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drank Cape Jasmine Oolong by Tea Ave
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Thanks so much for a sample of this, Meowster! It’s hot, time for a jasmine tea. It’s too bad Tea Ave seems to be gone already. They had an awesome free tea/ tea set event when they first started, even sending two sets, to give one to someone else. I wish Tea Ave had been successful! Their teas were awesome from the couple I tried. This one is flavored naturally, as the description says, which sadly means I’m not tasting much jasmine. But the oolong itself has a thick mouthfeel, smooth, sweet, mostly like cream. Really the thickest and creamiest oolong all around, for all three steeps. Wow. Maybe because I used a teaspoon and a half? Fragrant and floral, though not particularly jasmine. Am amazing oolong leaf on its own, but I was really craving jasmine today. So points off for no jasmine, but points added for being one of the thickest oolongs I’ve ever tried. Sipdown next time.
Steep #1 // 1 1/2 teaspoons for a full mug // 18 minutes after boiling // 1 1/2 minute steep
Steep #2 // 10 minutes after boiling // 2 minute steep
Steep #3 // just boiled // 2 min

gmathis

I love those heavy, thick teas. You just know you’re drinking luxury.

tea-sipper

Certainly, gmathis!

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gmathis

I love those heavy, thick teas. You just know you’re drinking luxury.

tea-sipper

Certainly, gmathis!

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Hi! I love tea and trying new ones – it adds a bit of variety to my day! Books, music, TV & movies are my thing… and tea, of course.

Some of my favorite tea shops (still operating):
birdandblendtea.com
teavivre.com
52teas.com
svtea.com
harney.com
angrytearoom.com
Dammann Freres
Yunnan Sourcing
fusionteas.com
aquartertotea.com
AprTea.com
Javateaco.com
Lupicia
eco-cha.com
justea.com
singleoriginteas.com
teasenz.com
tealyra.com
whisperingpinestea.com
mandala
Teajo
verdanttea.com
thenecessiteas.com
Davidstea

Favorite tea shops (RIP):
butikiteas.com
steapshoppe.com
steepcityteas.com
dellaterrateas.com
zentealife.com
theteamerchant.net
joysteaspoon.com
tealiciousllc.com
Rivertea
Specialteas

My icon photo is Richard Mayhew from the graphic novel ‘Neverwhere’ by Neil Gaiman, Mike Carey & Glenn Fabry.

Most of the teas listed in my cupboard are actually sample sizes. I don’t really have 2,000 ounces of tea around here! Many of my teas have only one teaspoon left… maybe two. But I like keeping them in my cupboard list for reference to what I could be sipping. Usually, I write tasting notes once for each tea. I’m still drinking them, just not writing tasting notes each time!

My dislikes: hibiscus, ginger (unless in chai), turmeric, bee pollen, charcoal type flavors

My ratings:
95-100 – Super awesome deliciousness favorites – cupboard essential
80-95 – Also pretty delicious
65-80 – Pretty good
50-65 – Okay
1-50 – Probably won’t want to sip it again

I’m planning on being a Steepsterer as long as there IS a Steepster, so if you’re not hearing from me, that means something happened to my health… if you know what I mean. :D

Happy sipping!

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