Long Life Oolong

Tea type
Oolong Tea
Ingredients
Almonds, Apricot Pieces, Artificial Flavouring, Natural Flavours, Oolong Tea, Orange Peel, Peach, Safflower Petals
Flavors
Apricot, Fruity, Mineral, Peach, Sweet, Orange Zest, Cream, Nuts, Floral, Oats, Orange, Orchid, Pear
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Loose Leaf
Caffeine
Low
Certification
Not available
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Average preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 45 sec 11 oz / 313 ml

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  • “I got three steeps out of this today. The first one was perfection... fruitiness coming out in all the right places. The second was ok, not great but ok. And the third, well it was weak and had an...” Read full tasting note
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  • “I've been keeping jugs of various teas in my fridge, now that summer has finally come along, though they've mostly been herbals and the like. I keep trying to get my wife to taste them, and she...” Read full tasting note
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  • “I had this one a LONG time ago before I had joined steepster. This was one of the first teas that I ever tried. Anyway, having another go with this tea. It is just as good as I remembered. ...” Read full tasting note
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  • “I have had two "Mini Betty's" (a single serve brown teapot) of this today and there is last little bit left for when I get home. I wish there was a tea fairy that could deliver more to me! *sigh*...” Read full tasting note
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From DAVIDsTEA

Live long and prosper

Peach-scented oolong has long been popular in China – possibly because, in ancient legends, magical peaches were consumed by the gods to achieve immortality. The best way to make it? Place organic oolong in an airtight room with baskets of peaches to scent it. Then add peach and apricot
pieces, almond slices, orange peel and safflower petals. Immortality never tasted so sweet.

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I got three steeps out of this today. The first one was perfection… fruitiness coming out in all the right places. The second was ok, not great but ok. And the third, well it was weak and had an odd taste that made me dive for some water. Another one steep wonder, it seems. Kindof expensive for that, with the heavy fruit chunks and all… boo!

So… I think I need to take a break from Steepster for a few days. Too much going on for me right now… I’ve had a bunch of emotional upsets and there is an illness in the family causing all sorts of drama.
Not to mention that I’m dealing with the trauma of a big milestone tomorrow, and Friday. One that I’d really rather not face but am getting dragged through anyhow. So yeah. I need to make some space in my head, clear out the cobwebs and tears.
Could really use a hug right now.

Tea@Disney

Virtual hug! Hope everything gets better for you soon!

Cattibrie

(((((HUG))))) I am sure things will start looking up soon. Sorry for your struggles. Hang in there. We will still be here when you come back.

Cheryl

(((big hug)))) …it will get better. Hang in there.

Tina S.

Just keep remembering Sunday!

ashmanra

Hugs to you!

Indigobloom

thanks everyone, it’s so nice having friends who share kind words xxx
feeling a bit better already

Kittenna

((hugs)) I hope everything sorts itself out soon and that tea offers some comfort. We’ll miss you and await your return!

SimpliciTEA

Krystaleyn: very well put.

Indigobloom: Take all the time off you want, and know we’ll be here patiently waiting for your beloved reviews and posts!

Kashyap

dear Indigobloom…be lovely and who you are, heal, gain strength, and recover…find peace and when you need a reminder, draw in a breath of tea…wordlessly and without evaluation…just be. Having lost a mother to ALS…I am familiar with illness and drama in the family…should you need to share a word…feel free to reach out…. disembodied hugs…namaste

The DJBooth

keeping you in thoughts and prayers

Dinosara

Hope things look up soon! Hugs!

Ninavampi

Hugs!! Positive thoughts and wishing the best possible out come with the most hugs possible!

Ninavampi

Oops… Wrong post… But still send you hugs and possitvie thoughts!

teawing

Sorry to hear this, hang in there, hugs, and best wishes.

TeaBrat

Feel better soon, dearie

DaisyChubb

Sending good energy your way!

Erin

I really hope things get better for you. :) ((virtual hug))

Indigobloom

thanks so much everyone… I’m feeling loads better today. I have the best tea friends a girl could ask for!! <3

ScottTeaMan

Hope all gets better soon!

Indigobloom

thanks STM, it is much better now :)

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I’ve been keeping jugs of various teas in my fridge, now that summer has finally come along, though they’ve mostly been herbals and the like. I keep trying to get my wife to taste them, and she does, and then she tells me she doesn’t like iced tea. Fair enough, gonna be a long summer without it for her. I can’t imagine drinking hot tea in the summer.

We stopped in DavidsTea the other day to drop off a resume and try some Jungle Ju Ju, and this was the tea of the day…iced. My wife takes one sip and says “Ooooh, this is really good iced.”

headdesk

So, this is my new jug-o-iced-tea in our fridge. I’m drinking the leftover bit from the teapot I brew it in, it won’t all fit in the jug (I have a 1.5 L teapot that I brew one pot of tea in, pour it into the jug, and then make another pot with the same leaves. This second steep usually leaves about a liter of tea behind, which is what I’m drinking now). It is delicious. I can really taste the almond in this cup, and it’s not a bad thing, it mixes well with the peach. I think this tea and I will have a good relationship this summer.

