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drank Blue Beauty by TeaSource
123 tasting notes

This tea is wonderful! I’m a big Oolong fan, and this particular Oolong made me a happy camper when I first tried it. It brews a nice, smooth cup. VERY smooth. I don’t know how to quite place the taste. It’s not what I would call sweet or overly floral (thank goodness!). It’s got an earthy (not grassy) tea leaf taste, which is very light. This basic taste becomes extraordinary with the aftertaste, where a bit of the licorice root comes through. It’s not strong, but it makes your whole mouth feel cool, and provides for a semi-sweet and very interesting finish.

Sorry I can’t be more specific with the taste… I can’t quite figure out a way of describing it. I fear I’m not doing this tea justice with my review. sigh
Oh well. It’s a great, relaxing cup. As I’m almost out, I’ll have to look into getting more!

NOTE: Don’t steep this tea for too long, and definately don’t use boiling water. The tea picks up an overpowering/astringent quality and loses it’s smoothness.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 2 min, 45 sec

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Started brewing loose leaf tea about two years ago, so I’m still relatively new to the scene. Excited to share my experiences and learn more from everyone on here!

I’ve found I Prefer:

Oolong Teas
White Teas
Smooth Black Teas
Flavored White Teas
Flavored Black Teas (depending on the base tea)
Flavored Oolong Teas
Pu-erh’s
Certain Herbals/Tisanes

I’ve found I Dislike:

Bitterness/Astringent Teas
Strong Floral Teas
Fruit Tisanes (at least hot)

Green Teas, Matcha, and Rooibos teas tend to be hit or miss with me. I guess it depends on the tea and my mood that day.

That being said, I’ll give anything a shot!

When I’m not brewing/sipping tea, I’m usually reading, listening to music, studying for classes, or in the summer, kayaking/camping/hiking! I also enjoy a good movie now and then. I’ve got quite the collection going. It almost rivals my tea collection! ;)

I’m currently searching for a nice, “non-grassy” tasting green tea that works well cold brewed. If you think you’ve found it, just send me the name/company and I’ll check it out.

Happy steeping!

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Albany, NY

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