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drank Oolong by Tealated
1233 tasting notes

Thank you again, Liquid Proust!

Well, this one was a really pleasant surprise. I knew it was going to be a darker oolong like a Wu Yi Rock, but this one was considerably sweeter than the others I’ve had. It was like a dried plum or a dried cherry with a honey like sweetness, accented by a few woodsy notes. I brewed this the first time 30 seconds with boiling, second 45-then upped to a minute, similar, but more cherry and wood. Third at two minutes, still boiling, lighter but lingering sweet. Final at four minutes and water at 190 degree F, light woodsy and dried fruit.

I liked that it has the characteristic woodsy bamboo notes frequent in this type of Oolong, but I liked it even more with dominant fruity sweetness. I wonder if you got the same reaction to this one, LP. I’d recommend it, and it probably would be one that I would drink often, just not all the time. I think I might have rated it lower if I wasn’t in the mood for it, but I was craving something sweet and toasty.

Flavors: Bamboo, Cherry, Cherry Wood, Dried Fruit, Plums, Sweet, Toasty

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 7 OZ / 207 ML

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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

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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.

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