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Oolong Tea
Oolong Tea, Tahitian Vanilla, Wildcrafted Roasted Cedar Leaves
Butter, Cedar, Floral, Vanilla, Berries, Rainforest, Sweet, Creamy, Flowers, Peach, Green, Pear, Roasted, Vegetal, Cream, Mineral, Wet Rocks, Berry
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190 °F / 87 °C 2 min, 0 sec 5 g 18 oz / 523 ml

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From Whispering Pines Tea Company

Rivendell is a majestic Elven outpost in Middle Earth, filled with lush vegetation, towering waterfalls, and clean, pure air.

Our Rivendell blend was inspired by this ethereal place. With a base of sweet Anxi Tieguanyin, roasted cedar leaves, and hand-cut Tahitian vanilla, this tea is the essence of purity.

Rivendell opens with the taste of cedar, cherry, and caramel flowing through a luscious sweet body. The middle of the sip coats your mouth with a nectar-like sweetness and hints at vanilla and chocolate, with a touch of pine nut and mineral, reminiscent of spring water that has flowed over miles of untouched granite. The finish is clean with hints of lilac and pear, leaving an aftertaste of cedar and caramel. It tastes as if the purest water in the world flowed through miles of sugarcane fields, scattered with nectar-filled lilacs and orchids, passed through a forest of cedar and cherry trees, then poured over a pristine granite cliff straight into your cup. It’s pure nectar and caramel with light florals, a hint of berries and chocolate, a touch of pine nut, and heady evergreen sweetness.

If there ever was a fruit fit only for the elves, this would be its juice.

Notes: Cedar, Cherry, Caramel, Vanilla, Mineral, Chocolate, Pine Nut, Lilac, Pear


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Whispering Pines Tea Company is dedicated to bringing you the most original, pure, beautiful tea blends. We use only the highest quality ingredients available to create additive-free teas teas inspired by the pristine wilderness of Northern Michigan. Our main focus is on customer satisfaction and quality.

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392 tasting notes

Got this sample from Allan and have finally got to try this tea. It’s been out of stock for ages it seems.

I’ve been lazy lately when it comes to brewing my tea so no gongfu brewing. I just brewed up Western style. When I smelled this from the bag I could smell the cedar. It smelled so good!

It was really delicious brewed up. The floral from the oolong and the vanilla notes seemed to blend together to become a floral vanilla. Heavenly. Then there’s the buttery flavour of the oolong underneath followed by the very light cedar notes. Yep , I love it. Still out of stock I see on the website. I’ll just have to snap some up when it becomes available.

Flavors: Butter, Cedar, Floral, Vanilla

195 °F / 90 °C 2 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

Glad you liked it. I have been lazy and western brewed it too.


It’s a great tea. Glad I got to try it. Thanks Allan.

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180 tasting notes

Thank you Blodeuyn so very much for this!

I have been stalking this company for quite some time. It saddened me at the fact that most of their teas were sold out. Luckily, a tea friend came to the rescue!

I opened this small package and gave a slight inhale. I experience an enticement of wild berries, waterfalls, long luscious forests, and smooth river stones. I am immediately caught in its spell. I revealed the small variety of pebbles. This one is an emerald, this one a ruby, this one a smooth clay chip. I placed my discovery into my basket and brewed. The aroma that arose from my glass transported me back to that waterfall. The steam rises with the scent of a forest in full spring. The peridot colored liquor dances in front of me as I enjoy this treat. I may not be the largest lord of the rings fan, but I know magic when I taste it. The initial sip was a complex massage. A sweet tree sap engulfed my senses, then followed by the succulent water side berries. This complex tone developed more and more. It carried me through the lush forests and down the springwater. The aftertaste was an intoxicating sensation. It is placed as an exotic vanilla with such depth. The flavor continued and lasted well over the brew. The unfurled leaves created an atmosphere of tranquility. This name is truly fitting of this blend.

I am not a blend/flavored tea drinker. I have rarely enjoyed anything that isn’t straight natural tea. This brew has definitely changed my mind. My only complaint is that the leaves; however beautiful that they are, do not match those pictured. I am okay with this and can understand marketing enough, hahah. I’m grateful to have acquired it. I needed a little magic in my day.

Flavors: Berries, Cedar, Rainforest, Sweet

195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 15 sec 1 tsp 6 OZ / 177 ML
Whispering Pines Tea Company

Interesting…in what way do the leaves look different to you?

