For this afternoon I decided to dig into my High Mountain Oolong that I got last week. During my first tasting I couldn’t rate it because I wasn’t sure how I feel about it. I liked it but it wasn’t the over the heels love from the first sight (or taste… lol).

I steeped it at 94C for 5 min.

This tea intrigues me. I don’t know what it is, I can’t put my finger on it. The taste is slightly vegetal and buttery although different than the green tea… different vegetable perhaps? I detect mild and very pleasant astringency at the back of my tongue. There is something else though… Underneath it all I taste and smell something sweet… and floral, and that really intrigues me because I’m not sure what it is. When I close my eyes I see flowers in the wooded area after a pouring rain…

Overall this is a very delicious tea. I enjoy it a lot. What I don’t enjoy is the price. From time to time though this will be a lovely treat. :)

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It’s been a while since I joined Steepster and I think it’s time to write up a bio.

I’m a stay at home, married mom with 5 kids, most of them grown up. Only one remains with us now, my 7 year old sunshine which I push out of the house to school every morning and it’s not an easy thing to do.

I’m an avid gardener during a growing season and my goal is to grow most of the food we eat and save some for winter too. I’m also an artist and a huge nerd. I read books, I play computer games. My very first game was World of Warcraft (was addicted to it solid for a year, lol), then came Skyrim, Minecraft (with my 7 year old) and few others less memorable along the way.

I began drinking tea on regular basis just over 2 years ago when I decided to kick my morning coffee habit. It wasn’t pretty… I couldn’t function for 3 days straight but survived. A year ago I discovered loose tea and found Steepster… The rest is history.

Some of the staples in my cupboard are Dragonwell green tea, Japanese sencha, Silver Needle white tea, green roobois, darjeeling and pu’erh. I also drink variety of flavored teas for fun and I like to order tisanes and mix them with straight teas for even more variety.

Recently I found out how much I love oolong so will be stocking up on that as well.

There are few other tea lovers in my family: my mom and dad, my oldest daughter, my son and my youngest 7 year old. She loves when I try out different teas and I always have to remember to make enough for her to have a little taste.


Ontario, Canada



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