drank Citron Oolong by DAVIDsTEA
1733 tasting notes

Interesting. I’m not sure about this one yet… I can see it becoming a fave but like many of my favourites I really need to be in just the right mood to inspire my citron craving. There is a potent flowery aroma and flavour as well, which usually puts me off. Maybe I am in a more tolerant mood today haha.
The first steep was too thick, and a touch bitter. I think there were too many leaves, so of course next time I will try less. It’s hard to judge because the flowers in this come up higher than the edge of my spoon, and my mug is extra large so I always add some extra…
Anyhow, I can REALLY taste the lemon in the first steep, but not as much in the second. It reminds me of the Orange Oolong I reviewed not long ago, only lemony. More like the rind than the juice, which I am quite disappointed about, I was so looking forward to some tart lemon zing but it tastes more sweet when balanced out by the Jasmine.
Mmmmm, I’m enjoying this second cup much more than the first! I’m not one to drink the same tea allll day long but I may actually be tempted here :)
One of the many reviews I read say that I should use honey or agave. There is much experimentation to be done with this one…
I’m not sure how to qualify this, but I have a super satisfied feeling after having had this tea. The taste is pretty good but the wave of pure bliss that follows is what makes me swoon over it. I find very few teas that do this for me. Yay!!
(Fruitloops!! I just read a review that compares this tea to fruitloops. That is exactly what it tastes like!)

205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 45 sec

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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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