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drank Tung Ting Vietnam by DAVIDsTEA
919 tasting notes

A tea in my cupboard I haven’t tried! I couldn’t decide what I was in the mood for, so I thought I’d try a new tea, and this one was sitting there just begging me to give it a shot. So yes, I did, and it is quite good.

The dry smell is very much a green oolong scent, it reminds me of the Ginseng oolong also by DavidsTea. It has a slight creaminess about it as well. I steeped the full 5 minutes with 195 degree water. The steeped smell is interesting. It’s reminding me of a tieguanyin, but with a different creaminess. Probably the closest I’ve smelled to it is Verdant’s tyg. However, there’s a rockiness in the scent as well to me. Interesting. Oh, and it brewed up quite light, for some reason I was expecting something darker, haha too many black teas lately :P

As for the taste, it is light yet full. A tieguanyin flavor with rocks. There’s a floral aspect in the aftertaste as well. Hmm, how to describe this, I haven’t described a new oolong in so long. It is good. Hahaha, that’s a terrible description, but I am enjoying this cup, and it is going down quite smoothly. It’s not quite as creamy as a Verdant oolong, but that’s ok, I wasn’t in the mood for something crazy rich. The flavor is buttery though, reminiscent of the Ginseng oolong to me as well, but minus the weird sweet aftertaste. Oh and maybe there’s a bit of pine taste in the middle of the sip. Yes, it is definitely there, it adds a freshness to the tea that is quite nice.

Overall, a nice little unflavored oolong. I am not yet sure if it will be a restock, as I am pretty slow at drinking my oolongs for some reason, but it will get drank at least! I will have to get my boyfriend to try this one, he will probably love it, as he is a big fan of unflavored teas, especially tieguanyins.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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Hello all, I’m a newly graduated electrical engineer as of 2013 (read:NERD :D), who is a bit obsessed with tea! I discovered loose tea in 2011, DAVIDsTEA in 2012 and it took off from there. I really started drinking/enjoying tea because it’s excellent to take to class in the morning and because I can’t handle coffee! (unless it’s a really good cappuccino or latte haha)

I enjoy a variety of herbal, white, green, oolong and black teas. I have also tried a few pu’erhs and matcha I am a bit sensitive to caffeine, but I find that in moderation I can still indulge in black teas and matcha.

Oh, and I have a severe peanut allergy and try to avoid most other nuts, just to be safe. Limits my tea choices a bit, but that’s ok. However I recently tried almonds and found out I can eat them, so I have been trying a few teas with them in them.

MissLena’s rating system
(as of 04/19/13)

95+: Absolute favorite, will try to always have it in stock, and when I don’t I pine over it!
90-94: Awesome teas, will probably purchase again a few times
80-89: Very good tea, may restock at some point
70-79: happy to have tried and will gladly finish, but not restock
60-69: not horrible, but not the best, will finish if I have some though
50-59: not a favorite, probably will have a tough time finishing the bag
-50: yuck. I don’t want to have it ever again.

I am happy to say that my caffeine intolerance seems to be subsiding! This is allowing me to try a wider variety of teas :)

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