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drank Wuyi Oolong by foojoy
186 tasting notes

There weren’t any directions on the teabag packaging, so I didn’t know how long to steep this, and at which water temperature I should do so. The resulting tea was fairly mild, with a mahogany-honey color, and a smooth feeling on the palate. This isn’t a particularly aromatic tea, and the taste is fairly average. I would have probably enjoyed this one better if I would have steeped it a bit more; the texture was a bit watery for my tastes.

I think I’m starting to really enjoy oolongs. I can’t wait to try a loose leaf variety; they seem to have the robust flavors of black teas, with the lightness and easy drinkability of the greens. Tell me if I’m wrong!

As for the weight-loss properties, I’m really not interested. I’m actually trying to gain weight, not lose it, so I’m probably going to steer clear of this one for a while.
Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 15 sec
Angrboda

As far as I know, the majority of the supposed health benefits of tea have never actually been put to proper scientific study that wasn’t sponsored by the tea business. At least that’s what I’ve been told.
I’ve heard the weight loss thing about pu-ehrs too, but like you I don’t look for anything else in my tea than a good flavour primarily and a high quality secondarily.

teaplz

I agree with you entirely. The only teas that I use for comfort relief of any kind are peppermint and chamomile!

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Angrboda

As far as I know, the majority of the supposed health benefits of tea have never actually been put to proper scientific study that wasn’t sponsored by the tea business. At least that’s what I’ve been told.
I’ve heard the weight loss thing about pu-ehrs too, but like you I don’t look for anything else in my tea than a good flavour primarily and a high quality secondarily.

teaplz

I agree with you entirely. The only teas that I use for comfort relief of any kind are peppermint and chamomile!

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22-year-old NYC girl just starting out on her tea adventures! I used to hate tea. If you asked me a few years ago what I thought of tea, I’d tell you it tasted like hot, dirty dishwater. Not anymore! I acquired a taste for tea when I started drinking peppermint tea for my upset stomach problems. From there I graduated to teas like chamomile and Lipton. But Lipton wasn’t strong enough!

I’m getting the hang of this loose leaf thing. Black’s my default, but I’ve found that I really love teas that fall into every category. I’m a purist – I always drink my tea neat. I prefer unflavored tea over flavored tea, and really dislike anything flavored with artificial-tasting substances. I’ve grown up a bit in my tea drinking, and I find that novelty appeals to me less and less.

I also am the happy girlfriend of the boy that created the tea randomizer, which can be found here: http://www.jaydeee.net/pickatea.php

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