Preparation
Iced 7 min, 0 sec
QuiltGuppy

Oh, how I wish I could say I “stopped in DavidsTea the other day to drop off a resume.”

aisling of tea

I’m dearly hoping I’ve come across as “Someone who loves tea” and not “That batshit crazy tea lady” XD

Uniquity

While we were in DavidsTea on Saturday one of the sales clerks (our favourite :D) came in to work and knew us instantly. We go there too much. : ) Good luck!

Indigobloom

haha I’m sure they will love you! and I’m pretty sure they think that it’s me who is the “batshit crazy tea lady” no stealing my title now!! :P

aisling of tea

Almost all of the workers there know us on sight, so we’ve made some kind of impression, at least!

Indigobloom

I tend to frequent all the locations so I’m not sure they would know me… but they do know me at Teaopia in the Path! I would so love to have that job

Wayne

The workers at my local DT definitely recognize me now.. I show up and I hear them saying to each other – hey there’s the guy that really likes black tea – and the last time I went in one girl gave me a personal recommendation for their new very limited Darjeeling First Flush … the other girl working there at the time said “I think you’re the customer who knows the most about tea” – I said people have told me I should work there, she said “yeah! you wouldn’t need much training..” :)

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I had this one a LONG time ago before I had joined steepster. This was one of the first teas that I ever tried.

Anyway, having another go with this tea. It is just as good as I remembered. Peach and oolong are such a stellar combination. Sweet and the apricot adds a whole new dimension all together! The nuts also add a little bit of nutty sweetness! I love this one!

I resteeped this at 95 degrees for 7 minutes and it was wonderful!

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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I have had two “Mini Betty’s” (a single serve brown teapot) of this today and there is last little bit left for when I get home. I wish there was a tea fairy that could deliver more to me! sigh alas I will have to wait until next payday.

It is just so sweet and delicious, I am sad that I can only ever get three steepings out of this tea, but for the cost and all that flavouring, I am not going to complain… Mmmm, peeeaches! Aaapricots! Mmmmmmmm!

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I made this for my mom but it gave her a headache so I’m drinking it :D for some reason she has a problem with a few David’s Teas I’m not sure why though. Oh well more tea for me! I will giver her some from Butiki I think I ordered grape and strawberry :D

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Every time I see my tin of this I think “Hey, that’s something I can sipdown and not miss that much” – but then every time I actually make myself a cup it’s more like “Wow; this is so good! Peaches and Cream oatmeal! How could I ever think I don’t need it!?”. Gah; conflicting feelings…

So, I cold brewed it because that uses a ton of leaf: and it’s really good cold brewed too! Peach – but not a ton, a taste of apricot and this creamy, butty quality that always makes me think of my favourite breakfast food! Why must I have such absurdly fickle and conflicting thoughts about peaches!? A love ‘em/hate ’em attitude isn’t helpful at all!

I think I may have figured it out though: tangy, fresh, stoney peach flavour? No way! But a creamy, thick peachiness? Sure; I’m game! Just think about it – what are my favourite peach things? Peaches & Cream Oatmeal, Peaches & Cream Strudels. My favourite Peach tea? DT’s Southern Belle which had yogurt in it. Common denominator? The cream! Still not sure whether I’m ready to sip this one down though…

VariaTEA

Butty quality? :P

Roswell Strange

Nutty. Hush.

sherapop

I need try this. I have some in my cupboard, but I’ve been putting it off because of my mixed experience with oolongs…

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4tsp for 750mL tea, Breville One Touch, basket cycle on, 3-minute ‘medium’ steep, oolong setting.

I made this last evening to have after a heavy meal of take-out Chinese food to celebrate hubby’s birthday. He also adores this tea, comparing it to cognac. Delicious and well-balanced, this nuanced blend is probably the only flavoured oolong that truly works for me. (I’ve got somr Citron Oolong from DavidsTea but still can’t decide if I like it. Similarly, I have some Smoked Assam Oolong (!) from Stash and can’t make up my mind on that.) Properly made, Long Life Oolong will delight you, so long as you like peaches.

Rating: 90.

Wayne

I tried this yesterday, too, a cup at the store. I meant to ask for High Mountain Oolong (oops) but she gave me both cups anyway.

Neither me or the wifey really liked this, though – reminded me of peach juice .. the kind made with instant drink crystals.. glad you like it though! :)

Michelle Butler Hallett

The first time I made this, the water was too hot, and I ended up with soapy, slightly bitter hot peach juice. Once I got the temp right, each pot seems better and better.

How is DT’s High Mountain Oolong? I’m mad for oolongs at the moment.

Wayne

We both thought the High Mountain Oolong was excellent – I’m no oolong expert but I would definitely consider drinking it on a regular basis, if the price weren’t so steep.. no pun intended, haha. I really like to buy my tea there by the tin, but maybe I’ll get a small bag of that some time.

Michelle Butler Hallett

DT’s oolongs are pretty pricey. I can get Quangzhou milk oolong at my local indie shop for quite a bit less (and it’s identical). At least oolong can steep two or three times.

