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Thank you so much Stacy for letting me try this jewel of the mountains!

On this beautiful Easter Sunday morning, I needed the perfect tea. Time to open this coveted oolong sample.

Over the past year, I have developed a profound love for Oolongs. It has emancipated my palate by offering me an infinite range of variety and possibilities.

One thing I love the most, is the anticipation it creates each time I try a new one. Oolongs are so different from one another, on so many levels. (I realize this is fact for most teas, but I find it to be particularly true for Oolongs.)

It goes from the % of oxidization, the roasting process with the aged ones, the way it is rolled, the way the leaf unfurls, the climate it is grown in, all the way to the insect that will ignite the sweetest defence mechanism. No surprise that Oolong is on my list of this world’s greatest wonders!

Gungu brew will allow me to experience all its subtleties.

The look: beautiful unbroken leaves that unfurled rapidly. The infusion is bright yellow, almost phosphorescent, it is worth pouring in clear glass to appreciate all its nuances.

The taste is so sweet and delicate. The fragrance brings the image of a rare and fragile flower, a unique gem timidly revealing its splendour. One sip and I’m transported in altitude, at the top of the highest unattainable mountain peak. If I could take a bite out of a mellow fluffy cloud, I’d imagine it would taste just like this tea.

It is slightly vegetal, fresh notes of flowers and citrus. It is exquisitely balanced by a sweet buttery mouthfeel that lingers for a long time.

Not long enough though, cause I feel sadness when it’s all over after 6 steeps…

The fact that Mr. Right unapologetically salivated all over it (sorry for the mental image, it happens on very rare occasions) helped in my decision to immediately place an order with Butiki!

Happy Easter everyone!

Sil

Yay! That’s awesome news :) sounds like you and mister right had a fantastic time with this tea

TheTeaFairy

Well, he’s not into tea the way I am ( then again, who is?? Oh yeah, you Sil!!!! ), but once in a while comes a tea that he just freaks about and if it turns out I equaly like it, then from the hungry look in his eyes, I get scared and very protective of my supply depending of how little I have in custody at the moment. Having only a sample of this one, IT WAS A SCARY SITUATION THIS MORNING! But I always en up sharing anyways :-)

Ysaurella

this tea sounds really appealing !

Sil

haha my other half is the same way. everything tastes like “tea”

TheTeaFairy

So nice to see your beautiful face Bonnie :-)

Charles Thomas Draper

And a Happy Easter to you as well…

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Sil

Yay! That’s awesome news :) sounds like you and mister right had a fantastic time with this tea

TheTeaFairy

Well, he’s not into tea the way I am ( then again, who is?? Oh yeah, you Sil!!!! ), but once in a while comes a tea that he just freaks about and if it turns out I equaly like it, then from the hungry look in his eyes, I get scared and very protective of my supply depending of how little I have in custody at the moment. Having only a sample of this one, IT WAS A SCARY SITUATION THIS MORNING! But I always en up sharing anyways :-)

Ysaurella

this tea sounds really appealing !

Sil

haha my other half is the same way. everything tastes like “tea”

TheTeaFairy

So nice to see your beautiful face Bonnie :-)

Charles Thomas Draper

And a Happy Easter to you as well…

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Time to update this profile of mine…it’s 2015!!

I am French Canadian, so please forgive me if my English is not always perfect :-/

My relationship with tea in a nutshell:

I’m married to straight Black. I have torrid love affairs with Oolong and Puerh. I party with Green and White occasionally. Flavored are not my BFF, I usually stay away from them.

Love Steepster, a place for tea lovers, where you learn and share with others.

About me:

I am a free spirit, I let people be who they are and expect the same in return.

Books! I love classic literature, but also modern and pretty much anything that captures my attention.

Music is also something I can’t live without… From Bach to Nirvana, my ears know no boundaries…

Animal and nature lover, amateur photographer.

I’ve been drinking tea for as long as I can remember.

Drinking tea is a sensorial experience. The name in itself “Camellia Sinensis” lingers the promess of an adventure for the senses…

Not a big «swapper», but will occasionally. Not because I don’t want to share but because I’m trying not to hoard so much.

Also, I have narrowed down the teas I really like over the years, and I don’t feel the need to try and buy everything the way I used to. (Maybe I have become a tea snob? Sigh…)

My ratings: because I pretty much drink only teas that I judge exceptional, my ratings are usually high. Don’t be shocked to see lots of 90’s and a few 100’s. That’s because I’ve had my share of crapy teas and I’m done with that ;-)

You can find me on Instagram here, I post about my tea sessions mostly, but also about the beautiful nature that surrounds me, and my fury companions :-)

http://instagram.com/theteafairy/

Location

The Laurentians, Canada

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