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Thanks to fellow Steepsterite, Tamm, I have a hefty pouch of this tea in my drawer at work. It’s great for work since I can just sprinkle some leaves in a mug and fill it with hot water over and over through out the day. It is now 2PM and I’ve been drinking from this same sprinkle of leaves since 9AM. I’d say there’s at least 2 infusions left in these babies. Awesome!

The tea starts out very floral and roasty. This is definitely a more roasted version of Ti Guan Yin than I’m used to. While the 3rd infusion of oolongs are considered the best, I find that I enjoyed the first two more. By the 3rd infusion, the flavor is very vegetal. It tastes like thoroughly cooked bok choy with an undercurrent of floral flavors. I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve filled my mug, but now I’m seeing the dried apricot flavors mentioned in the description, though it’s really more vegetal than fruity. This is a very enjoyable tea that I’m happy to keep by my side.

Of course, the downside to having such a giving tea is that you get kind of tired of the same tea all day. It takes longer to tire of an oolong since the flavors change and develop with each infusion, but I think these leaves are running out of ideas. :) Maybe it’s time for some peppermint!

Tamm

I’m so glad you liked it! :) I really liked reading your review and I don’t think that I would have picked up the bok choy notes without you mentioning it that way. :p

Mercuryhime

I think a lot of oolongs have this bok choy flavor, but few other people mention it. I wondered if I was crazy to taste it, but if you can taste it too, then I guess I’m ok. :) You know you’re not crazy if others are crazy with you.

Tamm

lolol that could be a plaque! :p I think that I need to give this oolong a bit more of a try; sometimes that roasted-ness throws me off.

Mercuryhime

I also didnt expect so much roasty flavor, but it’s pleasant once you accept it.

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Tamm

I’m so glad you liked it! :) I really liked reading your review and I don’t think that I would have picked up the bok choy notes without you mentioning it that way. :p

Mercuryhime

I think a lot of oolongs have this bok choy flavor, but few other people mention it. I wondered if I was crazy to taste it, but if you can taste it too, then I guess I’m ok. :) You know you’re not crazy if others are crazy with you.

Tamm

lolol that could be a plaque! :p I think that I need to give this oolong a bit more of a try; sometimes that roasted-ness throws me off.

Mercuryhime

I also didnt expect so much roasty flavor, but it’s pleasant once you accept it.

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I came from a tea drinking family, but I never appreciated the different qualities and varieties of tea until older. All that time wasted! But I guess I needed to be mature enough to appreciate the tea experience. :)

My favorite teas are green oolongs and white tea. I also love greens, especially gyokuro. I have a huge appreciation for rooibos and honeybush as they are often that only thing I can drink in the evening. I am a relatively new convert to black teas. This is unfortunate for my wallet but extremely wonderful for my palate. :)

In any case, I have a love for both flavored and unflavored teas. They are different experiences for sure, but both enjoyable. I find that it often depends on my mood.

I am on a quest to find a tea that will win my husband over. I think I’m making some headway…

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