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Thank you Courtney for this sample.

This was just enough for one big cup of Oolong made with my Gongfu. The balls were much better quality than I was expecting, very green and fragrant with no sticks. Same quality I would expect from Teavivre.

During the long steep I can see the balls have opened out to reveal large leaves, some of which have white/yellow patches in the middle. Not sure if it’s spotting or something else, haven’t seen anything like it before.

Once steeped the tea is yellow in colour with a floral and vegetal (spinach) aroma. Very fresh yet darkly green.

Flavour is toasty, floral, fresh, spinachy, wooden and sweet. The perfect drink to accompany a hot evening.

A very nice example of Tie Kwan Yin and something that would be wonderful for every day drinking.
Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 30 sec

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I am 26 years old from Leicester, England. I have been drinking tea for many years now and have been getting more and more appreciative about good tea’s. I like to try new and exciting tea’s and import regularly as a treat.

Tea wise my cravings change constantly from pu erh one month to jasmine green to the next and so on.

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