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Thank you, ashmanra for this lovely tea!

I am an oolong lover, so when I received this tea in a swap, I was thrilled! It’s scent when dry is very much like that of a lilac in full bloom. It smells very floral.

Once steeped, the floral scent is still there, but it is deeper and richer. The taste, while slightly floral, tastes much more vegetal, like steeped vegetables more than flowers. It’s a deceiving tea. Your nose tells you to expect one thing and your mouth receives another. This is not a floral tasting tea. Moving on… the taste, in addition to being vegetal, has a very nice, grounded oolong base. It’s ever so slightly earthy, yet smooth. There’s a touch of a roasted flavor in this one.

Thank you, ashmanra!

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 0 sec
ashmanra

I meant to send some of their Da Hong Pao as well. It is a favorite. Have you tried it?

QuiltGuppy

I haven’t tried their Da Hong Pao because it’s always sold out, but I figured it had to be a good one!

ashmanra

Will send some your way ASAP!

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ashmanra

I meant to send some of their Da Hong Pao as well. It is a favorite. Have you tried it?

QuiltGuppy

I haven’t tried their Da Hong Pao because it’s always sold out, but I figured it had to be a good one!

ashmanra

Will send some your way ASAP!

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I’m a middle school teacher of French, Spanish, ESL and reading intervention. I’m also a mom to two young children.

I’ve always been a tea lover. When I lived in France during college, I really loved the tisanes. Over the past couple of years, I’ve branched off into loose teas. I’m not very knowledgeable about teas, but I’m really loving the learning process!

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