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drank Evoolong by Brutaliteas
318 tasting notes

Thanks to Daylon for a sample of this oolong. I love the name! My wallet certainly thinks green oolongs are evil. :P I steeped 6 g of leaf in a 120 ml teapot at 195F for 25, 20, 25, 30, 30, 30, 45, 60, 90, 120, and 240 seconds.

The dry aroma is of honeydew melon, apricot, toasted coconut, orchids, cookies, violets, and grass. The first steep has notes of cookie, orchid, violet, nuts, and grass. Ah, here comes the fruit in the second steep! I get heavy apricot, as well as hints of orange, lemon, and melon. The aftertaste is floral, grassy, and spinachy. The third steep is much the same, and the fourth has a nice orange creamsicle quality, plus some herbaceous and coriander notes. The fruit continues in the next couple steeps, though the vegetal notes are getting stronger. The final few steeps have cookie, nutty, floral, and grassy/spinachy notes with hints of minerals.

Daylon seems to have a knack for finding orangemeloncot oolongs, and I’m glad he passed this one along to me! The vegetal flavours are a little more prominent than in the high mountain oolongs from Trident, but I can forgive that slight imbalance because this oolong is so fruity. Highly recommended!

Flavors: Apricot, Citrus, Coconut, Cookie, Coriander, Creamy, Floral, Grass, Herbaceous, Honeydew, Lemon, Mineral, Nuts, Orange, Orchid, Spinach, Vegetal, Violet

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 6 g 4 OZ / 120 ML
derk

If anything could ever feel this real forever, if anything could ever feel this good again

Leafhopper

That song reference went completely over my head. I feel dumb! My wallet still thinks green oolongs are evil. :)

derk

I’m like that with movie quotes, The Big Lebowski being the only outlier :P

Leafhopper

I’m clueless about most pop culture things. I’m a classical music nerd who likes to read instead of watching TV.

derk

That’s cool. I know so little classical music. Are you more into modern or (excuse my ignorance) classic classical?

Leafhopper

I like everything from the Renaissance up to about 1900, though I do delve into more modern classical music occasionally. I also listen to some contemporary pop music, though not enough to get song references!

gmathis

That’s why I like you people—y’all are interesting! If you ever need to phone-a-friend for obscure bluegrass music lyrics…

Leafhopper

Gmathis, I’ll remember that! :P It would be a boring world if we were all interested in the same things.

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derk

If anything could ever feel this real forever, if anything could ever feel this good again

Leafhopper

That song reference went completely over my head. I feel dumb! My wallet still thinks green oolongs are evil. :)

derk

I’m like that with movie quotes, The Big Lebowski being the only outlier :P

Leafhopper

I’m clueless about most pop culture things. I’m a classical music nerd who likes to read instead of watching TV.

derk

That’s cool. I know so little classical music. Are you more into modern or (excuse my ignorance) classic classical?

Leafhopper

I like everything from the Renaissance up to about 1900, though I do delve into more modern classical music occasionally. I also listen to some contemporary pop music, though not enough to get song references!

gmathis

That’s why I like you people—y’all are interesting! If you ever need to phone-a-friend for obscure bluegrass music lyrics…

Leafhopper

Gmathis, I’ll remember that! :P It would be a boring world if we were all interested in the same things.

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Since I discovered Teavana’s Monkey Picked Oolong four years ago, I’ve been fascinated by loose-leaf tea. I’m glad to say that my oolong tastes have evolved, and that I now like nearly every tea that comes from Taiwan, oolong or not, particularly the bug-bitten varieties. I also find myself drinking Yunnan blacks and Darjeelings from time to time, as well as a few other curiosities.

However, while online reviews might make me feel like an expert, I know that I still have some work to do to actually pick up those flavours myself. I hope that by making me describe what I’m tasting, Steepster can improve my appreciation of teas I already enjoy and make me more open to new possibilities (maybe even puerh!).

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