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drank Spiderweb Oolong by Shanti Tea
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This Oolong reminds me of a Darjeeling in several ways. It has that muscatel flavor, it is crisp and light, much like a Darjeeling, and it has a lovely wine-like finish of a Darjeeling. There is also a really lovely malt tone to this. Not a strong, overwhelming flavor, just a hint. Overall the cup is sweet, grape-like with beautiful muscatel notes, and a deep woodsy tone in the distance. I’m liking it very much… I’m on my sixth infusion!

seule771

When you say muscatel do you mean gunpowder like as opposed to milky Oolongs?

LiberTEAS

No. Muscatel refers to a flavor that is similar to the flavor of the muscat grape (which is used in wine). It is grape-y, somewhat musky, and with hints of spice. Muscatel flavor is often found in Darjeeling, but not so often found in an Oolong.

seule771

Interesting. Thanks!

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seule771

When you say muscatel do you mean gunpowder like as opposed to milky Oolongs?

LiberTEAS

No. Muscatel refers to a flavor that is similar to the flavor of the muscat grape (which is used in wine). It is grape-y, somewhat musky, and with hints of spice. Muscatel flavor is often found in Darjeeling, but not so often found in an Oolong.

seule771

Interesting. Thanks!

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