Whispering Pines Tea Company

And I love this review. So glad you enjoyed this! Hopefully it’s changed your mind enough to try my other blends :)


I have been so intrigued by your blends, I have acquired a “sample pack” and will be trying all of them. In the photos the nuggets looked more of a variety of colors, such as maroon, forest green, and brown. The ones I have received were of a vibrant green with small parts of brown.

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Huh. Strange! I did recently chance the base tea but I only know of one person that has the new one. Who knows…maybe that one made it to you! :-)

I’m excited to hear what you think of the rest! What all did you get?


Truly is strange but still a beautiful blend. I have Elder Grove, Jabberwocky, Golden Orchid, and Golden Snails to start :) I will be doing photography and reviews. I’m very excited :D I’d say I’m off to a good start with how well Rivendell was.

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Yay! Those are all good ones :) Looking forward to reading your thoughts!

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683 tasting notes

Wow. So I usually like floral teas. I really do. But…this one…
I mean it’s definitely floral. No doubt about it.
But it also tastes a lot like flowers too.
When I opened the bag of this tea it smelled like trees, like as if I were in the woods or something, which was what I was expecting.
But when I went to take a sip there were no trees at all. It was all like flowers and a weird creamy almost peachy flavor?
I don’t know. This is a really really odd tea. I’m not really digging the flowers in this one to be honest. 0_0 I don’t really think that this one is for me. D:
I’m sooo glad that MzPriss was generous enough to send me a sample. THere were so many times that I almost bought this one. Glad I didn’t!
This is seriously like “The Flower Power” tea. Which kinda reminds me of the Producers movie…But that’s what I would re-name this one if I could haha!
Not a horrible tea, it’s just too much for me.
Thank you so much for the sample, MzPriss!!

Flavors: Creamy, Floral, Flowers, Peach


O.o this is my dream tea!


Haha you into those flowery teas?


Def. I’m all about that ’flower power!"


Glad to read this review. I’ve been waiting for this tea to come back in stock, but now I will skip it. I don’t really care for floral. It also seems to give me some nasal congestion (perfume does, too) so I think that I may have a slight allergy or sensitivity to it. So thanks again!


Nooooo! I’d been waiting to try this one for months, but I’ve never met a flower tea that I actually like drinking. Thanks for sharing this though- I’d be even more sad if it was sitting here and I hated it after all the anticipation.

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150 tasting notes

OMG I love Rivendell. I really loved it before. I loved it so much it was taking me forever to figure out how to write about it. And what did The Hobbit do? He went and made it BETTER with the anxi ben shan oolong base. This one of the very, very few teas I rate at 100. I require this tea.

It is ethereally beautiful – green, creamy, floral-fruity.

I love it so much I gave it TWO songs on my blog:


Flavors: Flowers, Green, Vanilla

190 °F / 87 °C 0 min, 30 sec 3 g 100 OZ / 2957 ML

Sounds fantastic! It’s been out of stock with my last two orders.. maybe next time!


You need it.


It’s out of stock every time I’m making an order, too. Someday…. :)

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61 tasting notes

So, this worked last time so, I’ll try it again. I have never tried this tea, but I would desperately love to try this. It sounds so fantastic. If anyone would like to, I would love to swap for this tea.

Thomas Edward(Toad)

I’ll send ya a taste of it, you still living at the same Addy? Message me

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This is an absolutely beautiful oolong and really does taste like a pure mountain spring. Rivendell is complex, heady and floral—it evokes pear blossoms for me. Don’t miss Whispering Pines’ poetic description—it’s accurate!

Flavors: Floral

190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 15 sec

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514 tasting notes

I got this tea in a small swap with Frolic. Thank you!

I really, really liked it in the first few infusions. And then my love for this tea faded. I followed Brenden’s recommendations.

I do think this is a lovely tea. The vanilla and cedar add something great to a good quality Tieguanyin. But I kind of wish I could taste the Tieguanyin on its own.

I’m really glad I got to try it, and I’ve got enough left for one more mug, but I don’t think I’ll be buying this.

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This sample came from mj. Another vanilla dreams tea to try! Now, I’m not generally a fan of green oolong, but I still wanted to try this one since vanilla is my favorite flavor. The oolong pellets are a dark green/yellow and medium in size. There are also roasted cedar leaves mixed in. Dry scent is very sweet with pear and floral notes, and a smidge of vanilla. I steeped it for 3 minutes in 190 degree water.

