from… gaiwan seems like a remarkable change in pace ;)

Scott B

Oh, no, I don’t have any nice tea pots of any kind. I use a Zojirushi tea boiler and brew by the cup in my glass coffee cup or these glass tea cups I just bought.
It may be my palette. It is interesting though that my palette can differentiate between good quality oolongs and lesser quality.

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Most of my reviews will be “snippits” of full reviews that can be found at http://sororiteasisters.com/
Posted every evening at 6 EST.
I usually try to post the exact date that the full reviews will post however sometimes post dates need changed so it may not always be correct. Generally the dates are correct however.

About Me:

Most of my reviews, although not all, will be quite favorable of the tea. This is not because all tea is excellent, but more so because I generally will not waste my time on an inferior tea. If I do not care for a tea I won’t continue to drink it let alone spend time reviewing it. If you see a review by me you basically know it is a quality tea. Granted it may not suit your specific taste buds, we all like different things, but as for a tea on the whole it is a good one, from a good company.

I am a spiritual advisor by profession.
I have two “young adult” children.
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Some of my hobbies include gardening, essential oil therapy, natural perfumery with essential oils, and cooking.

I look for complexity overall in any tea, dimensions to the flavors.

I believe tea should evoke a feeling, thought, emotion, or attitude.

I enjoy most all oolongs, blacks, whites, and greens.

I always love to try a good yellow tea.

I favor unadulterated teas but I do have my longings for a good flavored tea now and then so I don’t rule them out by any means!

I enjoy green rooibos don not like red rooibos.

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