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I am sitting here in anticipation of this tea which is politely steeping just feet away from me. I believe I have sampled this before, or maybe I did not. I know at one point someone said that since I liked Happy Kombucha I would also enjoy this.
I just got my first ever David’s Tea order in and am very excited! This is the first one I am steeping.
The smell in the bag is A MA ZING!
I love a really strong peach flavor.
Almonds are a true love of mine in teas as well.
So much fruit I had to pour the bag into a bowl to be sure there was any Oolong in there!
I found it.
I just hope that the oolong flavor can come through with all this fruit and nut!
I am also really hungry right now and have not made time to prepare any food so this is going to be food for me right now as well.
Yes, why I could be making food instead of writing this up while my tea steeps but come on Steepsters you all have done this a time or two right!?
There are about 20 things I should or could be getting done right now but alas, I had orders come in today. Which would be an excellent excuse if I didn’t have orders coming in almost EVERY day.
OH OH Its done BRB!
Ahhhh my tea is not resting beside me in a cup – cooling just a little before I indulge.
Well so I was saying … I have orders coming in almost daily.
That will be stopping for a while as we are going to St. Louis for a few days soon and I didn’t want precious teas sitting in the hot weather or getting snached up off my porch.
I would have my mother bring them in – as she will be here many times a day to check on things but I don’t need her seeing that many boxes so I cut off all orders and to police myself send any money I get into my PayPal (which is where all my earnings come through) right to the bank so I can’t play with it!
First sip:
hum a little on the weak side. :( Maybe I didn’t use enough leaf although I used what was in he directions.
I will let it cool a bit more.
No no I fear this won’t do.
The only thing I didn’t do was steep as long as it said to.
Well I was within the parameters but I could have let it go a bit longer.
I decided to pull the basket out of my Breville, grab a steeping basket, put that in my cup and took about half the leaves out of the basket from the Breville and put it in the strainer basket in my cup. This has to steep longer. If it still is not flavorful I will not be a happy camper.
I feel this tea is far too expensive to be this weak so this MUST be an operator error I pray.
There was just not enough time to think so this was the best thing I could come up with.
Maybe there is a way to lower the basket into the Breville longer without reheating the water – as I didn’t want to burn the leaf.
I just don’t know how to if there is but that is something to look into soon.
Regardless I did not want to waste two cups worth of leaves since the Breville only brews in two cup minim therefore this was my plan.
We will see.

Well okay … now we’re onto something here.
This is MUCH better and the leaves are not burnt – much more flavor now, I do get the oolong which is lovely and the peach.
Still you know I guess Im spoiled but for as much good looking yummy stuff is in this dry blend I guess I was expecting to be BLOWN out of the water.
I am just enjoying floating on this nice little raft here but certainly not blown out of the water.
I am withholding the rating FOR NOW because I never believe in rating when there is an operator error. I mean its not fair to the tea right?
I will try this again soon and see what comes out of it.
For now I would give this around a 70 and would not pass it up if offered but I would not re-stock based on this steep.
Total steep time was 6:30 minutes between Breville steep and basket in cup steep.
Brew temp 200f
As for comparison to Happy Kombucha – from what I recall anyway I prefered Kombucha!

Lynne-tea

I like Happy Kombucha much more too :)

TassieTeaGirl

I prefer Southern Belle for a peach tea, the flavour is more intense, and I think the black and peach mix was better than oolong and peach. I think for the delicate tones of oolong to be preserved, especially across multiple steeps, it needs to be paired with more delicate flavours than peach. But it was still nice.

Azzrian

@Lynne-tea yup me too I am sure.
@TassieTeaGirl Hummm where is that from? Will look it up.

TassieTeaGirl

Its another DavidsTea one. I got a sample 40g bag last September when it was tea of the month, I’d happened to mention to the lovely Natalie it was my birthday so she put it in as a present! Have been stocked with it ever since.

Azzrian

Aweeee :) that is awesome! I will add it to my shopping list!

Babble

Did you not post your Davidstea order, or did I just miss it? There were no coupons or anything, right (lol, I have to ask)

Azzrian

Hummm I sure thought I did but maybe I didn’t I know I mailed Kittenna about making my order – I thought I would have posted it as it was my first ever order. Maybe in the excitement of telling Kittenna I forgot.
No, there was no discount code, from my understanding they don’t do codes, coupons, discounts etc.

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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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I just finished the last of this oolong today. I’m a little sad. I plan to repurchase another small size of this on occasion, but I am curious to try other types of oolong to see what I might be missing. You see, I only allow myself a certain number of repeat purchases at a time, to allow the opportunity to find new favorites (and to be kind to my wallet). It’s my version of self-control and discipline. But sometimes I go into David’s and I just can’t restrain myself …this tea might be a prime example of this…I’ll keep you posted :)

I enjoy the peach taste of this tea, it’s sweet and satisfying, and I love that this tea leaves a pleasant and lasting peach aftertaste, especially with the first steep. The second steep is more mellow, but still flavorful…hmmm…I better go shake out my piggy bank – lol

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