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I’m not sure what honeysuckle tastes like…. but if it tastes like a flowery honey, then this is honeysuckle. Smooth and refreshing. It seems to need more leaf than the oolongs I’m used to. Then again, I’m used to balled up oolongs and these are sticky. Perhaps I should start weighing my tea?
By the third steep, something woodsy is coming through to join the honeysuckle.

A very enjoyable oolong. It makes a good everyday tea. One of these days, I’ll have to stop getting new teas and samples so that I can actually drink a tea enough for it to actually be an everyday tea.

Anyway! I wanted to give it a try before deciding if I wanted to send it out on a swap. Turns out this is totally swap worthy so a few lucky leaves are taking a trip a Canada. yaaaay!

Dinosara

I find with dark oolongs which are often long and twisted I have to weigh them out… I kept struggling with getting the right amount of leaf until I broke down and weighed them!

Uniquity

Woohoo!

Mercuryhime

Dinosara – So what’s your weight recommendation for a cup of tea?

Uniquity – :) The leaves are as excited as you are!

Dinosara

I got my weight rec from The Seattle Tea Snob, and I use 4g for a 12oz cup.

Mercuryhime

Awesome! Thanks! Now to figure out how much liquid my cup holds. :P

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Dinosara

I find with dark oolongs which are often long and twisted I have to weigh them out… I kept struggling with getting the right amount of leaf until I broke down and weighed them!

Uniquity

Woohoo!

Mercuryhime

Dinosara – So what’s your weight recommendation for a cup of tea?

Uniquity – :) The leaves are as excited as you are!

Dinosara

I got my weight rec from The Seattle Tea Snob, and I use 4g for a 12oz cup.

Mercuryhime

Awesome! Thanks! Now to figure out how much liquid my cup holds. :P

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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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