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drank Long Life Oolong by DAVIDsTEA
1938 tasting notes

I have accumulated a fair bit of this tea. Basically, Roswell Strange sent some to me back in December but it was either in a package that is lost somewhere in the world or a package that is stuck at my house in Thornhill. So, being a bit impatient to try what many have called “fuzzy peaches in a cup”, I asked Aimee Popovacki if she wouldn’t mind including some in our most recent swap. Then I ended up receiving a bit more from Roswell Strange in our most recent swap. So now I have a fair bit of this tea and thought it was probably a good idea to try it out.

Unfortunately, this is not the tea I was expecting. This smells like fuzzy peaches but tastes like oolong and more and more I am realizing that is not a taste I particularly enjoy. Thank you both Roswell Strange and Aimee Popovacki but I just don’t think this one is for me :(.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec
Yvonne

I wasn’t super crazy about this one either, but I didn’t mind it. Sorry you didn’t like it :(

mewakeling

I didn’t like it either. The boy is an oolong fan, so it gets drunk, but it was not the peach experience I had hoped it would be!

VariaTEA

It wasn’t something that appealed to me in store but then so many people called it the fuzzy peach tea and I could not resist. Alas those were lies! :P

Roswell Strange

Doesn’t taste like Fuzzy Peaches to me either – in fact, it’s my “Peaches and Cream Oatmeal” tea for when I want my favourite breakfast food in tea form ;) I actually don’t love this blend, but I find it’s really consistent. And, I also normally drink it cold instead of hot – I think it’s better that way. Sorry you didn’t love it.

VariaTEA

Like you let it cool? or you cold brew it?

Roswell Strange

Haven’t tried cold brewing yet, but I bet it’d be interesting. I just let it cool completely, though. Also, I find the resteeps of the leaf are surprisingly floral, as a heads up because I don’t think you like florals very much if I remember correctly.

VariaTEA

That I do not so that is good to know. Also, I will wait for this cup to cool and see if it is better that way. Thanks for letting me know :)

VariaTEA

Well this does get better as it cools but still not the tea I had hoped for. You never know unless you try though so it was nice to get to taste it. Thanks again guys!

Helena

I find this better cold as more of the fruity flavourness comes out. Great for summer.

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Yvonne

I wasn’t super crazy about this one either, but I didn’t mind it. Sorry you didn’t like it :(

mewakeling

I didn’t like it either. The boy is an oolong fan, so it gets drunk, but it was not the peach experience I had hoped it would be!

VariaTEA

It wasn’t something that appealed to me in store but then so many people called it the fuzzy peach tea and I could not resist. Alas those were lies! :P

Roswell Strange

Doesn’t taste like Fuzzy Peaches to me either – in fact, it’s my “Peaches and Cream Oatmeal” tea for when I want my favourite breakfast food in tea form ;) I actually don’t love this blend, but I find it’s really consistent. And, I also normally drink it cold instead of hot – I think it’s better that way. Sorry you didn’t love it.

VariaTEA

Like you let it cool? or you cold brew it?

Roswell Strange

Haven’t tried cold brewing yet, but I bet it’d be interesting. I just let it cool completely, though. Also, I find the resteeps of the leaf are surprisingly floral, as a heads up because I don’t think you like florals very much if I remember correctly.

VariaTEA

That I do not so that is good to know. Also, I will wait for this cup to cool and see if it is better that way. Thanks for letting me know :)

VariaTEA

Well this does get better as it cools but still not the tea I had hoped for. You never know unless you try though so it was nice to get to taste it. Thanks again guys!

Helena

I find this better cold as more of the fruity flavourness comes out. Great for summer.

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After being overweight all my life I finally decided to commit to the long journey of weight loss. When life got too monotonous with all the diet food I decided to try teas in hopes of finding new flavors. I never realized the addiction I would face and now I am in love with all things tea!

However, I am still new to the tea scene and although I have bought many David’s Teas and Teavana Teas I know there is just so much out there to try and I am excited for each and every new experience. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! My cupboard has grown exponentially since joining this site and I have a lot to share. Feel free to snoop through my cupboard and message me if anything interests you – I am always happy to swap!

Well after over a month on steepster, I have learned many new things about tea and my own personal tastes. For me, flavored teas are definitely my sweet spot. I will most often reach for black teas and rooibos or honeybush blends but I do keep some flavored whites and greens around for when the mood strikes. I have a few herbals/tisanes but most of the time I find myself disappointed by them as they often smell deliciously sweet and then end up tasting tart/sour. I have a little bit of an aversion to pu’erh and oolong teas. I am also wary of florals, earl greys, and chai teas. I do not like overpowering citrus flavors nor do I usually like hibiscus, licorice or chamomile. I love dessert teas – caramel, vanilla, and other sweet flavors make me smile. Fruits like strawberry, peach, mango, and pineapples will often catch my attention as well. Oh and I LOVE Red Leaf Tea’s flavored matcha.

I have also realized that although I really enjoy adding frothed milk to some of my teas, if I do not like the tea with zero additives (just in plain water without milk or sugar), I probably won’t drink it. The one exception is flavored matchas which I will happily drink in cold milk if I do not like it mixed with hot water. My theory is if the tea can’t stand on its own then it is not for me and I will more than likely try to swap it out for something else.

Tea Ratings (a loose guide):
1-15 – This cup is going down the drain
16-30 – I will finish the cup but I am not making another
31-50 – I don’t think I like this but I will try another cup just to be sure
51-60 – I am really on the fence about this tea
61-70 – I like this enough to finish what I have but I won’t be buying it again
71-80 – I like this and will buy it every now and then
81-90 – I really like this and will replace it as soon as I can
91-100 – I LOVE this and will buy more before I run out of what I have so that this is never missing from my cupboard

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Thornhill, Ontario

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