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The dry leaves have the aroma of steamed sticky rice when you first open the pot. This is not detected in the flavor until after you sip the tea, towards the top back of the throat. I really like how this taste of rice lingers.

After infusion, the smell of the wet leaves are much more similar to a spring bud green tea – certainly vegetal. There may be a real light cucumber undertone. It definitely evolves as you finish the first cup. There is this feeling in the mouth and stomach that leaves you full, as if you just had eaten a piece of sushi – California Roll, maybe?

Even-though there isn’t a noticeable sweetness with this tea, the liquid is smooth and no detection of bitterness. With what I see so far, I’m glad there are many more encounters to come!

Edit:

I want to give props to Tommy the Toad for pointing me to this tea! Great suggestion.

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 15 sec
TeaBrat

This sounds nice!

Pureleaf

Amy oh, it is! I’m now noticing a very calming effect from this tea. Wow, is all I’ve to say. It is even very tasty as it cools. Almost a fresh hay (not completely dried) taste. Really tough to pass up on. :)

Tommy the Toad

Im glad you like it :)

Doug F

Interesting. I’ve had good luck with the Pu erh shop.

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TeaBrat

This sounds nice!

Pureleaf

Amy oh, it is! I’m now noticing a very calming effect from this tea. Wow, is all I’ve to say. It is even very tasty as it cools. Almost a fresh hay (not completely dried) taste. Really tough to pass up on. :)

Tommy the Toad

Im glad you like it :)

Doug F

Interesting. I’ve had good luck with the Pu erh shop.

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I’m a southern boy that relocated to the Mid-West that has an intense love for high quality loose leaf tea! This is no doubt, a passion I intend to enjoy and pursue for the rest of my life! I love the art of tea, and the expression of it’s culture in each cup.

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Typically, I’m a straight tea and loose-leaf type of drinker. Black teas (especially Taiwanese blacks), Greener Oolong and Sheng Pu-erhs are top on my list!

Don’t get me wrong though, I do like me some darker, roasted oolongs, shu puerhs, greens and whites are a must as well!

I guess the only way to get the bigger picture is to start with that I love tea. Almost all traditional teas are welcomed, and I have been know to try a few flavored or blended teas.

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