drank Long Life Oolong by DAVIDsTEA
1713 tasting notes

Eeeep, when this was really hot, at the very beginning of each sip I got an odd biting sensation. Almost burning. And then it continued into the aftertaste. I can still taste it now. Could it be that I was reduced to using tap water? (yes I know, a corny play on words. I am a dork)
Bleh. I’ve been trying to use up all the blends that I feel won’t be impacted as much by nasty water… and I figured this one would hold up ok. Not bad…
But I miss my white tea! been craving for awhile but the two cups I’ve made since my h20 shortage turned out pretty dismal. A 60 rating if I’m generous.
Anyhow, my real issue for the moment is bigger than that. I can’t write about it publicly, and it is driving me nuts. Anyone who is online right now… puhhhlease IM me, as I need to chat with someone who gets my tea obsession!! gah!

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Let’s see… I’m a tea and workout fanatic, I work in HR, and most of my friends consider me to be an egg. White on the outside, Asian on the inside :)
-from philosophy to food, I love it all
Otherwise, what you see is what you get! I can be very straightforward and yet shy.

Also, I’ve started taking tea sommelier classes and it is an absolute blast! Well, so far I’ve only finished the first out of eight courses, but I am really looking forward to the next one.

Anyhow, if your curious as to how I rate things, this is how I work…

Like eating dirt, or some other unsanitary indelicacy that mentioning in my profile here would likely get me banned.
I don’t think I’ve found cause to banish a tea to the wasteland yet though so who knows what it’d inspire ;P

You know that expression “Don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater”? I imagine drinking that water would be terrible enough to warrant this rating!
I’d never make my enemy drink this, but perhaps I’d throw it at them. Good thing I don’t have any enemies!

This is “tea”?? I tried finishing the cup… but my body rejected it. There may be others who enjoy this tea, but it’s beyond me!

I tried liking it, and I can almost get there! I certainly don’t hate it, but something is holding me back. Allergies? Men in white suits? who knows… certainly not me!

Lovely tea! Not my all time fave but close. I likely wouldn’t repurchase, but may decide to based on many factors: price, accessibility, whether it fills a “tea gap”, medicinal applications, and how often I crave it.
Every once in awhile I find the sweet spot that bumps these up to 90+. Those are the days I need to buy a lotto ticket!

Sweet Camellia! this is realllly good tea! Don’t talk to me until I’ve finished my cup…

Tea of the gods. I would do anything to get my hands on more of this liquid gold!


Toronto (Mississauga, but I work in TO)



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