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drank Oolong Tea by Meijer
1279 tasting notes

It’s a bagged Tie Guan Yin…but actually good and taste pretty close to some loose leaf versions of the tea. I was looking for bagged Oolongs that I could resort to for school (yay, I am poor college student!). And I might actually pick this one considering that it was only two bucks and organic. Now for the actual taste:

It is a lighter, greener Oolong that definitely has the floral taste of an oolong-it’s fairly close to Harney and Sons Pomegranate Ooloong, but more vegetal and again floral in taste. It’s even a little sweet and slightly creamy hints to it, though they are minimal and subtle. The leaf quality is slightly better than what you would expect from a bag, but it’s still full in taste, though not as good as a loose leaf. However, this would be a pretty good introduction to Tie Guan Yin because it indeed tastes like one, and is one. I might settle for this one for bagged tea, but a part of me wants to see if there are any better ones. I think I might stay put with this one.

Flavors: Floral, Green, Orchid, Vegetal

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 1 min, 30 sec 8 OZ / 236 ML
Nichole/CuppaGeek

Interesting, I’ll have to look for this one.

Daylon R Thomas

I can give you a bag when we do a swap. :)

Daylon R Thomas

Also, this one is actually better if you steep it the first time between 1 minute and 1 minute and 45 seconds. It’s really delicate, but I got more of the floral taste steeping it this way. It’s recommended on the box to do it 3 minutes, but it tastes more like a slightly floral green tea if you do it that way. Again, this does not compare to a high quality loose leaf, but it tastes exactly like a standard Tie Guan Yin loose leaf, with a hint more tannin because of the bag.

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Nichole/CuppaGeek

Interesting, I’ll have to look for this one.

Daylon R Thomas

I can give you a bag when we do a swap. :)

Daylon R Thomas

Also, this one is actually better if you steep it the first time between 1 minute and 1 minute and 45 seconds. It’s really delicate, but I got more of the floral taste steeping it this way. It’s recommended on the box to do it 3 minutes, but it tastes more like a slightly floral green tea if you do it that way. Again, this does not compare to a high quality loose leaf, but it tastes exactly like a standard Tie Guan Yin loose leaf, with a hint more tannin because of the bag.

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First Off, Current Targets:

Whispering Pines Alice
Tillerman Tea Traditional Oxidation Oolong
Tillerman Tea Phoenix Village Dong Dings
Good Luxurious Work Teas
A good Qilan
Best Sachet Teas

Dislikes: Heavy Tannin, Astringency, Bitterness, or Fake Flavor, Overly herby herbal or aged teas

Picky with: Higher Oxidation Oolongs, Red Oolongs (Some I love, others give me headaches or are almost too sweet), Mint Teas

Currently, my stash is overflowing. Among my favorites are What-Cha’s Lishan Black, Amber Gaba Oolong, Lishan Oolong, Qilan Oolong, White Rhino, Kenya Silver Needle, Tong Mu Lapsang Black (Unsmoked); Whispering Pines Alice, Taiwaneese Assam, Wang’s Shanlinxi, Cuifeng, Dayuling; Beautiful Taiwan Tea Co.“Old Style” Dong Ding, Mandala Milk Oolong

Me:

I am an MSU graduate, and current alternative ed. high school social studies and history teacher. I formerly minored in anthropology, and I love Egyptian and classical history. I love to read, write, draw, paint, sculpt, fence(with a sword), practice calisthenics on rings, lift weights, workout, relax, and drink a cuppa tea…or twenty.

I’ve been drinking green and black teas ever since I was little living in Hawaii. Eastern Asian influence was prominent with my friends and where I grew up, so I’ve been exposed to some tea culture at a young age. I’ve come a long way since I began on steepster and now drink most teas gong fu, especially oolong. Any tea that is naturally creamy, fruity, or sweet without a lot of added flavoring ranks as a must have for me. I also love black teas and dark oolongs with the elusive “cocoa” note. My favorites are lighter Earl Greys, some white teas like What-Cha’s Kenyan offerings, most Hong-Cha’s, darker Darjeelings, almost anything from Nepal, Green Shan Lin Xi’s, and Greener Dong Dings. I’m in the process of trying Alishan’s. I also tend to really enjoy Yunnan Black or Red teas and white teas. I’m pickier with other teas like chamomile, green teas, and Masalas among several.

I used to give ratings, but now I only rate teas that have a strong impression on me. If I really like it, I’ll write it down.

I’ll enjoy a tea almost no matter what, even if the purpose is more medicinal, for it is my truest vice and addiction.

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