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Thanks so much for the sample, Kawaii433! These are just the sort of oolongs I love. Eastkyteaguy’s excellent recent tasting note inspired me to steep this one up. I will never be able to write tasting notes like you guys! The immense amount of specific flavors you can distinguish is impressive. I would have been writing them like that by NOW if I was ever going to be. My notes end up being mainly about if I liked it or not, which is really originally what I started out using Steepster for — Steepster was/is my “tea brain” that remembers if I like a tea or not.
Anyway, I LOVED this oolong. The deep green leaves are lovely. The flavor is so complex and I won’t do the tea any favors by trying to explain it. There is a creamy smooth element, sweet, orchids, osmanthus and fruity element that lingers after the sip and wisps around when I’m trying to figure out which specific fruits. Definitely pineapple early on, but possibly other fruits in the lingering flavor. Never bitter or astringent. I think the first mug was by FAR the best, so note to self: try to steep the next steep session at lower temps to see if I can get the other steeps like the first… maybe even steep it like a green. I have one steep session left of this lovely oolong. Overall, this has many elements I look for in a tasty oolong.
Steep #1 // 1 heaping teaspoon for a full mug // 20 minutes after boiling // rinse // 2 minute steep
Steep #2 // 13 minutes after boiling // 2 minute steep
Steep #3 // just boiled // 2 minute steep
Steep #4 // half mug just boiled // 3 min steep

eastkyteaguy

Glad you liked this one.

tea-sipper

Thanks for your excellent tasting note that made me get to it sooner!

eastkyteaguy

You’re very welcome.

Leafhopper

I enjoy reading your tasting notes! The palates of some Steepster users are way beyond mine as well. I also regret not buying this TGY when I had the chance.

tea-sipper

Why thank you, Leafhopper. I appreciate it. :D Also, I think this oolong is available on What-cha’s site right now?

Leafhopper

You’re welcome! Yes, the oolong is still available, but I’ve exhausted my tea budget for the next few months. I’ll pick some up if it’s still around when I make my next order, whenever that may be.

tea-sipper

Ah, gottcha. Well I hope the oolong is still in stock for you if you eventually order!

LuckyMe

Yours and eastkyteaguy reviews sold me on this tea. Hopefully it’s still around by the time I place my what-cha order. This seems like really unique TGY.

tea-sipper

Oh goodie. I hope you like it if eventually grab it!

Camiah

I have a palate that cannot distinguish the sorts of flavors some people do either. I appreciate what I cannot have, and mostly my notes are about whether I liked it or not as well.

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eastkyteaguy

Glad you liked this one.

tea-sipper

Thanks for your excellent tasting note that made me get to it sooner!

eastkyteaguy

You’re very welcome.

Leafhopper

I enjoy reading your tasting notes! The palates of some Steepster users are way beyond mine as well. I also regret not buying this TGY when I had the chance.

tea-sipper

Why thank you, Leafhopper. I appreciate it. :D Also, I think this oolong is available on What-cha’s site right now?

Leafhopper

You’re welcome! Yes, the oolong is still available, but I’ve exhausted my tea budget for the next few months. I’ll pick some up if it’s still around when I make my next order, whenever that may be.

tea-sipper

Ah, gottcha. Well I hope the oolong is still in stock for you if you eventually order!

LuckyMe

Yours and eastkyteaguy reviews sold me on this tea. Hopefully it’s still around by the time I place my what-cha order. This seems like really unique TGY.

tea-sipper

Oh goodie. I hope you like it if eventually grab it!

Camiah

I have a palate that cannot distinguish the sorts of flavors some people do either. I appreciate what I cannot have, and mostly my notes are about whether I liked it or not as well.

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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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