drank Monkey-Picked Oolong by Teavana
21 tasting notes

I decided to try this from Teavana despite the price to compare it to other Tie Guan Yin’s I’ve tried. I’ve got to say I found this tea to be too subtle and rather bland. Where is the flavor? I thought it would get better with multiple infusions but it didn’t.

The next few times I made this tea I used a lot more tea leaves than suggested but it still didn’t meet my expectations.

Needless to say I was very disappointed and I will not be purchasing this tea again.

195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 30 sec

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I’ve been a loose tea drinker since 2006 and I really started getting into tea during my college years. My favorite types are oolong, scented green, white, peppermint, and rooibos.

My husband and I drink it on a daily basis and we love our trusty Zojirushi water dispenser. Some of the tea we drink hot, and the rest we chill.

I enjoy tea with honey or german rock sugar. I also try to seek out unique honey for my tea. My favorite so far is unprocessed Hawaiian white gold honey.

If I’ve rated a tea over 90, it’s something I will definitely be drinking again in the future.

Lately I’ve been enjoying a lot of authentic Chinese tea that was gifted to me from my mother after her last trip to China. Unfortunately I won’t be able to write notes for those teas on Steepster.


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