drank Exotic Berries by Teaopia
1725 tasting notes

what the heck is this?! I wanted an oolong, but got some sort of berry juice that wasn’t like anything I expected, in a bad way. I would not qualify this as an oolong… perhaps a green? it definitely tasted like a green base to me.
There was no natural sweetness, or oolong characteristic in there whatsoever.
Now, I did manage to drink the entire cup but never again… it was flat and rather boring! Worst oolong I’ve ever had, if you don’t count those that were tainted by tea masters.
This is what I imagine a bagged Oolong from Tim Hortons would be like. That’s right, I took it there…
**most of the points are lost here because it does not deliver on expectations. If it had been labeled a green, or anything besides oolong (even white!) I would rate it higher.
It had such potential!!
Sad thing is, I’m almost tempted to rate it higher because it was bergamot free! ah tea sachets, you saved my love for Teaopia!

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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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