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This tea tastes of roasted nuts and wrapped in banana leaves! It permeates the bag upon opening, the lovely dark brown twisted and writhed strands of leaves, and the most nurturing amber elixir that results in the finest tea. I have to say this tops off my day completely! Its a definitely a smooth tea with some astringency and has a complex flavor that unravels itself being quite nutty and roasted with a hint of sweetness. Then it transitions into a slight berry flavor mid palate and finishes off with fruity rind akin to a cantaloupe sorta like eating through one and tasting the cellulose and the hard outer husks that gives a unique almost gritty finish. Its really a lovely Oolong, soft and mellow and to those fans of all things roasted this is a tea not to pass by! Cheers!
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190 °F / 87 °C
Azzrian

Ah yes banana leaves – good note there!

Anthony Bazic

Why thnx Azzrian! The aroma and flavor reminded me of roasted banana leaves, the filipino/malay dessert “suman” or roasted sticky rive wrapped in banana leaves came to mind that got me thinking it was banana leaves. Though at first I thought it was kinda close to a steamed rice smell.

Terri HarpLady

I’ll have to look for that in my next steeping.
I love those sticky rice in banana leaf desserts. When I have them, we steam them & then drizzle them with coconut milk.

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Azzrian

Ah yes banana leaves – good note there!

Anthony Bazic

Why thnx Azzrian! The aroma and flavor reminded me of roasted banana leaves, the filipino/malay dessert “suman” or roasted sticky rive wrapped in banana leaves came to mind that got me thinking it was banana leaves. Though at first I thought it was kinda close to a steamed rice smell.

Terri HarpLady

I’ll have to look for that in my next steeping.
I love those sticky rice in banana leaf desserts. When I have them, we steam them & then drizzle them with coconut milk.

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I’m a tea lover and a traveler. I believe in delving into cultures and cuisines. In so doing, I have found tea to be the most exciting and adventurous beverage in the world that has played a role in history and in the lives of many. Now that’s a shrub isn’t it!
Note: I may be a purist at times where some teas needs to be enjoyed naturally, yet I do enjoy many other teas that find its way into my palate!

Favorite Teas: Yunnan teas, the staple Assam and some Darjeeling, love Japanese greens, and “indie” teas either home grown or unfamiliar regions i.e. Turkey, Georgia, love Tisanes, Oolongs, some white teas, and my favorite staple: Chai teas.

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