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An Ode to Tea challenge – T

From derk a while ago!  Thanks very much!   I have had this lovely oolong a few times now, and not only is every steep session different, but it seems I can’t describe any steep session!  I feel I have failed oolongs all of the past year.  Anyway… here is my sad note for this as it’s a sipdown.  The leaf here says “roasted” but it seems like a dark green oolong to me.  Flavorwise, whoa is this starchy both sipping it before and after eating cinnamon rolls.  I would have thought the starch of the cinnamon rolls would have overpowered the starch of the tea – not so!  It seemed more noticeable after.   Otherwise the flavor is very sweet and mellow – I definitely don’t notice a roasted quality (which is perfect for me!).  
Another steep session, that starchiness wasn’t there at all.  Just a light, sweet, slightly fruity oolong.    It was never “roasted” tasting anyway.   And it was delicious always!  Just impossible for me to describe.
Steep #1  // 1  teaspoon for full mug // 21 minutes after boiling  // 1 minute steep
Steep #2  // 3 minutes after boiling //  4 minute steep
Steep #3 // 12 minutes after boiling // 2 min
2021 sipdowns: 47

oh a haiku for haiku day: this took me seconds to come up with, what a pro I am:

Oolong is a treat
Never guessing the flavors
I drink it anyway

Mastress Alita

I’m loving all the tea haikus! <3

tea-sipper

I think I can only handle haiku, barely! haha

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Mastress Alita

I’m loving all the tea haikus! <3

tea-sipper

I think I can only handle haiku, barely! haha

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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
teakruthi.com
harney.com
angrytearoom.com
Dammann Freres
Yunnan Sourcing
fusionteas.com
AprTea.com
Javateaco.com
Lupicia
Plumdeluxe.com
Octaviatea.com
Davidstea
eco-cha.com
what-cha.com
justea.com
singleoriginteas.com
teasenz.com
tealyra.com
whisperingpinestea.com
Mandala
verdanttea.com

Favorite tea shops (RIP):
butikiteas.com
steapshoppe.com
steepcityteas.com
aquartertotea.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. (Or as evidenced by the great computer hiatus of 2019, something happened to my computer.) :D

Happy sipping!

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