I love oolong tea, but for some reason I don’t ever buy any for my cupboard. I am particularly glad that there are several oolong options in the Golden Moon Tea sampler, and am hoping to come across one that blows me away so I’ll have one in mind to order. (That being said, anyone have any favorite oolongs out there??)

So, today’s Golden Moon Tea sample was Imperial Formosa Oolong. Yum. It’s pretty much exactly what the description says. It’s sweeter than I expected, had a distinct citrus smell and taste, and it’s woodsy as well. Ricky made a comparison to Houjicha, which I completely agree with.

It’s good, but not one that I’m craving, and won’t be the oolong that I order more of. Still glad to start the day with it, though! Pictures here: http://bit.ly/bsU65w

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Angrboda

Tie Guan Yin is an all time favourite of mine when we’re talking plain oolongs. Da Hong Pao too. For flavoured I had a raspberry oolong from AC Perch’s in Copenhagen which I’ll definitely stock up on again later on, and I have half a sample of a lemon oolong from Nothing But Tea too. The sample I got from there are enough for two rounds of my small pot, so I’m saving the other half for later. Lemon is a good flavour for a green oolong, I’ve found.

laurenpressley

Thanks, Angrboda!! This is awesome… and now I have a bunch of other oolongs to seek out! Definitely a good thing! :)

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Angrboda

Tie Guan Yin is an all time favourite of mine when we’re talking plain oolongs. Da Hong Pao too. For flavoured I had a raspberry oolong from AC Perch’s in Copenhagen which I’ll definitely stock up on again later on, and I have half a sample of a lemon oolong from Nothing But Tea too. The sample I got from there are enough for two rounds of my small pot, so I’m saving the other half for later. Lemon is a good flavour for a green oolong, I’ve found.

laurenpressley

Thanks, Angrboda!! This is awesome… and now I have a bunch of other oolongs to seek out! Definitely a good thing! :)

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a tea drinking librarian
& a reading, yoga practicing, mommy

I’ve been into tea, at some level, since college with a first tin of loose tea brought back by my parents from Oxford. My love of tea increased with a visit to Boston and a chance cup at Tealuxe. Since then I’ve only gotten more interested in tea and have developed more of an appreciation for it.

tea rating guide
(updated 12/2010)

100: a perfect cuppa. these are the teas I’ll keep in my cupboard and tend to be one per type of tea.

90-99: will definitely get more of this tea

80-89: likely to get more and perhaps it will become a favorite with time

70-79: very good, depending on my mood or the season

60-69: wouldn’t actively try to get this tea, but also wouldn’t avoid it in a tea shop or restaurant

50-59: run-of-the-mill tea for me

40-49: decent, would hit the spot in some moods, but probably wouldn’t purchase it for my cupboard

30-39: okay, will try again, maybe

20-29: meh. I’d try this tea again if no other were available

10-19: drinkable, but a forced cup

0-9: didn’t even finish the cup

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