The name of this tea is rather fitting as it is a thing of Beauty. After several cups I am still picking up on new subtle notes that just make this such a wonderful tea. For me the rich honey and fruity layers were most dominate and makes we want to describe this as a gourmet orange pekoe – but that wouldn’t do this tea justice. At the back of the palate some woodsy almost smokey flavors are detected which just adds further depth to this blend. I have found that unlike most Oolong teas, my first steep was hands down the best with subsequent steeps falling a bit flat. This is likely due to most of the honey notes dissipating after the initial steep. Even with this said, this tea is wonderfully crafted and will be given a permanent spot in my cupboard.
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