drank Long Life Oolong by DAVIDsTEA
807 tasting notes

I am sitting here in anticipation of this tea which is politely steeping just feet away from me. I believe I have sampled this before, or maybe I did not. I know at one point someone said that since I liked Happy Kombucha I would also enjoy this.
I just got my first ever David’s Tea order in and am very excited! This is the first one I am steeping.
The smell in the bag is A MA ZING!
I love a really strong peach flavor.
Almonds are a true love of mine in teas as well.
So much fruit I had to pour the bag into a bowl to be sure there was any Oolong in there!
I found it.
I just hope that the oolong flavor can come through with all this fruit and nut!
I am also really hungry right now and have not made time to prepare any food so this is going to be food for me right now as well.
Yes, why I could be making food instead of writing this up while my tea steeps but come on Steepsters you all have done this a time or two right!?
There are about 20 things I should or could be getting done right now but alas, I had orders come in today. Which would be an excellent excuse if I didn’t have orders coming in almost EVERY day.
OH OH Its done BRB!
Ahhhh my tea is not resting beside me in a cup – cooling just a little before I indulge.
Well so I was saying … I have orders coming in almost daily.
That will be stopping for a while as we are going to St. Louis for a few days soon and I didn’t want precious teas sitting in the hot weather or getting snached up off my porch.
I would have my mother bring them in – as she will be here many times a day to check on things but I don’t need her seeing that many boxes so I cut off all orders and to police myself send any money I get into my PayPal (which is where all my earnings come through) right to the bank so I can’t play with it!
First sip:
hum a little on the weak side. :( Maybe I didn’t use enough leaf although I used what was in he directions.
I will let it cool a bit more.
No no I fear this won’t do.
The only thing I didn’t do was steep as long as it said to.
Well I was within the parameters but I could have let it go a bit longer.
I decided to pull the basket out of my Breville, grab a steeping basket, put that in my cup and took about half the leaves out of the basket from the Breville and put it in the strainer basket in my cup. This has to steep longer. If it still is not flavorful I will not be a happy camper.
I feel this tea is far too expensive to be this weak so this MUST be an operator error I pray.
There was just not enough time to think so this was the best thing I could come up with.
Maybe there is a way to lower the basket into the Breville longer without reheating the water – as I didn’t want to burn the leaf.
I just don’t know how to if there is but that is something to look into soon.
Regardless I did not want to waste two cups worth of leaves since the Breville only brews in two cup minim therefore this was my plan.
We will see.

Well okay … now we’re onto something here.
This is MUCH better and the leaves are not burnt – much more flavor now, I do get the oolong which is lovely and the peach.
Still you know I guess Im spoiled but for as much good looking yummy stuff is in this dry blend I guess I was expecting to be BLOWN out of the water.
I am just enjoying floating on this nice little raft here but certainly not blown out of the water.
I am withholding the rating FOR NOW because I never believe in rating when there is an operator error. I mean its not fair to the tea right?
I will try this again soon and see what comes out of it.
For now I would give this around a 70 and would not pass it up if offered but I would not re-stock based on this steep.
Total steep time was 6:30 minutes between Breville steep and basket in cup steep.
Brew temp 200f
As for comparison to Happy Kombucha – from what I recall anyway I prefered Kombucha!

Lynne-tea

I like Happy Kombucha much more too :)

TassieTeaGirl

I prefer Southern Belle for a peach tea, the flavour is more intense, and I think the black and peach mix was better than oolong and peach. I think for the delicate tones of oolong to be preserved, especially across multiple steeps, it needs to be paired with more delicate flavours than peach. But it was still nice.

Azzrian

@Lynne-tea yup me too I am sure.
@TassieTeaGirl Hummm where is that from? Will look it up.

TassieTeaGirl

Its another DavidsTea one. I got a sample 40g bag last September when it was tea of the month, I’d happened to mention to the lovely Natalie it was my birthday so she put it in as a present! Have been stocked with it ever since.

Azzrian

Aweeee :) that is awesome! I will add it to my shopping list!

Babble

Did you not post your Davidstea order, or did I just miss it? There were no coupons or anything, right (lol, I have to ask)

Azzrian

Hummm I sure thought I did but maybe I didn’t I know I mailed Kittenna about making my order – I thought I would have posted it as it was my first ever order. Maybe in the excitement of telling Kittenna I forgot.
No, there was no discount code, from my understanding they don’t do codes, coupons, discounts etc.

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Lynne-tea

I like Happy Kombucha much more too :)

TassieTeaGirl

I prefer Southern Belle for a peach tea, the flavour is more intense, and I think the black and peach mix was better than oolong and peach. I think for the delicate tones of oolong to be preserved, especially across multiple steeps, it needs to be paired with more delicate flavours than peach. But it was still nice.

Azzrian

@Lynne-tea yup me too I am sure.
@TassieTeaGirl Hummm where is that from? Will look it up.

TassieTeaGirl

Its another DavidsTea one. I got a sample 40g bag last September when it was tea of the month, I’d happened to mention to the lovely Natalie it was my birthday so she put it in as a present! Have been stocked with it ever since.

Azzrian

Aweeee :) that is awesome! I will add it to my shopping list!

Babble

Did you not post your Davidstea order, or did I just miss it? There were no coupons or anything, right (lol, I have to ask)

Azzrian

Hummm I sure thought I did but maybe I didn’t I know I mailed Kittenna about making my order – I thought I would have posted it as it was my first ever order. Maybe in the excitement of telling Kittenna I forgot.
No, there was no discount code, from my understanding they don’t do codes, coupons, discounts etc.

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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.

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