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drank Ancient Yellow Buds by Rishi Tea
1630 tasting notes

So this marks the end of the sample Lena gave me to try – and I’ll miss it. The leaves held onto their flavour through four steepings but after that I reluctantly decided that the tea was mostly spent. I probably could have made more tea out of the leaves, but I wouldn’t have enjoyed it as much. So I elected not to try and squeeze every last drop of flavour out of the leaves, lol.

The flavour never became harsh or astringent, and it managed to be floral without getting that overly perfumed-flowery quality that I’ve noticed in some oolongs. At the same time it had a slight vegetale flavour that was more of a ‘cooked greens’ flavour rather than ‘raws greens’. There’s also something about the taste that makes me think of warmth and comfort.

This is a very nice tea ladies and gents.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C

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