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 stopped by David’s Tea today to pick up some stuff for a friend who lives overseas. I also used this opportunity as an excuse to pick up some samples of stuff I’ve been wanting to try. They finally got those teas I wanted back in stock! Yaaaay! And since Steepster has been acting better lately, you’ll likely be seeing my thoughts on those teas soon!

After chatting with my tea helper and sniffing teas, I got a bit thirsty. So I ordered this iced to go. It’s only ok. While the icy cold drink was very refreshing on a hot moist day, the flavor was only so so. The peach was too candy-like for my taste and the oolong was a bit too grassy and metallic. It wasn’t bad, but it didn’t taste like high quality oolong either. And there’s supposed to be some almond in here? Hmm…didn’t really notice.

I don’t regret this tea. I’m happy i tried it, but I have better things waiting for me.

Also, if I lived or worked closer to David’s Tea, I’d be all over their iced tea promo! $1 iced teas all summer long if you bring in their own special travel cup. The cup is $9ish. Tempting…veeery tempting….

Edit: looking at my receipt, I suddenly realized that I got this iced tea for free! That’s so awesome! What’s the trigger for a free tea to go? Thank you so much, tea person!

Uniquity

We got the cup last year – and are very glad the promo is on again this year! If you have room for another travel mug in your cupboard, it’s worth it. It’s actually shockingly good at keeping the tea cold, ice will stay in it for a couple hours without fully melting.

Mercuryhime

Ack! Don’t tempt me! I simply don’t live or work close enough for the cup to be worth the investment. :( DT should just open up more stores. ;)

Uniquity

True that. : ) I like that they juds came out with a leak-prook one for kids. Marketing ploy, yes, but adorable!

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ohhh em gee, my first Oolong what do I do?! It’s steeping!! What do I do! It smells so good :D
It even looks buttery, oh my gosh I love peach! IMSOEXCITED

Why yes, I am dramatic. and yes, I do have a bachelor of fine arts degree. I studied 4 years to be this dramatic so deal with it! :D That’s what I tell my poor boyfriend anyways.

Speaking of anyways – THIS TEA

First steep: A little over 4 min.
The colour of this tea is so vibrant! The smell is more muted than the dry smell of course, but it’s gorgeous and I want to bathe in it. My first Oolong o: It’s very tasty, and I really didn’t know what to expect! It has a very full body, I feel like I could use this tea as a lunch replacement when I’m still full from breakfast haha.
I like it, it is earthy, as it the way of the oolong I suppose. I can’t wait to compare this to the milk oolong I also purchased.
It’s sweet and hits the spot! I’m very impressed.

Subsequent steeps to come. I’m savouring it in the meantime.

Jenn

I love peach combined with oolongs as well! Well, anthing peach really. Enjoy :)

DaisyChubb

Thank you! And me too, you really can’t go wrong with peach

Cattibrie

I loved this one the time I tried it. Keep forgetting I have it though.

DaisyChubb

It’s a nice thing to have in the back of the cupboard (or the front) :D
Sadly I had to come home from work and only got 2 steeps. Fully plan on trying some more tomorrow though! Happy almost Friday o_o

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I really need to clear out more tea. Back to drinking things I haven’t tried yet! I was feeling like an oolong and this one was at the top of the oolong box. I knew it was peachy but I did not realize it had almonds in it so hopefully it tastes okay to my annoying taste buds.

And it does! It reminds me of Prosperous Peach Oolong from Teavana which I still have 2485729 pounds of (roughly) but less oolong tasting. Of course I use more than the instructions state for that one but I wasn’t sure how this one was going to be. Very peachy is the answer! I also like the more subtle apricot in there too.

There is this underlying nuttiness as the fruit flavors fade. Not really a fan of that.

I can’t decide yet if this is something I will want to drink again but I think I at least have to try it iced.

Thanks Kittenna!

Also this just made the onion chopping ninjas appear in my apartment or there’s a localized shower on my face but just…UGH I have to share. http://www.buzzfeed.com/expresident/stories-that-prove-animals-have-souls

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Upon reviewing my previous note, the first time I drank this tea I was at work and didn’t really have good equipment. A disposable filter and a pot to boil water in. The second steep was much more flavourful so I rated it high enough.

I am now drinking it again (sipdown) and it’s like I never had this before. I used about 2 tsp for maybe 12 oz. which I think technically means I overleafed. But it is so good! So different! I know it’s different because I never tasted apricot in tea before. I sipped this expecting peach and my mouth immediately said “this ain’t peach, hon, this here is a-pri-cot!”

I am really digging this tea! And also, no sugar, yay! What a flavour difference between this tasting and the previous one.
Very apricot 1st steep at 4 minutes. Orange liquor, quite clear. For the second steep I reduced the amount of water maybe too much because I’m getting a lot less fruit and a strong oolong. I always found oolong to be a fairly light tea so am surprised at the loud second steep, almost astringent. Am also getting some orange rind taste. I’m simply amazed. Have I changed, has the tea?, do the brewing conditions matter that much? I now feel like making tea is like baking bread, you just never know!

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My first almond tea! Yes, I did it, I had a cup of an almond tea, and im good so far in terms of allergies! I’ll review this as best as I can with it being my first tea with nuts in it lol, and first nuts pretty much!

