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

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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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Made an iced pitcher of this tea. I’m not sure if I prefer it iced, compared to hot, but it’s good either way.

Preparation
Iced 3 min, 0 sec

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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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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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drank White Velvet by Arbor Teas
175 tasting notes

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My new favorite! So refreshing iced with a bit of honey.

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