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Silk Oolong has to be one of the best green oolongs that I’ve had to date or at least the first infusion. The aroma of the dry leaf had me initially uneasy as it reminded me slightly of a mix of sour milk and fruit but luckily the brewed tea tastes a lot better than the dry leaf smells. This is my first silk or milk oolong and it is clearly wonderful and amazing at how much it tastes like milk cream with a sweet fruity and maybe a tad floral notes that remind me of mango. From what I understand Silk oolong is designed to imitate the taste of Jing Xuan and I must say I enjoy the “fake stuff” made with real cream over the Jing Xuan grown to imitate the taste of cream in the tea itself. For me this tea peaked in the first infusion as it came off as declining a bit in the future infusions but it still left a very good impression on me. So you do have to at least admit that real Jing Xuan does hold up a bit better for more infusions than Silk Oolong.

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Thomas Smith

I had this sitting on my shelf for a year. I have such a hard time getting past that dry fragrance and hardly ever brewed it because of it. Wound up giving it away…

John Grebe

Thomas, I can understand as it took me a while to get around to brewing it the first time after having it around for around a month. Still regardless of its great taste the tea dies too soon in my gaiwan for it to be worth its high price so I won’t be reordering more, which is a shame as if it was not so expensive I could see this being a semi-regular tea for me.

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Thomas Smith

I had this sitting on my shelf for a year. I have such a hard time getting past that dry fragrance and hardly ever brewed it because of it. Wound up giving it away…

John Grebe

Thomas, I can understand as it took me a while to get around to brewing it the first time after having it around for around a month. Still regardless of its great taste the tea dies too soon in my gaiwan for it to be worth its high price so I won’t be reordering more, which is a shame as if it was not so expensive I could see this being a semi-regular tea for me.

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