The dry smell is super peachy and fragrant, with a hint of almond. I steeped for 4 minutes (shortest amount of time for the almonds lol) and the smell is still peachy, fresh yet quite sweet as well.

As for the flavor, this is pretty tasty! I get a lot of nutty flavor, but that’s probably because I’m not used to that flavor at all. The peach adds a sweetness to complement the almond quite nicely. This is a fresh and satisfying cup, seems filling to me, but that could be the pizza I had had for for dinner lol.

Overall, a tasty tea for my first ever tea with actual almonds in it! For almond flavoring, i still like the almond matcha by Red leaf the best, but this has a slightly similar flavor but not as sweet. I’m not rating it yet as this was an experiment and i definitely can’t fully form an opinion on it until I try almonds more often. Yay for things working out well though in my testing!!

Lala

Hooray!

Sweet Canadian

Try forever nuts, its my fav almond tea from Davids :)

MissLena

I definitely want to try that one, the reviews look awesome for it!

Sweet Canadian

That and chocolate rocket are their best almond ones. Omg you’ve never had chocolate rocket! Its my favorite DavidsTea of all time!

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So…. I thought I liked this one. Brewed some up today, and for some reason, the smell was nauseating, and reminded me far too much of Mango Diablo, which reminds me in turn of cooked green peppers. Which are disgusting, to me. Oh, associations. It definitely tasted peachy, although I couldn’t pick out the oolong base, but I really did not enjoy this cup. So much so that I actually dumped it out. To put this in perspective, I didn’t even dump out the darjeeling I tried today and didn’t particularly care for, as I still found it to be drinkable. I don’t think it’s the fault of this tea at all, but I don’t think I’ll ever drink any of this again. Strangely enough, I found yesterday’s Peaches and Cream Oolong from Teaopia more palatable than this one (although would prefer not to drink it again either). Perhaps peach teas are not my thing? I still have Peach Hoppi-Tea from Azzrian to try, maybe that will suit me better?

I feel like rating this would be unfair, as I don’t really think there’s anything wrong with it. My rating would be in the 40s, and this is probably a 70-80 tea. Oh well, at least I only have a cup’s worth left, and I think my roommate likes this one…

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

I thought I liked a lot and then the smell started coming through the bag and stinking up everything and the taste started to get to me so it’s in my locker at work for a rainy/snowy day when I’m out of better stuff.

Kittenna

Yeah, I have no idea what was wrong, but the smell kind of makes me gag now :(

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I got a tea package today from a friend in NYC. Yum!

This is one of the ones she sent me. It’s a really peachy oolong, and there’s some sort of spice to it too.

My tastebuds are kind of on the fritz, but this is still good!

And I was surprised and happy to see that she’d included a blend with ginger… as much as I hate ginger, it’s good for sore throats.

MsWhatsit

There is nothing like autumn weather and ailments to remind us how good hot teas are.

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Made some homemade chocolate peanut butter cookies for my parents today. They’ll be home soon and they’re ice cold in the fridge – just like how my mom likes ‘em. I hope she enjoys them! She doesn’t get things like this too often anymore, and she deserves it.

While my parents sit and enjoy some cookies, I’m going to enjoy this peachy peachy oolong. Mmmm. I like peaches. I (generally) really like oolongs. Match made in heaven, yes? Pretty much. The taste I’m getting from this is probably what peach milk would be reminiscent of, if such a thing exists. It’s creamy and fruity and everything I’d expect in a peach oolong.

I don’t know if I’d crave this on a regular basis, but I do really like it. Well done, Davids.

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec
MagicDon

as another note as it sat it began to develope a fruity not after taste but it was there and it was great.

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It’s an oolong! And it’s peachy! And it’s.. OK. I may have misteeped it. It doesn’t wow me.

The dry tea is very pretty though. So many fruity bits.

ne14t

I used to really enjoy this one, I always felt it need a little more tea then what was suggested otherwise it would be a little bland. Then I tried Prairie Berry and it just beat the living snot out of Long Life for fruity oolongs, cant stop drinking it.

Cavocorax

Good to know! Maybe I need to give that one a shot!

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Something went wrong. So wrong.

Preparation
5 min, 0 sec
CrowKettle

That’s very ominous.. :P

Ozli

It tasted fishy! I sipped & thought “AUGHHH GROSSSS” and then left it a bit, thought: it could not have been that bad? But it was FISHY again??? D: So I gave up on it. But then my Earl Grey tasted like curry, so something might just be wrong with me today. o_O

CrowKettle

O.o There must be something very wrong with you..Sounds like you need the Doctor.

It’s almost a year since I finished my Long Life Oolong but I remember coming across some “interesting” taste variations, depending on steeping and ingredient proportions. I don’t recall it being very prominent but I got a hint of fishiness a handful of times too. Sense of taste and smell are funny though ;)

Kittenna

Something happened to this tea with me too. Not fishiness, but whatever it is, the thought of drinking it now makes me gag.

Cavocorax

Yikes. Do not want. I hope you don’t have a lot of it!

Ozli

HUH. Thanks, guys – maybe I’m not crazy! :-O I’ve only got a tiiiiny little tin of it (a couple more cups) but as it is, I’m kinda scared to try it again :P :P

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