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drank Blue Unicorn by Shanti Tea
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Thank you to TeaEqualsBliss for sending me some of this tea. This has to be one of the most unique Oolong teas I’ve encountered. From reading the description, one would think that this is, in fact, a black tea, but, as Shanti Tea has categorized it as an Oolong, that is what I’ll call it.

It has a lot of “black tea” characteristics in the flavor, too, although it is significantly lighter. That probably has a lot to do with the fact that I brewed this in my gaiwan using short steeps and a lower temp than what I’d use for a black tea. It has a lovely spiced undertone to it, and it is sweet, and earthy and warm and really quite enjoyable. I look forward to many infusions with this one.

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My third and fourth infusions proved to be a bit earthier than the first, with the spice tones emerging as well as the fruit notes becoming more distinct. Very rustic.

My fifth and sixth infusions were much smoother, tasting this time more like an Oolong than a black tea. The fruit notes are well defined, and a lovely floral note is emerging now.

A truly delightful Oolong, this Blue Unicorn!

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My third and fourth infusions proved to be a bit earthier than the first, with the spice tones emerging as well as the fruit notes becoming more distinct. Very rustic.

My fifth and sixth infusions were much smoother, tasting this time more like an Oolong than a black tea. The fruit notes are well defined, and a lovely floral note is emerging now.

A truly delightful Oolong, this Blue Unicorn!

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My favorite teas are Yellow Teas with most Oolong teas at a close second. As far as “flavored” teas go, I love Earl Grey, Chocolate and Jasmine teas.

I also am intrigued by flavored teas with an unusual or unique flavor combination.

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