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I found that when I steep this tea at 185 for 60 seconds initial brew I get a much more pleasing flavor profile of chocolate, raisin & nut. With this tea you have to use more leaf than you are accustomed to in order to get a strong flavor. The dry leaf aroma is amazing! I eventually will, on my 6th infusion, steep for up to 3min at 185 each infusion. Formosa Yancha does change to a fruity almost malty flavor after the 5 th infusion. This has been a converter tea for me. I make this tea for people who have never experienced loose leaf tea or Oolong, and are only familiar with the typical mass produced bagged black teas. This is a tea that will impresse new tea drinkers without overwhelming them. I still drink this tea, it is a wonderful cold weather or foggy morning brew. There is a welcome astringency & a comforting quality about this tea. I have at times picked up a note of mint, I have even had those I made the tea for ask if there was mint in it.

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