68
drank Kiwi Cheesecake Oolong by 52teas
3167 tasting notes

I know I’ve eaten plenty of these green fruits in my time, so why oh why does this one taste like banana to me?! I thought maybe 52teas had a banana cheesecake oolong that they mislabeled, but I can’t even find any clue to an existence of a 52Teas banana cheesecake oolong anywhere. Though it doesn’t seem like an actual thing anyway. Banana seems like the last thing I’d pair with cheesecake. Anyway, this doesn’t seem like 52Teas usual banana flavor, so maybe it’s the flavor of the oolong itself. This oolong is supposed to be Fujian but to me that means roasted oolong. This looks like the green oolong with hints of pink I’ve only seen with a Gui Fei. I didn’t see any kiwi pieces in the blend and I certainly didn’t taste any of the kiwi tartness… just banana. With boiling water, the third steep was still very sweet and not overbrewed at all. The blend is tasty and all three steeps are relatively the same flavor wise (though the third steep might be the best) but to me, it isn’t what is promised, so I’m rating this one a bit lower.
Steep #1 // 1 tsp // 20 min after boiling // 45 seconds
Steep #2 // 18 min a.b. // 2 min steep
Steep #3 // just boiled // 2 min

Edited to add: OH I like that the color of my 68 rating matches the color of the kiwi. :D

kieblera5

The infamous banana bread tea! It’s actually pretty good tea, just not what you expect from the name. I would give it a high rating if it were labeled as “Banana Bread Oolong.”

TeaNTees

Really have to try this soon!

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kieblera5

The infamous banana bread tea! It’s actually pretty good tea, just not what you expect from the name. I would give it a high rating if it were labeled as “Banana Bread Oolong.”

TeaNTees

Really have to try this soon!

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Hi! I love tea and trying new ones – it adds a bit of variety to my day! Books, music, TV & movies are my thing… and tea, of course.

Some of my favorite tea shops (still operating):
birdandblendtea.com
teavivre.com
52teas.com
svtea.com
teakruthi.com
harney.com
angrytearoom.com
Dammann Freres
Yunnan Sourcing
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AprTea.com
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Davidstea
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justea.com
singleoriginteas.com
teasenz.com
tealyra.com
whisperingpinestea.com
Mandala
verdanttea.com
thenecessiteas.com

Favorite tea shops (RIP):
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steapshoppe.com
steepcityteas.com
aquartertotea.com
dellaterrateas.com
zentealife.com
theteamerchant.net
joysteaspoon.com
tealiciousllc.com
Rivertea
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My icon photo is Richard Mayhew from the graphic novel ‘Neverwhere’ by Neil Gaiman, Mike Carey & Glenn Fabry.

Most of the teas listed in my cupboard are actually sample sizes. I don’t really have 2,000 ounces of tea around here! Many of my teas have only one teaspoon left… maybe two. But I like keeping them in my cupboard list for reference to what I could be sipping. Usually, I write tasting notes once for each tea. I’m still drinking them, just not writing tasting notes each time!

My dislikes: hibiscus, ginger (unless in chai), turmeric, bee pollen, charcoal type flavors

My ratings:
95-100 – Super awesome deliciousness favorites – cupboard essential
80-95 – Also pretty delicious
65-80 – Pretty good
50-65 – Okay
1-50 – Probably won’t want to sip it again

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