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200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 30 sec

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  • “The last of this for a while. We're leaving for the holidays in less than a week and aside from the truly dear things like the pu-erh cake, I want to use up as much leaf as is reasonable so...” Read full tasting note
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    jimmarks 325 tasting notes
  • “I think my tea died. Honestly, this tin is about two years old and it just tastes like meh. I have heard that some oolongs age well, like puerh, but this isn't one of them. I don't know if my...” Read full tasting note
    ashmanra 1827 tasting notes
  • “had a little cup of this on my lunch break. i really like oolongs. and one of the other reviewers mentioned this was kinda 'flat' tasting. which i agree. not the most interesting or poetic oolong...” Read full tasting note
    shmiracles 739 tasting notes
  • “I bought a tin of this at the same time I bought the Numi Chocolate Pu-Erh. I've been sampling it ever since, wanting to love it and just not managing. Too floral for me, no peachy flavor at all. ...” Read full tasting note
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    mamamiau 123 tasting notes

From The Republic of Tea

The Cup of Poetry – This hand-picked tea is prized for its large silver- tipped leaves and pure peach flavor. Grown in the hills of Taiwan, this tea makes a delightful cup. (May also be known as wulong tea).

About The Republic of Tea View company

The Republic of Tea is a progressive and socially conscious business recognized for being the leading purveyor of more than 200 premium teas and herbs, ready-to-drink iced teas and more. Founded in 1992, The Republic of Tea sparked a tea revolution in America with the purpose of enriching people’s lives through the experience of premium teas and a Sip by Sip Rather Than Gulp by Gulp lifestyle.

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325 tasting notes

The last of this for a while. We’re leaving for the holidays in less than a week and aside from the truly dear things like the pu-erh cake, I want to use up as much leaf as is reasonable so nothing’s getting stale while it sits. I won’t buy anything new, I don’t think, until after New Year’s day.

Wuyi oolongs really are ideal for cloudy, blustery, gloomy days. Toasty but with that hint of sweetness that anything just a tiny bit burnt always has. The kind of tea that makes you wrap both hands around the mug and just… unclench. I did two short steepings with three cups of water and strained them into one of my larger ceramic (Western style) tea pots.

I have to keep reminding myself that here in Houston, this weather is only going to last at most 8 weeks, not 8 months. I do wish the grass had more time to recover from the severe Summer drought before it is forced to go dormant, but it doesn’t look like the weather will cooperate.

I have been sleeping with a headband with earphones built into it this past week, listening to Brian Eno’s “Music for Airports vol 1” and it is kind of shaping my entire mood throughout each day — it reminds me a bit of the videophile kid in American Beauty — although hopefully a bit more healthy than that. People who think electronic music, especially ambient music, is something that a 4 year old with a laptop could make should read about the process that went into producing that album.

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Boiling 0 min, 30 sec
Nathaniel Gruber

ambient music :) Brian Eno :)

Jim Marks

The more I work on creating meaningful generative music the more terrified I am to realize how truly fantastic his work is — especially the early stuff when he really was out on Mars when no one else had even yet reached the Moon. I just sit there with my jaw on the floor thinking “HOW?!!?”

Charles Thomas Draper

I always enjoyed " My life in the bush of ghosts " with David Byrne. The first 2 Roxy albums too….

Jim Marks

Oddly enough, I actually don’t. On the flip side, I enjoy most of Lou Reed’s work both with Velvet Underground and solo, but find his own ambient work, such as “Hudson River Wind Meditations” quite dull despite their intention for guided meditation and taijiquan both of which I practice.

Charles Thomas Draper

Have you ever listened to Townes Van Zandt? An Austin native….

Jim Marks

Not particularly, although I’m familiar. Not exclusively, but my tastes run predominantly to the… largely artificial.

Charles Thomas Draper

He is as natural as they come….

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1827 tasting notes

I think my tea died. Honestly, this tin is about two years old and it just tastes like meh. I have heard that some oolongs age well, like puerh, but this isn’t one of them. I don’t know if my tastes have evolved that much or if I made it badly today or if it is just too old to have much flavor left, but there really isn’t a whole lot going on here. I don’t taste any fruitiness or the stone flavor that grabs you with a hard hug that I get from good, dark oolongs. There really isnt a nutty taste anymore. This is so light in flavor.

I guess if I wanted something really subtle this would be fine, but we are doing geometry for Pete’s sake and I need something stronger!

Teavivre’s Monkey Picked would be heavenly right about now.

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739 tasting notes

had a little cup of this on my lunch break. i really like oolongs. and one of the other reviewers mentioned this was kinda ‘flat’ tasting. which i agree. not the most interesting or poetic oolong i’ve had. but i’m not complaining about it. naw. it’s nice. toasty and subtle.
thanks to Shelley_Lorraine for this cute and thoughtful sample.

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123 tasting notes

I bought a tin of this at the same time I bought the Numi Chocolate Pu-Erh. I’ve been sampling it ever since, wanting to love it and just not managing. Too floral for me, no peachy flavor at all. I know, I just said almost the same thing about another tea from a different seller. Maybe it’s just me. But it is what it is. I think there are better oolongs out there, probably even some available at a lower cost.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 30 sec

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479 tasting notes

Still really like this tea. Tried a second steeping this time (1st for 2min, second for 3min). The second cup isn’t as sweet, but the sweetness is still there. I like that it is muted the second time. Although I really like the sweet honey-like flavor, it could be too much of a good thing to have two strong cups of it in a row. I am particular about excess in scent and flavors. I need to try a gong-fu type session next time if I have the time to spend with it.

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30 tasting notes

Steeped for 12 minutes, 3rd steep is as good as the first 2. Going to try to get to 5 steepings.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 8 min or more

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37 tasting notes

Backlog:
I bought this tea at the local Whole Foods (gosh, that place is addicting!). I was really excited to try my first wuyi oolong. This did not disappoint. It was delicious, warm, complex yet simple, and somewhat peachy. Very good blend. Very good for the price.

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

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19 tasting notes

It was reduced by 75% at Bristol Farms ($20 orig.) so I had to try it. I had high hopes because of RoT’s Orchid Oolong, but this tea isn’t the same thing. It doesn’t have as distinct a flavor. It’s still a good oolong and refreshing, but no cigar. Maybe if I had a variable temperature kettle, I could get a better taste because of closer temperature accuracy. I’ll keep experimenting with brewing and see if I change my mind.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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7 tasting notes

Oh, I really like this one. Very smooth. I’ve steeped it 3 times and it’s still good. Haven’t steeped past that, though.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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56 tasting notes

Definitely can pick up on the peach notes. The chestnut and honey notes are more subtle. A nice light tea.

Preparation
4 min, 30 sec

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