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Perfectly worthy of the recommended infusion style!

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 30 sec

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drank Green Coconut by Tea Savant
5 tasting notes

Highly aromatic and flavorful! This blended tea is a wonderful addition to any collection and is Tea Savant’s best blend!

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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A review of Organic Rock Oolong by Tea Savant

Company: Tea Savant
Tea Name: Organic Rock Oolong
Tea Type/Varietal: Oolong
Region: Fujian, Taiwan
Steeping Vessel/Amt. Leaf: cup/ loose leaf
Liquor Color: light green/brown in coloring
Leaf Characteristics: The leaves are tightly rolled pellets and when immersed in water become fuller leaves as they bunch atop of the water in the mug to resemble green veggies creating an aromatic brew of cream of broccoli; except this is tea and much, much lighter.

  1. Steepings

1st Steeping:
Water temperature: 200 Fahrenheit
Time: 3 minutes

I am finishing this Organic Rock Oolong which has been most enjoyable for me. What I liked best of this tea is that it a green tea; that of veggies, the likes of broccoli or green beans. I don’t know why with each and every brew of this tea I am met with that cream of broccoli aroma and I am not expecting or thinking this.

Overall, this tea is as described by Tea Savant: It is bold and strong, with a rich base. Oolong tea is a high brow tea, this one is exceptional, making it one of our choices for its VIP status. Organic tea retains more genuine tea flavors.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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A review of Organic Rock Oolong by Tea Savant

Company: Tea Savant
Tea Name: Organic Rock Oolong
Tea Type/Varietal: Oolong
Region: Fujian China
Steeping Vessel/Amt. Leaf: cup/ loose leaf
Liquor Color:
Leaf Characteristics: small pellets that become full when immerse in hot water.

  1. Steepings

1st Steeping:
Water temperature: 190 Fahrenheit
Time: 3 minutes

It has been a while since having oolong tea. So today of all days I reached for this tea, completing my order from Tea Savant. I had purchased this tea, along with their Mandarin Savant and I am now getting to this oolong is what I mean to say in a round about way.

I take half of the tea pouch content and put this in my tea mug and add the boiling water to it and leave it to steep for few minutes. I like how the small pellets become full leaves as if just plucked from tea tree.

The leaves bunch on top of the water and the aroma is like that of green veggies, as I scoop out the tea leaves I notice how much fuller they are and very green like green-leafy vegetables. Tea’s color is pale green/lightest brown but more clearer upon sipping of the tea I note the freshness of this tea. It is astringent, stinging my taste buds whilst drinking it.

2nd Steeping:
Water temperature: 200 Fahrenheit
Time: five minutes

I continue to have this tea for the day; I began with it in the morning and have been sipping at it throughout the day; only adding freshly hot water to my cup, while immersing the tea leaves for more infusion/steeping. The astringency is light and the stinging is next too none with more steeps. What I note with longer steeps is the texture of the veggies like broccoli, I almost wanted to say spinach but it is smooth in taste and spinach is not buttery or creamy and this oolong is all that. It makes for a rich and bold cup of oolong tea that is cleanly on the palette.

I know that I like oolong teas and perhaps this is another reminder for me.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 0 sec
Indigobloom

I love your descriptions, it makes me want to brew up some oolong right now!

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A review of Magnolia Oolong by Tea Savant

Company: Tea Savant
Tea Name: Magnolia Oolong
Tea Type/Varietal: Oolong
Region: Taiwan China
Steeping Vessel/Amt. Leaf: cup/ loose leaf
Plucking Season:
Liquor Color: very light yellow tea with first steep and slightly darker with long steeps.
Leaf Characteristics: Leaves are fine pellets and when steeped they are fuller leaves.

  1. Steepings

1st Steeping:
Water temperature: 200 Fahrenheit
Time: 3 minutes

Tea Savant sent this tea to me several times and I get to have it again and again. I take one spoonful of the pellets and put them in my tea mug and adding the boiled water to the tea, leaving it for a steep time of five minutes.

Tea’s aroma is a of a floral bouquet and tea’s color is light green with a yellow base. I like the aroma to be found in the magnolia and I must say one cannot smell this from the pellet leaves prior to steeping as this is unlike Jasmine tea which permeated the air and everything around you prior and after steeps.

I find this tea to be a very mild oolong with somewhat grainy texture when finishing the drink. Tea is slightly astringent and yet smooth and sweet.

2nd Steeping:
Water temperature: 200 Fahrenheit
Time: 5 minutes

This steep is for five minutes and the color is a darker yellow/amber in color; the color that I have come to associate with oolong teas and smells wonderfully of a bouquet of magnolia, not too heady for this nose.

