drank Ali San by Harney & Sons
12 tasting notes

I think I just don’t like oolongs. I’ve tried Pouchong, Oriental Beauty, and Ali San, and really didn’t like any of them. And not just disliking them to the point that I’m not sure how I’ll finish the sample, but Ali San especially to the point where I actually dumped the cup today instead of finishing it. Am I doing something wrong?

It’s not like I’m coming into this not liking tea in general. I love tea. I love green tea and black tea. I feel like I ought to like oolongs, too.

180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 6 OZ / 177 ML

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1) I’m new to tea, and not at all a tea expert.
2) I don’t like astringency, and it doesn’t like me. Therefore, as a rule, I don’t like brisker, bolder teas.
3) As a rule I drink green and white teas straight, and I have black teas with cream and sugar. I haven’t had enough oolong tea yet to know how I like them.

Guide to my simplified ratings:
15 – No.
35 – I can see why others would like this, but I can’t force myself to finish the cup
55 – Not one I would buy again, but I will finish a cup
75 – A tea I might drink occasionally
85 – A tea I could drink every day
95 – A near perfect tea

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