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drank Peach Oolong by Bigote Ecuador
1342 tasting notes

Before I get into my tasting note… my notices have gone AWOL :*(
That annoying error page shows up whenever I try to check them, so my apologies if I end up bypassing any comments on my reviews, atleast until I get my notices back

Anyhow, this tea is lovely!
Though I had trouble sussing any flavour out, it seemed incredibly weak at two minutes so I put the steeping basket back in the pot for another minute. That seemed to help, but I was getting very little peach out of the tea. A hint of peach came out, like I would have expected on the fifth or sixth steep!
Maybe next time I need to try more leaf? Also, I suspect it could be my water… since I made a cup of red rose for mum and it came out murky, so she tossed it and I made her something else. (Tess Orange tea- her fave)
Okayyyy yes!! It must have been the water! because my second steep, though weak-ish, is loads better, more so when it cools. Much stronger peach notes coming out. Sortof a juicy peach that blends really nicely with the natural sweetness of the oolong. It’s really captured the essence of fresh picked peaches, just ripe enough to eat and dribble nectar down your chin. Do you remember those days from childhood?? little sighs
Iced, I suspect, this would be incredible.
Thank you so much Ninavampi! This is very tasty :)
Now if only I can figure out what the heck got into my kettle…

Ninavampi

So happy you liked it! It is a bit on the weak side, but I still find it super tasty!

Indigobloom

It really is tasty. Somehow the lightness just fits right in :)

Indigobloom

thanks again Ninavampi!!!

Kittenna

Argh to the error on the notice page! I kept getting that on my Recent Activity page. Annoying!

Anyways, this sounds pretty yummy. But I laughed when you said ‘do you remember those days from childhood?’ re: eating fresh-picked peaches, cuz I didn’t have that as a kid in Saskatchewan, but last summer went and picked peaches in Niagara and definitely had a few nectar-dribbling experiences :D

Bonnie

I lived in Paradise California (Sierra Navada Mt. Foothills) up north where there is a peach growing season in the farming valley below. The Summers could get really hot, and big juicy, ripe to bursting peaches were sold by the crate for canning. My mom always picked hot days to can freestone peaches which were the best!

Indigobloom

Krystaleyn, argh indeed!! I dislike being forced into ignoring comments, and being outta the loop!
and hehe I’m glad to hear you now know the joys of a juicy peach :P

Bonnie: your Mum sounds like a lovely lady!! I am soooo craving a peach right now. Mmmmm

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Ninavampi

So happy you liked it! It is a bit on the weak side, but I still find it super tasty!

Indigobloom

It really is tasty. Somehow the lightness just fits right in :)

Indigobloom

thanks again Ninavampi!!!

Kittenna

Argh to the error on the notice page! I kept getting that on my Recent Activity page. Annoying!

Anyways, this sounds pretty yummy. But I laughed when you said ‘do you remember those days from childhood?’ re: eating fresh-picked peaches, cuz I didn’t have that as a kid in Saskatchewan, but last summer went and picked peaches in Niagara and definitely had a few nectar-dribbling experiences :D

Bonnie

I lived in Paradise California (Sierra Navada Mt. Foothills) up north where there is a peach growing season in the farming valley below. The Summers could get really hot, and big juicy, ripe to bursting peaches were sold by the crate for canning. My mom always picked hot days to can freestone peaches which were the best!

Indigobloom

Krystaleyn, argh indeed!! I dislike being forced into ignoring comments, and being outta the loop!
and hehe I’m glad to hear you now know the joys of a juicy peach :P

Bonnie: your Mum sounds like a lovely lady!! I am soooo craving a peach right now. Mmmmm

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Let’s see… I’m a tea and workout fanatic, I work in HR, and most of my friends consider me to be an egg. White on the outside, Asian on the inside :)
-from philosophy to food, I love it all
Otherwise, what you see is what you get! I can be very straightforward and yet shy.

Also, I’ve started taking tea sommelier classes and it is an absolute blast! Well, so far I’ve only finished the first out of eight courses, but I am really looking forward to the next one.

Anyhow, if your curious as to how I rate things, this is how I work…

0-25
Like eating dirt, or some other unsanitary indelicacy that mentioning in my profile here would likely get me banned.
I don’t think I’ve found cause to banish a tea to the wasteland yet though so who knows what it’d inspire ;P

25-50
You know that expression “Don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater”? I imagine drinking that water would be terrible enough to warrant this rating!
I’d never make my enemy drink this, but perhaps I’d throw it at them. Good thing I don’t have any enemies!

50-70
This is “tea”?? I tried finishing the cup… but my body rejected it. There may be others who enjoy this tea, but it’s beyond me!

70-80
I tried liking it, and I can almost get there! I certainly don’t hate it, but something is holding me back. Allergies? Men in white suits? who knows… certainly not me!

80-90
Lovely tea! Not my all time fave but close. I likely wouldn’t repurchase, but may decide to based on many factors: price, accessibility, whether it fills a “tea gap”, medicinal applications, and how often I crave it.
Every once in awhile I find the sweet spot that bumps these up to 90+. Those are the days I need to buy a lotto ticket!

90-95
Sweet Camellia! this is realllly good tea! Don’t talk to me until I’ve finished my cup…

95-100
Tea of the gods. I would do anything to get my hands on more of this liquid gold!

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