drank White Tip Oolong by Tazo
224 tasting notes

Geeze. I’ve had this for awhile and not even tried it. It was still heat sealed and everything and I wanted to get through the stuff that wasn’t first, so I guess that’s a good reason to keep passing over it. But no longer. Mainly because I just grabbed this first and put the container back before I could change my mind. Lol!
I was a bit hesitant about the amount suggested to use, which was 2 heaping tsp for 8 oz, but I went with it anyway, though my tsp were only mildly heaping. Though I did 3 tsp for 12oz instead.
Honestly, it turned out pretty good, though my infuser was almost exploding with leaves. It has a honey-like aroma though I don’t really detect any sort of peach notes that scream ‘peach’. Taste wise it’s slightly roasty, maybe a bit green and has a hint of honey/fruity lurking in the background. There’s little to no astringency and it’s a very mellow/mild tea. My brain seems kinda broke on trying to think up exactly what I’m tasting, so apologies. But I’m on vacation, so I’m allowed a little brain-not-in-service moment. Lol!
I added just a bit of Truvia since I like my tea sweet usually no matter what, but I can’t really tell I even added any. And to be honest, this tea was pretty nice without the sweetner, I just had to add it to see what it would do.
I’m not sure I’ll reorder it, mostly because I’m not sure I can reorder it what with Tazo being absorbed into Starbucks since I ordered this last. But I’ll definitely drink through the bag eventually.

195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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I wanted to cut soda out of my life, so I started drinking more tea. Now I’m quickly becoming addicted. But that doesn’t seem like so bad of a thing considering all there is out there to try.

I started with blacks, but oolongs are quickly becoming my new favorite. Unfortunately, I haven’t really been able to find a green or white tea that I really enjoy. Eventually maybe.

Always open for swaps. If you see something in my cupboard that you’re interested in, feel free to send me a message about it. I do have alot of sample sizes in my cupboard, so there might be a few that I won’t be able to swap. But it never hurts to ask. ^^

Likes – Fruity teas (Peach, Apricot & Pineapple to be specific, but I’d likely be open to others). I’m always on the lookout for a good caramel tea too…and a vanilla one. Or any sweet, dessert teas.
Oolongs and Blacks over any others.

Indifferent/Undecided – White teas are a bit delicate for me but I’m not opposed to trying something new. I haven’t yet found a green tea I like since I dislike vegetal flavors, but there has to be something out there. Coconut can be too strong, or alright depending on the tea.

Dislikes – Spicy/chai stuff not so much since I can’t seem to get past the spice taste to anything underneath. Anything overly astringent, though I can’t imagine anyone /liking/ astringency (but I’m probly wrong. Lol). Earl Greys, heavy florals, tart/sour teas, rooibos heavy, mint of any sort, vegetal, musky/leathery, citrus, hibiscus, coffee-esque flavors, lemon.

Allergies – Mangos, some nuts especially walnuts, cherries. Rose petals/heavy rose teas make me ill though it’s not an allergy so to speak. Heavy artificial flavors also make me ill.

Brief ‘How I rate things’ scale:
(Subject to change at any time. Lol)
100-80: I’d definitely reorder this/Keeping this in my cupboard.
79-50: Possibly reorder these. Either if there’s a sale or I’d consider swapping for it’s on a list and I don’t see anything else.
49-40: It’s alright. Glad I tried it but I won’t be ordering/reordering this.
39-20: Glad I tried before buying ‘cause I’d be ticked if I bought this. Ick.
20-lower: UGH! Get it away!


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