81 Tasting Notes

81

Darjeeling oolong is something that I have a soft spot for. This one was full of fruit and florals, a really enjoyable cup.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 0 sec
JustJames

darjeeling oolong! haven’t had a ton of experience with darjeeling, never mind one crossed with an oolong! a novel idea i should try….

JustJames

darjeeling oolong! haven’t had a ton of experience with darjeeling, never mind one crossed with an oolong! a novel idea i should try….

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94

Holy peaches Batman! This tea is super aromatic with heavy notes of peach and a touch of citrus. The sweet aftertaste lingers in the nicest way.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 0 min, 30 sec

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81

Fruity with a peppery kick. Not bitter at all but has a refreshing astringency. This Darjeeling is 20% Assam so it makes a great wake up tea.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec
Kashyap

Since Darjeeling and Assam are different regions of India…when you say “this Darjeeling is 20% Assam” are you saying that the tea is predominately Camelia Sinensis Sinensis and some of the plantations leaves are Camelia Sinensis Assamica and they blend them or are you saying that this tea is a blend of two regions…just curious

Nicole Martin

That is a very interesting question Kashyap. I have a contact at the company so I will find out and let you know :)

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81

The aroma of this tea was intoxicating as soon as the hot water hit it. I love a good vanilla oolong and this certainly smelled like one. The taste was sweetly floral with heavy doses of cream and a hint of citrus in the finish. I was definitely still able to taste the greenness of the pouchong base.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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81

I liked this tea quite a lot and I think that some of the negative reviews may have to do with oversteeping or too hot water. The flavoring was delicately floral and sweet but notes of cherry became stronger as it cooled.

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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96

This tea was full of orchid aroma and sweet floral taste with a subtle vegetable note. There was no astringency and the aftertaste lingered long after each sip. One of the things I love about Dong Ding is that it is a marathon tea. I did five consecutive infusions and probably could have gone for more if bladder had been capable of holding that much tea.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 30 sec
JustJames

think i’d like to try this one!

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94

Wonderfully sweet and vegetal with just a hint of a buttery note. I love playing with the curly leaves before steeping and the fat, juicy buds afterwards.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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81

This tea was delish, like comfort food in a cup. The caramel, cream and vanilla were all there but not overdone or artificial tasting.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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86

I think I’m in love. I’m a milk oolong addict and this blend was perfect. It was creamy and sweet with a really nice vegetal aftertaste. The coconut was present but not overpowering. The coconut flavor starts to fade after the first infusion but the tea leaves themselves can definitely keep going for more.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec
RachanaC (Rachel)-iHeartTeas

Oh I’m so happy you liked this. It’s one of my favorites. :)

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