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I tried 7 Oolong Blend again today, and as with any mixture of different tea leave varieties, this one changes from day to day depending on the leaves I get. There was more osmanthus , roasted oolong, and Tie Guan Yin in this one making it significantly more floral and sweeter. The Li Shan’s and Dong Ding were there, but not nearly as prominent as TGY and a part of me preferred the TGY dominance.

This happy accident was also creamy, and so floral that it resembled the earlier steeps of Rivendell with no vanilla ingredients, but a certain vanilla note. That is an achievement in itself since very few teas can compare to Rivendell. Every steep was full bodied, and the tea was only grassy in the later steeps. I’m currently on steep six, and it’s still really good. Now, I don’t need to reminisce about Creamed Osmanthus or Rivendell anymore.

Flavors: Creamy, Floral, Grass, Orchid, Osmanthus, Sweet

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
Liquid Proust

There is positive and negative with weird blends such as thing, that being consistency which you mentioned. As long as each time isn’t a regrettable drink then I’d say it works :)

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There is positive and negative with weird blends such as thing, that being consistency which you mentioned. As long as each time isn’t a regrettable drink then I’d say it works :)

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First Off, Current Targets:

Taiwan Sourcing Longhan Nectar Red Oolong
Whispering Pines Alice
Good Luxurious Work Teas
A good Qilan
Best Jasmine Black Tea
Best Sachet Teas

Dislikes: Heavy Tannin, Astringency, Bitterness, or Fake Flavor, Overly herby herbal or aged teas

Picky with: Higher Oxidation Oolongs, Red Oolongs (Some I love, others give me headaches or are almost too sweet), Mint Teas

Currently, my stash is overflowing. Among my favorites are What-Cha’s Lishan Black, Amber Gaba Oolong, Lishan Oolong, Qilan Oolong, White Rhino, Kenya Silver Needle, Tong Mu Lapsang Black (Unsmoked); Whispering Pines Alice, Taiwaneese Assam, Wang’s Shanlinxi, Cuifeng, Dayuling; Beautiful Taiwan Tea Co.“Old Style” Dong Ding, Mandala Milk Oolong

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I am an MSU graduate, and current alternative ed. high school social studies and history teacher. I formerly minored in anthropology, and I love Egyptian and classical history. I love to read, write, draw, paint, sculpt, fence(with a sword), practice calisthenics on rings, lift weights, workout, relax, and drink a cuppa tea…or twenty.

I’ve been drinking green and black teas ever since I was little living in Hawaii with a dominant Eastern Asian influence. I’ve come a long way since I began on steepster and now drink most teas gong fu, especially oolong. Any tea that is naturally creamy, fruity, or sweet without a lot of added flavoring ranks as a must have for me. I also love black teas and dark oolongs with the elusive “cocoa” note. My favorites are lighter Earl Greys, some white teas like What-Cha’s Kenyan offerings, most Hong-Cha’s, darker Darjeelings, almost anything from Nepal, Green Shan Lin Xi’s, and Greener Dong Dings. I’m in the process of trying Alishan’s. I also tend to really enjoy Yunnan Black or Red teas and white teas. I’m pickier with other teas like chamomile, green teas, and Masalas among several.

I used to give ratings, but now I only rate teas that have a strong impression on me. If I really like it, I’ll write it down.

I’ll enjoy a tea almost no matter what, even if the purpose is more medicinal, for it is my truest vice and addiction.

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