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drank Castalia by August Uncommon Tea
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Sample from Beelicious Sadly this one is a miss for me, if only because it just tastes like a roasty oolong. I’m not really getting a feeling of there being any blending happening with this. It’s just a green-er looking oolong that tastes somewhere in the middle of a green oolong and and really roasty one lol. It’s not a BAD cup of tea…it’s got a smooth finish to it, but in the grand scheme of things, it’s not worth 20$ shipping haha

Daylon R Thomas

I’ve been really curious about that one since I love Oolongs, specifically Dan Congs, Milk Oolongs, and Greener High Mountains. The website’s description is a bit florid and I have no clue what this actually tastes like other than what you’ve described. Petrichor is something that I can imagine, but it’s also really abstract. Does it have the chocolate orchid quality it talks about or is that just over description? I wonder because I’ve been half tempted to buy it, but the shipping even in the U.S. is steep.

Sil

for me it just tasted like a roasty oolong. no other real notes beyond that familiar oolong taste. not helpful i know :(

Daylon R Thomas

Oh well. I at least know not to buy it if it’s typical. But I do have another recommendation question: is the Passage du Desir a more malty, bitter black tea, or a sweeter one because of its flavors? I drink black teas straight and like them pretty sweet. Again, I ask because it’s on discount and half tempted to get some.

Sil

it’s not SUPER sweet, but i don’t find it bitter. I never add sugar to my teas though? if you’ve never ordered from them you can get 10$ using my referral code if that helps take the shipping sting out? http://augustuncommontea.refr.cc/GJPHDLM

Sil

i mean…nearly everyone that’s tried it has enjoyed it that i’ve shared it with haha

Daylon R Thomas

Awesome! Thank you so much. Now do I want a sample or 100 grams lol

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Daylon R Thomas

I’ve been really curious about that one since I love Oolongs, specifically Dan Congs, Milk Oolongs, and Greener High Mountains. The website’s description is a bit florid and I have no clue what this actually tastes like other than what you’ve described. Petrichor is something that I can imagine, but it’s also really abstract. Does it have the chocolate orchid quality it talks about or is that just over description? I wonder because I’ve been half tempted to buy it, but the shipping even in the U.S. is steep.

Sil

for me it just tasted like a roasty oolong. no other real notes beyond that familiar oolong taste. not helpful i know :(

Daylon R Thomas

Oh well. I at least know not to buy it if it’s typical. But I do have another recommendation question: is the Passage du Desir a more malty, bitter black tea, or a sweeter one because of its flavors? I drink black teas straight and like them pretty sweet. Again, I ask because it’s on discount and half tempted to get some.

Sil

it’s not SUPER sweet, but i don’t find it bitter. I never add sugar to my teas though? if you’ve never ordered from them you can get 10$ using my referral code if that helps take the shipping sting out? http://augustuncommontea.refr.cc/GJPHDLM

Sil

i mean…nearly everyone that’s tried it has enjoyed it that i’ve shared it with haha

Daylon R Thomas

Awesome! Thank you so much. Now do I want a sample or 100 grams lol

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So no real clue what to write about myself here. A friend got me into drinking loose tea and it’s something I thoroughly enjoy though I have nowhere near the experience that many folks on the boards seem to have.

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Most of that is on hold these days though, including tea drinking like I used to as I have a new little one who eats up all my spare time.

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