Forbidden Fruit

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Fruit Oolong Blend
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195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 45 sec

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Ever wonder why Adam and Eve used fig leaves to cover up? Well, some speculate that what Eve ate was not an apple at all, but a sweet, ripe fig. Which makes sense, because figs truly are the most seductive of fruits. Especially when paired with oolong, honeydew and watermelon, and strewn with carrot flakes and safflower petals. This tea is so tempting it’s almost sinful.

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48 Tasting Notes

1473 tasting notes

Oh blegh. I don’t know if I made a bad cup or what, but I had a cup of this last night and it was terrible. It tasted, literally, like dirt. Blegh. I will have to try again….later.

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247 tasting notes

Here’s another beautiful looking tea. The chunky fruits among the black leaves are stunning. The scent is a bit dark. I’m imagining that it must be a dark, heavy tea. So, in preparation, I’m adjusting my steep. 185/3.5 minutes. I also added 1.5 times the amount of tea.

I can pick up a fruitiness in the tea, with a deeper syrupy scent that I’m attributing to the fig. The tea is not all that dark, but I’m still glad I adjusted the temperature. There seems to be a nice balance of the fruits to the tea. As expected from the scent, there is a syrupy sweetness to the tea, not quite on par with a fig flavor, but slightly deeper, more like dark corn syrup that has been toasted. The oolong is present and does balance well with the fruits. I like the idea of pairing fig with oolong, but it feels as if the other added fruits didn’t quite connect and blend as well.

185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 30 sec

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76 tasting notes

Dark oolong tea, with odd fruit flavours!

I like the fig in this tea, its rather refreshing and peculiar at the same time. From smelling, the scent is really quite strong and perfumed, it looked like a good jumble of things together and i like oolong teas so i gave this a go. This oolong is dark, one of the darker ones I’ve had. I normally like the lighter oolong teas but this was an interesting experiment for me i guess. Leaves were dark and rather hard (even after steeping), never had this type of oolong before. It resembled more of a black tea but it just didn’t taste like one.

The taste was all there, though watermelon, honeydew and fig made a rather weird hot melon taste with fig. I was hoping to taste the fig more. Too bad i never tried to make this one iced before i finished the whole bag, not sure if i will go and get more of it. The main thing that killed this tea, is the carrot flakes. I mean c’mon carrot? what? Is it an attempt to create something exotic or rather used as a weight filler? I didn’t like the carrot taste and wished it was left out.

1st steeping was best, second was drinkable just alot less taste and more of the carrot flavour coming through.

205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 45 sec

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65 tasting notes

So far, the first oolong I’ve liked! I think the fruit really works with it nicely. Not much to say but hom nom nom.

I love me my fruity teas. :P

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I would never have thought fig and watermelon would pair so well with an oolong, but they do. thank you david for proving me wrong :)
the combination of the fig and the melon pack a magical punch that leaves you speechless upon first tasting it
the oolong is perfect. it’s light yet rich, and really enhances the fruity notes
i also love the addition of the carrot, it complements the oolong rather nicely
and finally the safflower petals serve in making the tea all the more beautiful

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1 tasting notes

This is probably my very favourite tea of theirs right now – I ended up buying a whole tin of it when I found out it was gone at the end of the month! It’s great hot or iced, with just a little bit of sugar to satisfy my sweet tooth. The melon flavours are probably strongest but you can definitely taste the fig as well. This is one of the first oolongs I’ve had and I really like it.

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17 tasting notes

It makes a good iced tea in the summer!

Iced 8 min or more

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30 tasting notes
I can really taste the fig and honeydew in this one. Tastes rich and exotic. Full of flavour. Really love this one, wish I could get some more.

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26 tasting notes

Simply the best.

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18 tasting notes

If you like fruit than this tea is delicious! There are whole fruit chunks in the tea which give it an extremely exotic taste. ’m not usually a fan of fruity teas, but this one was surprisingly good.

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