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drank Honeybee by The Simple Leaf
4231 tasting notes

My bowl of Matcha disappeared fast!

I haven’t had any Oolong tea lately, and I’ve missed it. And this is an excellent Oolong!

Very nice, natural honey-like essence to it that presents itself in the aroma as well as the flavor. Happily, I can taste the floral notes of this tea – One of the things that had kept me from drinking too many of my favorite teas now while I’m sick is the fact that I was worried that in their impaired state my taste buds would not pick up on the more delicate features of those teas. Not so with this particular cup. A lovely floral flavor that melds so well with the natural sweetness. Slightly woodsy. Even a hint of buttery flavor.

YUM!

It is so comforting and delicious. Just what I needed this afternoon.

My review of this tea for the Tea Review Blog recently published, wanna check it out? Here it is:

http://www.teareviewblog.com/?p=12497

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 2 min, 15 sec
Cofftea

That’s the one thing I don’t like about koicha or usucha- not much liquid so it disappears fast:(

LiberTEAS

The second infusion of this tea is even better than the first. Sweeter, smoother, and the mouthfeel is even more pleasant – slightly thicker and richer in buttery flavor.

LiberTEAS

I managed four very flavorful infusions from this tea… I probably could have managed a fifth but I think that I’m ready to move on to something different.

Lori

So far, all of the oolongs I have sampled have been VERY SUBTLE. Is this the case w/this one as well? Or is the flavor bolder than typical?

TeaEqualsBliss

OH! So YOU started the Honeybee trend! :P

LiberTEAS

@Lori: Oolong, typically, is not going to be as bold as a black tea, but, it is a bit less subtle than a green tea. This one isn’t “bold” but the honey flavor is not what I would call subtle either.
@TeaEqualsBliss – I guess so! LOL

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Cofftea

That’s the one thing I don’t like about koicha or usucha- not much liquid so it disappears fast:(

LiberTEAS

The second infusion of this tea is even better than the first. Sweeter, smoother, and the mouthfeel is even more pleasant – slightly thicker and richer in buttery flavor.

LiberTEAS

I managed four very flavorful infusions from this tea… I probably could have managed a fifth but I think that I’m ready to move on to something different.

Lori

So far, all of the oolongs I have sampled have been VERY SUBTLE. Is this the case w/this one as well? Or is the flavor bolder than typical?

TeaEqualsBliss

OH! So YOU started the Honeybee trend! :P

LiberTEAS

@Lori: Oolong, typically, is not going to be as bold as a black tea, but, it is a bit less subtle than a green tea. This one isn’t “bold” but the honey flavor is not what I would call subtle either.
@TeaEqualsBliss – I guess so! LOL

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I am also a self-proclaimed foodie. I review local restaurants and the food I buy online here: http://hungryinportland.wordpress.com

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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.

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