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I took this iced and the flavor translates pretty well. Certainly it’s somewhat sweeter, but usually an iced tea (for me) is somewhat less strong than a hot tea. In this case the tea comes across pretty similar between the two methods.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 15 sec

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67

Last of my Jade Oolong. Joolong.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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83

Great in the fall.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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67

I just learned that it is customary to brew (quality) Oolong up to 5 times, and that it usually improves with each successive brew.

On an unrelated note, I started a tea group on Gnolia.
http://gnolia.com/groups/tea

For those who don’t know, Gnolia is a bookmarking network similar to Delicious. Right now it’s by invite, but if you request an invite you should probably get one in a day or so. (But you don’t need an invite to view groups or bookmarks.)

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75

Rooibos, in general, is tricky for me to brew. I always make it too strong and I’m never sure if I did it right. This time I managed to brew a nice mild tea. Someone told me this tastes a little like (a good) tobacco, and I’d agree. Also a nice sweet note.

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67

Much better this time, a little nutty. This tea was my first tea where the leaves were rolled and it’s taken me awhile to get the amount needed for a good brew right. (Hint: a little less.)

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75

Well, the more I drink it the more it grows on me.

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75

I thought this tea was alright cold brewed, and brewed hot I think the same. I’ve had better jasmine teas, this one was a little too vegetal for me, personally I prefer the illusion of drinking a flower.

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75

I tried again, this time (cold) brewed a little stronger. This time around the tea flavor is both obvious and enjoyable. I don’t know if I had just not been using enough tea or if the tea itself needs to be brewed a little longer on the whole.

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75

I’m on the fence with this tea. I’ve only made it cold brewed and it is very light and slightly sweet, but to me it seems too light. I like a definite flavor with my tea.

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83

Today was cold and wet, so I brewed this one hot. My first rooibos was a peach vanilla blend, which I tried cold brewed. It was nice, but a little too sharp in it’s flavor, which I assumed at the time was due to the fact it was cold brewed. I suspect I was right, as this rooibos was not nearly as sharp and very blackberry smooth.

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Since Steepster underwent such a marked improvement I’ve decided to start adding notes, so this is my first.

In my opinion it is not quite hot tea season yet, so this Oolong was cold brewed. My method is to just throw a few spoonfuls of tea in a jug of water and leave it in the fridge for about 14 hours.

This was my first Oolong tea and I found it enjoyable, very much a smooth “buttery” taste.

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drank White Velvet by Arbor Teas
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drank White Velvet by Arbor Teas
175 tasting notes

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drank White Velvet by Arbor Teas
175 tasting notes

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