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An Ode to Tea challenge #2– T

Time for this last lingering teaspoon to go!   I really enjoyed this one fresh.   I’m sad that oolongs lose their distinctness so quickly when they get this old.  But this IS old.  Not much to say as a unique oolong profile becomes Generic Oolong Flavored as it gets older.  It tastes like oolong!  But not how it once tasted. A tough lesson to learn, but I won’t be amassing a ton of tea like this anymore. But also, I only used one teaspoon this time and the past note says 2 1/2 teaspoons did NOT seem overleafed, so that could be the problem too. It’s hard to tell which of the oolongs are my favorite from Teavivre.  They were all so good back when I was trying most of them around the same time.
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Leafhopper

It’s discouraging to hear that roasted oolongs can also lose flavour. I find they hold up better than unroasted oolongs, which do tend to go stale after a while. This is a good reminder to finish my package of this tea.

tea-sipper

Well, I often can’t tell the difference between roasted and greener oolong, unless it’s obvious, so I didn’t really know there should be a preservation difference.

ashmanra

My last TGY from them just didn’t wow me even new, and now it is getting old…

tea-sipper

ashmanra, which TGY was it?

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Leafhopper

It’s discouraging to hear that roasted oolongs can also lose flavour. I find they hold up better than unroasted oolongs, which do tend to go stale after a while. This is a good reminder to finish my package of this tea.

tea-sipper

Well, I often can’t tell the difference between roasted and greener oolong, unless it’s obvious, so I didn’t really know there should be a preservation difference.

ashmanra

My last TGY from them just didn’t wow me even new, and now it is getting old…

tea-sipper

ashmanra, which TGY was it?

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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
harney.com
angrytearoom.com
Dammann Freres
Yunnan Sourcing
fusionteas.com
AprTea.com
Javateaco.com
Lupicia
Octaviatea.com
Davidstea
eco-cha.com
what-cha.com
justea.com
singleoriginteas.com
teasenz.com
tealyra.com
whisperingpinestea.com
Mandala
verdanttea.com

Favorite tea shops (RIP):
butikiteas.com
steapshoppe.com
steepcityteas.com
aquartertotea.com
dellaterrateas.com
zentealife.com
theteamerchant.net
joysteaspoon.com
tealiciousllc.com
Rivertea
Specialteas

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

I’m planning on being a Steepsterer as long as there IS a Steepster, so if you’re not hearing from me, that means something happened to my health… if you know what I mean. (Or as evidenced by the great computer hiatus of 2019, something happened to my computer.) :D

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