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3 Tasting Notes

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This is one of the first oolongs I’ve tried, and it was a very pleasant surprise. It is one of the most complex teas I’ve had. To me, it was a smoky/spicy at the initial taste with a sweet peach-like finish. Very enjoyable.

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To me, this tea has a lot of spicy cinnamon flavor (almost similar to the red hot candy) and some clove in it. The clove gives it just enough sweetness without being overwhelming. The orange peel adds a little bit of zing to it as well. I would consider this a medium- to heavy-bodied tea. It’s perfect to drink to warm up on a cool day in the fall or winter.

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This is one of my new favorite teas. It’s the first Lapsang Souchong that I’ve tried so I can’t really compare it to any others, but this tea is perfect for me in the office. The smokiness reminds me of campfire smoke and latakia tobacco. It’s the closest thing I can get to being outdoors while still being stuck in the office.

When I first tried it, I was surprised by the intensity of the smokiness. I actually didn’t care for the first cup I made of it. I gave it another try a couple days later because the smell of it was so intriguing. I’m glad I did. Either the smoke flavor mellowed out after I opened the package or I knew what to expect so it wasn’t as overwhelming, but I enjoyed this tea immensely after the first time I tried it. I regularly grab for this one for a break during the day at the office now. I think it would be great to have outside while actually sitting around a campfire…

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