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drank Ginseng Oolong by DAVIDsTEA
1287 tasting notes

At first, when this was hot, I quite enjoyed my cup. The ginseng sweetness was interesting, but certainly not typical of my normal tea rotation. It definitely lingers!
But then when it cooled I started to dislike the fake sweetness, because it reminded me of splenda, which I cannot stand the taste of. Overall, I give this one a thumbs down. Not something I’d try again, even if it was offered to me free of charge.
Although… the oolong part was nice. I suppose that is about the only positive thing I have to say here heh

CHAroma

Oh no! I just sent you a ginseng oolong too, LOL!

Indigobloom

bah, it might be totally different! I’m excited to compare now :P

Cattibrie

They told me at the store to resteep this one for sure. It changes flavour with each steep. The associate the other day told me she is most happy with the 7th steep. I never get that far but have decided upon trying this one that I will actually make the first steep and pour it out as I did really enjoy the second and third steep.

CHAroma

I find the second and third infusion of oolongs to be the best too. :)

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CHAroma

Oh no! I just sent you a ginseng oolong too, LOL!

Indigobloom

bah, it might be totally different! I’m excited to compare now :P

Cattibrie

They told me at the store to resteep this one for sure. It changes flavour with each steep. The associate the other day told me she is most happy with the 7th steep. I never get that far but have decided upon trying this one that I will actually make the first steep and pour it out as I did really enjoy the second and third steep.

CHAroma

I find the second and third infusion of oolongs to be the best too. :)

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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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