518 Tasting Notes

drank Bao Zhong Oolong by Arbor Teas
518 tasting notes

I got some sample sizes of the oolongs from Arbor Teas and decided to start with this one. I did it in my gaiwan, short and quick infusions.

It’s got decent flavor. It’s not outstanding, but it’s nice. The price isn’t bad, but I think there are Bao Zhongs that I like better.

3 g 3 OZ / 90 ML

Naivetea makes a good one I recall.

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I had a small sample of this tea, 4g, and I’m really not sure whom I got it from as all my samples were mixed together. Sorry!!!

Anyway, this tea is really good.

First sip, I immediately thought honey. Then it got a little fruity. It’s pretty sweet. A little orchid. Lots of honey goodness. And it keeps on giving.




Gorgeous pictures, and really wonderful sounding tea!

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I like this one quite a bit. It’s a little floral, a little roasty and nutty. Creamy. Tasty. Super comforting. I’m starting to run low, which is sad.

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This was a delicious treat for me this afternoon. One mini tuocha lasted through over a liter of water. Yay!


Mmmmm, Temple Stairs…amen!!

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I like oolong. I prefer more green oolongs, but this is a roasty oolong I can get behind.

It’s got just the right amount of roast to be nice and nutty. It still has floral notes and buttery notes and creamy notes.

I quite like this one.


I loved this one!

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very sad sipdown

And since it’s the end of the packet, it seems to have quite a few broken leaves in it, all from my mishandling of it. My own fault.

It still tastes delicious, though.

And I still apparently haven’t written a good note for this tea. So I’ll have to rectify that today.

A touch floral, somewhat fruity, creamy….no, this is more buttery than creamy. But Oh Emm Gee delicious.

I really, really like this tea.

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I got this sample from someone, but I don’t remember whom. Sorry. All of my samples got all mixed up by my well meaning spouse. He was just trying to help. Unfortunately, I don’t know who sent what anymore.

On to the tea.

Sweet and floral, light, kinda buttery. Delicious. Very delicious.

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Thank you so much Angel for this free sample. I’m sorry it’s taken me so long to get to the review.

This is a nice, very lightly roasted oolong. The floral notes are still very present but not overwhelming, and just the right amount of roasty. Not quite sweet, but really flavorful. It lasted through several infusions Western Style.

I really enjoyed this.



One of my favorite everyday green oolong


Oops actually its not, lol thought it was Monkey King you were reviewing, was wondering why you were refering to roasted notes, lol

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drank Baked Ali Shan by Butiki Teas
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This is nice. It’s still a pretty green oolong, but with a touch of roasty feel to it. Creamy. Tasty.

The leaves are beautiful as they unfurl.


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drank Jin Si Dian Hong by Nannuoshan
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This was a gift from the dear cookies and a complete surprise.

I found it sweet and smooth. I didn’t get peppery, though.

Delicious. Thanks so much, cookies!!!

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Still relatively new to drinking teas, or so I feel, even though I’ve been at it for several months now.

I’m drinking more and more of different varieties of tea.

It’s been a few months that I’ve been on here. I’ve expanded from greens and flavored teas to now I’m all about the oolongs and some unflavored blacks. I’m mostly drinking unflavored teas now, but there are a few of those flavored ones that have a special place in my heart.

Pu-erh is also something I’ve recently found that I enjoy.

I have four kitties and a spouse.


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