drank Monkey-Picked Oolong by Teavana
58 tasting notes

Yes, fine, I went to Teavana. So be it. And yes, I had to gently get into it with the sales clerk. I knew what I wanted, I did not want to mix my teas with their delightful selections, and no, I did not need to buy TEAVANA brand tins.

Okay rant over.

This is a pretty damned good Oolong for a store in a mall. A really nice finish at the middle and back of the tongue. Tastes like spring, just before the first lawn mowing. Seriously, it has that warm almost yellowish smell of thawing grass. The second and third steep are of course better than the first. The leaves have an interesting crinkle in them as they bloom, reminds me of the look of raw kale. Nice reddening at the edge of the leaves.

if you like your Oolongs on the greener side this is a good pick.

Still, I don’t think I can afford Teavana’s price, and the next time I’m in the mood I’ll check my usual haunt.

185 °F / 85 °C 1 min, 0 sec

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My ratings
less than 10 – Undrinkable
10 – Horrible quality, surprisingly wretched!
20 – Poor quality, an experience to avoid
30 – Poor quality, can fake a smile while drinking
40 – Lesser quality, I wouldn’t pay for it
50 – Lesser quality, will do in a pinch
60 – Decent quality, nothing special
70 – Good quality, to my liking, a good staple
80 – Good quality, an enjoyable tea to savor
90 – Superior quality, a truly special tea to study
100 – Heavenly quality,


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