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THE RUNDOWN
Not going to do a full rundown because I’ve had this tea before. I just uncovered I still had some in a mason jar in a box full of mugs I’ve ignored for about 2.5 years. Still good, obviously: mason jar.
1) First Taste: I love the smokiness the pinewood adds, but it’s not overbearing (probably because this isn’t the heavy-smoke variety). I get a nice acidity too, but that may be because I brewed dark (5+ min).
2) Long Story Short: If you have never tried a Lapsang, this might be a go to – plus it’s available online if you’re not in the tri-state. They ship ANYWHERE. Maybe I’ll try the full-smoke someday, but for now, this my go-to loose leaf China black tea for any time.

Flavors: Pine, Smoked, Wood

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 15 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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67

The Rundown
1) Trying this at a friend’s house. Only sweetening with an expired agave but who really cares. It is sweet smelling already so not too much agave. Long thin leaves so use a sachet instead of an infuser IMHO.
2) First taste: very earthy and extremely mild. I don’t like my green tea to be too strong. This makes me happy. Definitely a lot of wet earth smells.
3) Second sip: definitely getting a lot more sweetness. Some pine scents and flavors too. I would definitely buy this as a go-to.

Flavors: Forest Floor, Mud, Pine, Wet Earth

Preparation
Boiling 1 min, 15 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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70

This is the first spearmint tea I’ve ever had. I’m a devoted peppermint tea drinker. It’s much more subtle than peppermint. It’s good for when you want a palate cleanser but not something overwhelming.

Flavors: Herbaceous, Mint

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 30 sec 2 tsp 10 OZ / 295 ML

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75

I’ve never tried a milk oolong before. In fact all oolong teas are relatively new to me. I picked this up on a recent visit to McNulty’s Tea & Coffee Co., Inc. and decided to give it a try.

It is very light both in color (a pale green) and taste. The first cup I tried with a bit of Splenda. It had an odd initial taste that almost reminded me of Playdough (probably because this is the first time I’ve tried a milk oolong). After a few seconds it took on a more buttery taste that was pleasant.

I re-steeped the leaves (this time for 12 minutes) and drank it with no sweetener. It was a bit stronger than the first cup and the buttery flavor was a bit more pronounced.

I enjoyed this tea and will definitely explore milk oolongs from other sellers.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 6 min, 30 sec

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The smell reminds me of the spring rolls at our local Asian market. I may have to reserve some for a rice dish. It has a very distinct oolong flavor similar to the dark oolong that we get a Chinese diner.

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78

Backlog:

This is one that I didn’t find on McNulty’s website anymore … it’s not bad. I could taste the berry and the cream notes, and there was a pleasant black tea base. I had one cup hot and then I made a pitcher of iced tea with it – and it’s tasty iced.

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72

This tea smells like a bouquet of berries! I think the primary smell I am getting is strawberry.

When I taste it, I first taste the berries, followed by black tea. It is very smooth. I definitely get a lot of berry flavor, but it isn’t so strong that you don’t taste the tea.

This is one of those teas that grows on me as I drink more of it. I am about half way done with my cup, and keep raising the rating slider.

I could see this being a very good fruity iced tea in the summer time.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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87

Very solid Tikuanyin. I especially like the scent of the dried rolled leaves – it is clear that the brewed cup will be dense with flavor, and sure enough, it is. The brewed scent is on a floral/vegetal boundary that is rather pleasant.

The complex color of the brew is less green than others of this variety that I’ve tried, perhaps the leaves are oxidized a bit more.

The taste is what one might expect from the scent but less buttery than the greener versions. It’s floral and sweet, a very soothing mixture that is best enjoyed as one reflects and relaxes.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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67

When I’m craving a hot cocoa, but desire a brewed cup instead, I reach for this tea on chilly days. I love serving it after cooking a meal for close friends. A great tea for dessert as well.

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 3 min, 30 sec

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85

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Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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85

Just the right amount of smokiness, and it’s great on the 2nd steep. I think I’ll be drinking this one a lot.

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86

Fruity and delicious. A great evening drink – soothing!

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50

This is the last of my sample. There was more than enough for my tiny teapot, but not enough for a cup, so I made a super strong tiny teapot and steeped for a shorter time (thinking of Samovar’s recommendations as I did). I have to echo the hint of peanut butter. Now that I’ve read that, I’m totally getting it, too.

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50

I am slowly getting back into tea now that I’m in the office and letting myself have a few cups through the day. I can’t figure out how to drink oolong (with the multiple steeps) at home, so I brought my tiny pot to work and have cups throughout the day.

This is a good one. I’m out of practice, so I don’t have much to say other than it’s very good. It lacks some of the harshness in the first few steeps that some oolongs have, which makes it a winner in my book!

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86

Having this with soymilk, no sugar. I think I like it better this way – it has a subtle sweetness of its own. Lovely!

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86

Another nice tea from McNulty’s. Without additives, this tastes mostly like Adagio’s base for their flavored teas, but with milk and sugar it is perfect. Let’s face it, if I am drinking a tea called “caramel,” I’ll likely be having it with milk and sugar. This also has a hint of roastiness.

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88

2nd steep – as good as the first, if not better! I steeped it extra long since I forgot about it, and it had even more berry flavor. Yum!

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88

Berry nice! ;) I am without an infused at the moment, so I steeped the leaves loose and decanted the tea. This tea has a lovely berry flavor that isn’t tart. I tried a sip plain, then added milk and sugar – it was good both ways.

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77

Hello Berry! This smells mouthwateringly berry-y. Like a bowl of fresh mixed berries. Berry teas have a tendency to be too tart for me, but this one isn’t at all. I assume that’s the ‘crème’ part but the taste is pretty smooth and creamy for something berry-flavored. The berry taste is definitely there but it’s more of a cooked berry dessert taste but without the dessert (it’s sweet but not dessert-sweet). I thought about adding a little sugar to make it more of a berry dessert with the dessert, but I drank the cup too quickly so I didn’t. I guess that means it’s pretty good! Thanks to TeaEqualsBliss for giving me the chance try this one!

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

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74

Very dry. Kind of a natural sweetness. Makes me think a lot of the blackberry black tea I used to get before the wife got into loose teas. This would probably be much better with a touch of sugar… Adding sugar seems to take away most of the dryness and brings out the berry flavor. Sugar bumps up the points a little.

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86

Berry Crème – McNulty’s

Also finished up this one earlier today. I will miss this one. This is quite good. I ended up with 2 solid infusions with this one.

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86

This is my last tealog until the 20th or so…

Thought I would revisit this one before leaving and it is YUMMY, indeed!

“See” you in a week or so!

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86

Pre-Infusion smells of: Berries, Grapes, Wine-Like, Flavored Black Tea
Post-Infusion smells like: Berry flavored black tea
Color: Fairly dark brown
Taste: LOVELY. Juicy! It’s a flavored black tea, alright. I can still taste the tea, itself, but can also taste berries! I’m thinking blackberries, strawberries, Raspberries, maybe blueberries!? Good tho! Juicy…NOT too tart…it’s a sweeter-tart, NOT bitter tart!

Nice!!!

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