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96
drank Oriental Beauty by thepuriTea
328 tasting notes

Finally!! I have tried the following oolongs w/no satisfaction: milk oolong from Puritea, Plum Oolong from Teas, Etc. , Chicago Tea Gardens competition grade, and Upton’s Formosan oolong. Either they seemed tasteless or too subtle or too vegetative- but finally! This is an oolong that I like.

As it is more highly oxidized- that could be the trick- to bring out the flavors. But there is a subtle floral flavor in this – almost like rosewater- really rosewater- But do not be wary if you don’t like jasmine or other perfumed teas- this is quite a subtle, subtle , sophisticated flavor.

This tea has a drying/astringent feel to the mouth but nothing that requires sugar or milk to conceal. As soon as I opened the screw top tin, a floral aroma wafted to my nose- (and I am not sensitive to smells)…

But this is very wonderful! And I am quite suprised I am the first to review this one on Steepster….

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drank Milk Oolong by thepuriTea
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Personally, this oolong is not for me. It has a vegetative flavor w/a creamy mouth feel….Just not a fan- I won’t even rate it as this seems to be a popular oolong…

RachanaC (Rachel)-iHeartTeas

Oh no I LOVE this one. Sorry you didn’t like it.

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93
drank Sweet Caramel O Mine by Liber Teas
328 tasting notes

Still love this blend and it is one of my fave dessert teas- the assam and caramel- perfect!!!

LiberTEAS

I am really glad you like it!

ashmanra

Sounds delicious!

Lori

It is!

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89
drank Supreme Breakfast by Harney & Sons
328 tasting notes

Gosh- thanks again to Ashmanra for this sample- this is one I will definitely reorder….The blend is perfect – as the assam provides some boldness and keemum is rounds this one out….

ashmanra

I told the girls to surprise with a tea this morning when I got home from physical therapy. This is what I got! It is not overly strong, but nicely bracing when you are sore, tired, or just need a pick-me-up. I will also be reordering this one!

Lori

Definitely strong bot not too strong…

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This is a fairly strong and intense yunnan. It definitely benefits from some added sugar. With the addition of sugar, I can detect some cocoa notes midway thru the sip. Like unsweetened cocoa…not as cocoa-ey as Dawn- but promising….

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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Thanks to Ashmanra for this sample!

For a relatively strong lapsang, this one had some sweet undertones .. but the smoky flavors are powerful. Certainly not like a raging campfire like most..but a tad strong for me in the sweltering heat down in Louisiana. Regardless of my personal opinions, this is a great lapsang option for someone who would like a powerful smoky tea w/o any icky tar flavors….

ashmanra

I think I like to SMELL this one more than I like to drink it! :) It is a “winter” tea for me, and I do have to add milk and sugar to this one to mellow it out.

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97
drank Banana Matcha by 52teas
328 tasting notes

Yes this does taste like rungs!

52teas

Runts? Or those things between the spaces in a ladder?

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88

This blend has a toasty almond flavor. Warm and fuzzy. I know this is similar or the same as Specialteas Almond Cookie but this one just seems to have an extra toasty flavor……

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89
drank Supreme Breakfast by Harney & Sons
328 tasting notes

Thanks to Ashmanra for this sample.

This is a smooth and calm way to start the day. The keemun in this takes the bite out of the Assam. Yet the Assam provides some “meat” . This is one tea that I would add to my shopping list.

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drank Supreme Breakfast by Harney & Sons
328 tasting notes

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Just a few months ago the only tea I drank was hot lipton tea at work, an occasional mint tea, and sweet iced tea.. Then my daughter got me some loose leaf teas for Christmas and then, my tea addiction began…..

And what better way to get lots of dessert flavors w/o the calories?

I prefer my tea with a tinge of sugar. Is that cheating? But to me , the combination of sugar and tea is like salt and cooking- both bring out the natural flavors.

My tea drinking has evolved into a set routine: a breakfast blend in the AM, some flavored blacks during the day, late afternoon or evening flavored green/white, herbal (usually spicy, chai inspired) at night.

Not into unflavored greens/whites yet. Just started appreciating unflavored blacks and am thinking that smoky teas may become my favorite…
When I am not drinking tea, I am working as an engineer, reading, watching some of the better TV shows (like Damages and Breaking Bad), practicing my yoga, cooking, gardening, and spoiling my two miniature poodles (Coco and Timmy)…

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Baton Rouge, LA

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