In all as I have been drinking oolong and finding that I do indeed like them; this is fresh, authentic and overall an exquisite tea.

Thank you Tea Savant for sending this tea for me to sample and review. I am inept and I do hope to improve over time so that I may know what to say and what not to say.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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A review of Magnolia Oolong by Tea Savant

Date: 11/02/2012
Company: Tea Savant
Tea Name: Magnolia Oolong
Tea Type/Varietal: Oolong
Region: Fujian China
Steeping Vessel/Amt. Leaf: cup/ loose leaves
Plucking Season:
Liquor Color: a blushing amber
Leaf Characteristics:

  1. Steepings: several good steeps, most impressed with 1st steeping because of the tea’s aroma is surprisingly very pleasant.

1st Steeping:
Water temperature: 200 Fahrenheit
Time: 3 minutes

Note: I had received several samplings of this Magnolia Oolong and I happy to be having a cup of this throughout my day. I take on tea spoon of the rounded petals and place them in my cup and I add the boiling water into my cup and leave to steep for several minutes.

The teas’ aroma is light floral scent. This sweet luxury tea is highly regarded as one of Tea Savant’s finest teas. I remove the tea leaves and continue to enjoy the floral intoxication as I take several quick sips of the tea since it is very hot; I like the complex sweetness paired against a smokey undertone. I simply love, love this tea and I cannot say enough about it. The color is like gold; darken peach, rustic of a blush even.

Tea Savant describes this as “world class tea, enjoy loose leaf, and watch the leaves open in your cup.” It is most impressive oolong I have had and I am grateful for Tea Savant to have sent the many samples for me to enjoy. Thank you for trust, and for making such a great product.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec
Tommy the Toad

Sounds good, Ive been eyeballing a Magnolia Oolong on another site I may just have to get a sample of it now :)

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A review of Magnolia Oolong by Tea Savant

Date: 10/09/2012
Company: Tea Savant
Tea Name: Magnolia Oolong
Tea Type/Varietal: Oolong
Region: Fujian China
Steeping Vessel/Amt. Leaf: cup/ loose leaves
Plucking Season:
Liquor Color: light amber
Leaf Characteristics:

  1. Steepings: several good steeps, most impressed with 1st steeping because of the tea’s aroma is surprisingly very pleasant.

1st Steeping:
Water temperature: 190 Fahrenheit
Time: 3 minutes

Note: I was so very happy when I opened the package finally. I found the sample received to be Magnolia Oolong. I have not had oolong tea for a long while. The little tea pouch has a clear plastic back and it reveal small pellets like leaves.

I decided to have a cup of this tea today and after cleaning my tea mug and warming it with warm water, I take one teaspoon of the tea leaves and put them in my cup which I than fill with the boiled water and leaving it to steep for a few minutes.

I am noticing the magnolia scent right away; it is a lovely bouquet. I don’t smell this from the package, it is when I remove the lid and see how the tea leaves have unfolded with the heady aroma of the magnolia (permeating the air) is so nice. I am thinking about some island in the Pacific since I think that is where magnolia flowers bloom. Anyhow, I scoop out the leaves from the cup and place this on a towel dish and take my tea over by the window to examine tea’s color which is lovely amber. I have a sip of the tea and another realizing that it is sweet and aromatic with a smoky undertone.

I find that the tea’s color and the earthiness smell in the cup makes me think of a pu-erh tea but it is oolong and so lovely.

2nd Steeping:
Water temperature: 190 Fahrenheit
Time: 4 minutes

Note: I use the same leaves and pour in some more of the newly boiled water into my cup and leave it to steep a bit longer this time; a minute longer than before.

And the tea’s color did seem a bit darker and making it more smoky in the scent as well. Taste is still a clean, smooth and full bodied tea. I can see having this tea as an iced tea for those liking their teas cold. Since I prefer my tea hot it is exceptionally fine as is at this moment. I think the first cup was better since it was sweeter and not so strong in the scenting of the magnolia.

Overall, tea is a lovely amber coloring resembling at times a pu-erh tea with the earthiness in the way it tastes. I would recommend it as one to be made to drink throughout the day at leisure or after a heavy meal to wash it down with.

I cannot emphasize how pleased I am with the tea’s aroma; that floral bouquet to be found only in an island on the Pacific! Thank you Tea Savant for sending this tea sample to me.

I plan to order a sample of your orange oolong tea next. Happy teas!

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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