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Second infusion of the leaves …

still very honey-esque… the heavy caramel-y notes are lighter this time around. Still there, just not quite as pronounced. The same is true for the chocolate-y notes: still there, just lighter in flavor.

This lighter presentation of the previously strong, forward notes allow for more exploration of the other flavors within the tea. The fruit notes taste much more peach-y, with lovely notes of plum. Sweet with hints of sour for contrast, but definitely more sweet than sour. The floral notes are still not really strong here, but I don’t usually get strong notes of flower with a darker Oolong anyway, so I’m not disappointed by the lack of flower here. I taste very vague, faint notes if I slurp. I also taste more chocolate if I slurp, so slurping here is very much encouraged!

A tea that is delightfully good through two infusions.

Azzrian

Sounds wonderful.

LiberTEAS

I’ve already got some packaged up for you! :)

Geoffrey Norman

This DOES sound wonderful.

Nik

GAH! You are making my shopping list so long! =) I really appreciate the separate tasting note for the second infusion. Sometimes, the flavour is so different that it’s warranted.

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Azzrian

Sounds wonderful.

LiberTEAS

I’ve already got some packaged up for you! :)

Geoffrey Norman

This DOES sound wonderful.

Nik

GAH! You are making my shopping list so long! =) I really appreciate the separate tasting note for the second infusion. Sometimes, the flavour is so different that it’s warranted.

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