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The leaves are small and fuzzy. They range in color from black to brown to red. There are some whites where the fur is especially dense. Clearly, these are young leaves. From the smell of the dry leaves, you can already tell that this is a more oxidized oolong. The scent reminded me of Hong Kong style milk tea. There is a smooth creamy character.

Flash rinse, then steep for 30 seconds. The tea is a light yellowish brown. It is milky and toasty. There is a hint of apricot and earthiness. It’s very sweet.

Very tasty. It’s definitely more like black tea than oolong, but it is very enjoyable.

Another win for this tea company! More info on the other steeps forthcoming. :)

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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.

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