Brewed aroma kind of reminded me of a wet dog… HAH. Once I got past that it was strong floral and pears. Hmm… I’m kind of underwhelmed by this one based on the amount of hype it’s gotten and its high rating. It mostly just tastes like the usual green oolong to me – very lightly vegetal, mineral notes, peach, floral, etc. I don’t really pick up on a ton of vanilla, maybe a little bit. The cedar leaves give it a nice roasty aftertaste. So overall, it’s good, but I don’t love it.

Flavors: Floral, Peach, Pear, Roasted, Vanilla, Vegetal

190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

I sampled this tea last week and gongfud it. I loved it. It may not be at its strongest brewed western style. I got some nice notes with 15 sec steeps. I bought a small quantity of it, arrives tomorrow.

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630 tasting notes

Thank you Sarsonator for this tea. This tea is absolutely amazing. It is some of the highest quality oolong I have ever drank. The vanilla creates a buttery sweetness that is absolutely incredible. This tea was delicious from the first steep. It was not bitter in the sense of many oolongs although there was a tinge of bitterness. This quickly faded by the third steep. Amazingly, as each steep passed the vanilla seemed to get stronger in flavor. I am on the eighth steep now and the vanilla flavor is amazing. I thought I might describe this as almost as good as the Tung Ting Oolong from Tea Trekker before I had drank this. Having drank this I would describe the Tung TIng Oolong by Tea Trekker as almost as good as this. This is the best Oolong I have ever drank. While I would not use the word " tea drunk" this tea has had an incredible relaxing effect on me, is that what is meant by Qi? I don’t know for sure but I am sure glad that Whispering Pines will soon have this back in stock, because I have to buy some. Even though I put this through eight steepings, the leaves are not totally played out. I shall save it for tomorrow and resteep it at least two more times.

I steeped this 8 times in an 180ml teapot with 190 degree water and 5.5g leaf. I steeped it for 15 sec, 15 sec, 20 sec, 25 sec, 30 sec, 45 sec, 1 min, and 2 min. Tomorrow I shall begin with a five minute stetep and see how many more steepings I can get out of the leaves.

Flavors: Cream, Vanilla

190 °F / 87 °C 0 min, 15 sec 5 g 6 OZ / 180 ML
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So glad you liked this, Allan! :-)

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And thanks to Sarsonator for sharing! :D


Yay allan! I was so sure you were going to like this one! glad you did the short steeps too ;-)


Yes and I saved what is left to steep tomorrow. Tea Fairy, how many more steepings do you think are left?


I’ve really got to get this sometime. xD


Allan, i don’t know cause I usually stop at around 6 and cold brew the used leaves for 24 hours in a mason jar. So good!


This is great, Allan! After trying the amazing shou you sent, I was really hoping that you would find a tea in the samples I sent that you would love just as much!

I’m so happy this worked out :)


I love this one as much as you do, Allan! Maybe more :-)


They will have this back in stock in a couple of weeks. I am already on their list for it.

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492 tasting notes

I’m going to start out by saying that I second every word of The Tea Fairy’s review. Most importantly that if one endeavors to create a Rivendell tea, it absolutely must deliver! this is no matter to be taken lightly.

I had high expectations for this one and they were met. If someone told me that this tea came straight out of Rivendell for real, I would believe them. It tastes like a forest, but not just any kind of forest, one inhabited by elves, with delicate traces of magic, beauty, and elegance – if these things could be attributed to a flavor. The flavors all come together nicely, no one of them overpowers another. The vanilla, the roasted cedar leaves, the florals of the oolong base – just perfect.

Terri HarpLady

Guess I’ll have to place another WP order…


I was disappointed to see that the Sleeping Bear was restocked after I placed my order. If I hadn’t run out of money again, I’d be placing a new order too. :)

Terri HarpLady

I still haven’t tried the sleeping bear

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It’s running out fast! :-)


ugh! i have no money! don’t make me sad. lol I might be able to afford some in a few days though.


Awesome ;-)

Lariel of Lórien

Would this be a good Winter tea?


hmm – a winter tea, I suppose it could be. It’s wintery in a holiday sort of way, a tea you’d have while sitting next to a white christmas tree and lots of tinsel and shiny things but not so much with a cozy-country-holidays-warm by-the-fire type of experience. Sorry if my analogy is out there. I think it just depends on what you desire in you winter-time teas.

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