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drank Oolong by Sun Tea
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I bought this tea at a tiny Russian tea shop because it had a wonderful, flowery Oolong smell. I still haven’t managed to get quite the taste that the smell promised, but I think that is due to non-optimal brewing time/tea amount. I will experiment more with this one!

Flavors: Butterscotch, Flowers

205 °F / 96 °C 1 min, 30 sec 2 tsp 3 OZ / 100 ML

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reviewed Baolinka tea pot by Baolin
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I visited Petrozavodsk in Russian Karelia last week, and was served green tea in a pot like this at a restaurant. I thought it was brilliant, and asked the waitress (via Google Translate) where I might buy one. She had no idea, but I eventually found one in a tiny tea shop, in a basement, through two dress shops. Yay! It works a bit like a gravity strainer: the tea steeps in the large internal compartment (plastic) and when it’s done, you press the button, and the tea is rinsed down into the pot itself (glass). It’s very nice for teas that can be steeped more than once, such as oolongs. So far it’s worked fine, though it can be a bit hard to clean all the leaves out. I’m not sure how sturdy the plastic parts are – I’ll have to use it for a bit longer to find out.

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Growing up with a tea-loving mother (something of a rarity in black-coffee-Norway), I learned to drink tea at a fairly young age.

Among my favourites are light Oolongs and high grown black teas such as Darjeeling, but I also drink a lot of other green, white or black teas. Not a big fan of flavoured teas, although I sometimes buy some old friends such as the Swedish Söderblandning – just for the happy memories it evokes.

As I live in a small town in Nortern Norway, I buy most of my tea online, or on my travels. Teas and teapots make the best souvenirs! :)


Mo i Rana, Norway

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