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drank Strawberry Oolong Tea by Teavivre
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drank Jasmine Oolong by Tea Ave
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I finished off my sample of this and got quite a few steepings from it. Beautiful jasmine aroma and buttery oolong, which I enjoyed. I also gave a cup to my husband who initially said ‘mmm good’ after taking a sip but then after drinking the cup said he didn’t care for it so much as it reminded him of ‘olive leaves or something’. :)
I put the leftover brewed leaves in a jar with water in the fridge overnight and was treated with a gorgeous glass of iced tea the next day. The color of this brew struck me as so beautiful – it was such a perfectly clear golden yellow and simply lovely to look at. The flavor was perfect as well; crisp and floral without a hint of bitterness.

(Note:) I originally wrote this review on April 25th but hadn’t posted it at the time, and ten days later my husband had to return to hospital after our short time back home. Although we hoped he would be returning home again that never happened. And despite everything, he took his last breath November, 2015.
Over the past months I have read this saved review many times and have recalled this moment, and am now sharing it here. To remember this moment spent with my beautiful husband, so brave, so loving. Always my sweet angel, always my love.

Dexter

So sorry for your loss…. thinking about you. :((

Nicole

So sorry to hear this.

Tamarindel

So sorry, caile :(

__Morgana__

I’m so sorry, Caile. Strength and comfort to you and your family.

Fjellrev

I am so sorry, caile. :(

boychik

So sorry for your loss

OMGsrsly

♥ I’m so sorry to hear.

Roswell Strange

So sorry. Thoughts are with you

mrmopar

You still have an angel looking over you. Hope there is comfort for you. I lost my Father this year as well. It is tough but remember the good and happy times.

Sil

I’m so sorry for your loss Caile.

gmathis

Caile, thanks for sharing this sweet memory. Praying that great peace surrounds you during these hard days.

caile

Thank you all for your kind words and condolences – I will hold these comforts close.

MissLena

So sorry to hear about this caile. Hugs to you and my thoughts are with you, happy you have great memories to cherish! ♥

TeaExplorer

My thoughts are with you. It’s comforting to know you have some good memories to hold on to. ♥

Lindsay

So sorry for your loss.

Rosehips

Thank you for sharing this. I’m so sorry.

Whiteantlers

OMG! My breath stopped when I read this. I hope tincture of time is helping you to deal with your loss. You have my sincere condolences.

caile

Thank you very much for your condolences Whiteantlers (and to everyone else here as well). xo It takes my breath away too.

Lee

Oh I just read this Caile!! I am sorry for your loss. I am glad there are lots of friends here on Steepster. I am glad I came back today.

caile

Thank you Lee!
I saw that you were back today – I have been up to reading tea reviews lately and was glad to see yours.

mrmopar

Caile good to see you back. I hope you are doing well.

caile

So kind of you to think of me mrmopar. Thank-you.

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drank Ginger Lily Oolong by Tea Ave
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A lovely tea with a floral and buttery aroma, that tastes creamy and sweet with a subtle hint of warm spiciness. Very gentle and warming. Will brew the leftover leaves in the fridge overnight as I usually do, and expect it will be delicious cold as well.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 1 min, 0 sec

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drank Rose Oolong by Tea Ave
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The dry leaf has a lovely floral scent. I didn’t get any rose in the brewed taste or aroma though, and actually found it a little bitter. I put the rest in a jar in the fridge to cool, and preferred it that way the next day. There was still a hint of bitterness but I liked it better cold as it was refreshing. Also noted some nuttiness which I didn’t notice when hot, and was quite good. I would have liked more rose though

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drank Magnolia Oolong by Tea Ave
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I love this one – a perfect combination of creamy, nutty and sweet floral with a hint of fresh green stems. Gorgeous fragrance. Brewed several cups hot and then cold steeped the used leaves in the fridge for a refreshing glass of chilled tea the next day.

LuckyMe

I had this one today. Very unique and super floral!

caile

Yay! I like the floral in it lot. :)

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Another lovely sample I was given to try. :)
Interesting leaf, that even after numerous steeps over a couple days, still has clumps holding together and looks somewhat like decayed wood. Taste is very mild and creamy smooth though, and not particularly woody at all; perhaps just a bit of earthiness.

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 30 sec 4 g 3 OZ / 90 ML

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Damp earth and woods with a deep velvety sweetness. Dark and comforting.

A sample from a special tea friend – thank you!

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 15 sec 4 g 3 OZ / 100 ML
Dexter

Nice – I’ve been looking at this one for awhile now, might need to break down and get some. Glad you enjoyed it. :))

mrmopar

A good one Dex.

caile

Dexter, I still have some of the sample left if you’d like to try it.

Sil

i totally have some of mine earmarked for dex….but she won’t let me send her box yet :)

caile

haha, ok. ;)

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Love of tea.
My favorite right now is black.

I also enjoy Chinese green teas once in awhile, am exploring pu-erh, and rediscovering oolong.

I enjoy finding favorites and what I like to keep in my cupboard.

Likes: cacao/chocolate, coconut, caramel, bitter
Dislikes: rooibos, bergamot, seaweed, licorice

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