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drank Tie Guan Yin by The Jade Teapot
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The writing on the package is all in chinese which I can’t make head nor tail of, so I looked at how everyone else was steeping this tea. Since this is a green oolong I went for the lower end of the temperature spectrum and it seems to have turned out well.

The first steep was a very pale yellow shade with an extraodinarily flowery scent that made me think of lilacs after a spring rain. There’s some of that in the taste aswell, though the dominent flavour makes me think of honeysuckle blossoms instead. It isn’t all floofiness though, there’s substance to this tea that keeps it from being too light or perfumed.

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185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 0 sec
gmathis

Yep. Honeysuckle! I was surprised at how much I liked it.

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gmathis

Yep. Honeysuckle! I was surprised at how much I liked it.

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