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    Naivetea Passion Fruit Oolong

    According to Naivetea this is an Alishan oolong infused with natural passion fruit. The dry leaves were dark green and tightly rolled. Some yellow flower petals were visible. The passionfruit flower doesn’t have yellow petals so I’m curious to know what they are exactly. The aroma  hit me as soon as I opened my sample. It was overwhelmingly citrus with just a hint of oolong. I steeped this tea in my Breville One-Touch Tea Maker using 195 degree water for 3 minutes. The liquor was a light golden color. The taste wasn’t as intense but it was still very citrusy. It was surprisingly floral as well. The oolong came through in bits and…


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    Naivetea Mint Oolong

    My name is Nicole and I am a mint addict. I also need a twelve step program for oolong. This tea feeds both of my vices. The dry leaves resembled a typical rolled oolong but oddly enough, I didn’t see any peppermint amongst them. I’d be interested to know how they achieved the flavoring. The leaves had a distinct peppermint patty like smell to them. I steeped this tea with my Breville One-Touch Tea Maker using 195 degree water for 3 minutes. The liquor was a pale yellow and had the same strong aroma. This tea was overwhelmingly mint, so much so that it all but consumed the oolong. The cooling taste lingered…

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    Naivetea Strawberry Oolong

    I was immediately struck by the wonderful scent of this tea. Both the oolong and the strawberry were easily discernable. I brewed it using my Breville One-Touch Tea Maker. The liquor was a light gold color and had the same aroma as the dry leaves. My first attempt with this tea was disappointingly weak. Whenever I have a bad experience with a tea I tend to try, try again until I get it right. The third time was the charm and I finally found the right brewing parameters. This tea came out best when treated like a black tea. My final temp and time was 212 degrees for four minutes. When I finally…

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    Naivetea Lavender Oolong

    I have a weak spot for lavender in tea because it never fails to relax me but it doesn’t knock me out the way chamomile can sometimes. Being an oolong fanatic, this tea was the best of both worlds. The leaves had the appearance of a typical rolled oolong with the occasional lavender flower visible among the green. The aroma wasn’t as intense as I had heard it would be. However, that could also be the fault of my allergy suffering sniffer. I made this in my brand new Breville One –Touch Tea Maker using 195 degree water for three minutes. The liquor was a very pale yellow and the lavender aroma was…

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    Naivetea Golden Lily Oolong

    According to Naivetea, this tea is produced by a very small high altitude artisan tea farm that follows traditional and organic farming practices. As someone who consumes large quantities of tea on a regular basis, that is important to me. Who wants a side of pesticides with their tea? The dry leaves resembled a typical rolled oolong appearance and smell. I brewed this tea using a gaiwan. The first steeping was 30 seconds and each subsequent steeping was given an additional 10 seconds. The resulting tea was a bright green color and had a slightly fruity aroma. After steeping, the leaves slowly unfurled to reveal large leaves that were mostly whole. The majority…