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I’ve always been a little indifferent to oolong teas, neither loving nor disliking them, but seldom choosing them above other options. I’m not really sure why? After seeing the fairly strong steepster ratings this tea had, I thought I’d give it a whirl. Of course, it was purchased along with a pile of other Davids Teas. So when I brought my selections home I chose what I felt was the most exciting option first, and so on…and so on. This eventually left my “untried” stock of Davids Tea with two lonely sample bags, both of which were oolongs. Really, what is it with me and my indifference to oolongs? I cracked open the sample bag and sniffed it, meh…the peach scent is kind of nice I guess, but it didn’t smell like something I’d immediately love. I waited for the tea to brew, with a definite lack of excitement that I usually experience with trying a new tea. By time I poured it I was so distracted I completely forgot I was trying something new.
First sip – whoa, o.k. well that got my attention. Hmmm…keep going sip, sip, this isn’t bad. In fact it definitely boosts my thoughts on oolongs from indifference, to “hey I kind of like this”.
But wait, oolongs are known to sometimes get better with multiple brewing. Alright well let’s see how that works for me…
O.k. so now the peach is taking more of a backseat, and is riding in as more of an aftertaste. Or maybe that’s just what I taste because my palette is already primed. – huh! Pretty good
I wouldn’t say that this tea is the holy grail of oolongs for me, but it was enlightening to discover that I am no longer justified in approaching oolongs with such indifference. In fact, now I’m actually looking forward to trying that last oolong in my untried stock. Well done DT!

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@Lucyna77 thanks for your kind words, it’s always nice to hear that my reviews are appreciated. It’s great that you’re as lucky as I am to have a local DT, I love that the stores allow me to buy small sample sizes. If I’m uncertain of whether I’m going to like a tea, I tend to buy a small amount. I usually ask for 20/25 grams, and I tell them to err on the size of less if I don’t think I’m going to like it. That way I don’t have loads of something I don’t like, and I can have a greater diversity. I’m probably not the best person to describe oolongs (as I mentioned in my review) until recently, I have been know to shy away from them. But from what I’ve tried, the various types can taste quite different from each other. The ones I’ve tried taste significantly less grassy than green tea, so hopefully that aspect might translate to you liking them more than green tea? I’m crossing my fingers for luck that you will also have a great tea-venture when you try oolong. Cheers!

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canadianadia

@Lucyna77 thanks for your kind words, it’s always nice to hear that my reviews are appreciated. It’s great that you’re as lucky as I am to have a local DT, I love that the stores allow me to buy small sample sizes. If I’m uncertain of whether I’m going to like a tea, I tend to buy a small amount. I usually ask for 20/25 grams, and I tell them to err on the size of less if I don’t think I’m going to like it. That way I don’t have loads of something I don’t like, and I can have a greater diversity. I’m probably not the best person to describe oolongs (as I mentioned in my review) until recently, I have been know to shy away from them. But from what I’ve tried, the various types can taste quite different from each other. The ones I’ve tried taste significantly less grassy than green tea, so hopefully that aspect might translate to you liking them more than green tea? I’m crossing my fingers for luck that you will also have a great tea-venture when you try oolong. Cheers!

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