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drank Wen Shan Bao Zhong by Naivetea
2475 tasting notes

A nice light offering from Naivetea. I now have 1 oz. of this bad boy which should keep me happy for a while. I have no idea what osmanthus smells/tastes like. There is a slight hint of floral here but not nauseating like a floral scented tea. To me it’s brothy and buttery. I also let it steep for 3 minutes or so, I like it a bit stronger and it does not seem to suffer at all with a longer steep time. Gentle and precious.

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190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 0 sec
Jim Marks

osmanthus is a flower frequently used with the greener oolongs, often labeled “monkey picked”, which tends to give you something much stronger than a jasmine scented tea. If this isn’t nauseatingly strong, then it probably isn’t actually scented with osmanthus.

TeaBrat

I got some of their osmanthus flavored tea but I have not tried it yet. I suspect after that I will be knocked over by the osmanthus and be able to pick it out of a crowd. ;-)

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Jim Marks

osmanthus is a flower frequently used with the greener oolongs, often labeled “monkey picked”, which tends to give you something much stronger than a jasmine scented tea. If this isn’t nauseatingly strong, then it probably isn’t actually scented with osmanthus.

TeaBrat

I got some of their osmanthus flavored tea but I have not tried it yet. I suspect after that I will be knocked over by the osmanthus and be able to pick it out of a crowd. ;-)

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