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I got these a few weeks ago, and I was very happy I did. I’ve always wanted to try the flavored oolongs from Naivetea, but considering the state of their website, and after seeing these guys on steepster, I gave them a try. Every single of these flavored green oolongs has produced at least seven brews Gong Fu with beginning steeps of 35-45 seconds. The flavors for all of them were potent as candy, but most of the flavors flowed well with the oolong as advertised.

This one with the Passionfruit and the Almond were my favorites, though all of them were very enjoyable. The Lychee flavor held throughout, but with a medium texture accented creamy florals and greenery under the fruit. That accent was in all the other teas as they all held up Gong Fu, Western with less leaves, and Grandpa tumbler style with less leaves. I wonder what the base was, and I am actually curious to try their unflavored oolongs-especially the Golden Phoinex and their Alee Mt.

As for these, I frickin loved them enough to force myself not to finish them off. I am about to soon. I have too much oolong on my hands and coming now, but I would definitely recommend this company and will buy more in the future.

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I am an MSU graduate about to become a 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), 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.

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