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My favorite Oolong teas are Alishan, although, I’ve got to admit that Shanlinxi teas are providing some stiff competition. This Oolong is amazing! So sweet and creamy … and yet so light and crisp.

The third and fourth infusions are stronger, but, smoother. The floral notes are really apparent in these infusions, resting on the back of the palate while also melding with the creamy notes.

It’s really quite an interesting tea – if you like Ali Shan Oolongs you might just find that you also enjoy Shanlinxi. They’re similar, but there are striking and intriguing differences too. Very lovely!

Emily M

Sounds interesting. How floral is it, though? I’m not a huge fan of the floral teas, but I don’t mind if it’s in the background.

LiberTEAS

It’s been a while since I’ve had this, so I can’t say that my memory is crystal clear when it comes to this tea, but, I will say that the floral notes are much smoother than some of the sharp notes that I sometimes get from floral tones in an Oolong. The floral notes get stronger with subsequent infusions, but with the first two or three infusions, they are more of a background note. Here is a link to my full-length review on this tea: http://sororiteasisters.com/2012/10/10/shanlinxi-zhu-wan-oolong-from-t-oolong-tea/

Emily M

Thanks!

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Emily M

Sounds interesting. How floral is it, though? I’m not a huge fan of the floral teas, but I don’t mind if it’s in the background.

LiberTEAS

It’s been a while since I’ve had this, so I can’t say that my memory is crystal clear when it comes to this tea, but, I will say that the floral notes are much smoother than some of the sharp notes that I sometimes get from floral tones in an Oolong. The floral notes get stronger with subsequent infusions, but with the first two or three infusions, they are more of a background note. Here is a link to my full-length review on this tea: http://sororiteasisters.com/2012/10/10/shanlinxi-zhu-wan-oolong-from-t-oolong-tea/

Emily M

Thanks!

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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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