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drank Osmanthus Silver Needle by Samovar
911 tasting notes

Can’t really smell much from the dry leaf, but about 10 seconds after the water hits them, there’s this lovely whoosh of scent. I can’t peg the smell though. Sweet, a little floral but there’s something else. The company gives the the options of stone fruit and hay. Well, I have no clue what a stone fruit is, much less what it smells like. Can’t really see the hay much either. Smells more like apricots to me.

Oooh, the taste. It sweet but not sugary sweet. Fruit sweet. Like apricot nectar. Not that I’ve had apricot nectar. But I think if I did, it would taste like this. The flavor is delicate yet strong. Does that make sense? It’s not a weak flavor by any means. But it tastes very soft-breeze-on-a-summer-day.

Two thumbs up! This is going on the list of “Things to buy on my first Samovar order”.

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 2 min, 30 sec
Carolyn

Stone fruits: fruits that have a hard stony pit like peaches or apricots. So it looks like you agree with the company. :)

Auggy

Fabulous! I win! :)

Carolyn

Two points to Auggy for correctly perceiving the stone fruit essence!

takgoti

Winner, winner, chicken dinner!

Micah

Ahaha!! I heard the phrase “winner, winner, chicken dinner” for the first time about two weeks ago and now I’m seeing and hearing it everywhere. Ridiculous!

Anyway. I used to drink straight osmanthus tea on occasion and I loved the flavor. This seems like it would be a wonderful combination!

John S.

Well I learned something new today :)

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Carolyn

Stone fruits: fruits that have a hard stony pit like peaches or apricots. So it looks like you agree with the company. :)

Auggy

Fabulous! I win! :)

Carolyn

Two points to Auggy for correctly perceiving the stone fruit essence!

takgoti

Winner, winner, chicken dinner!

Micah

Ahaha!! I heard the phrase “winner, winner, chicken dinner” for the first time about two weeks ago and now I’m seeing and hearing it everywhere. Ridiculous!

Anyway. I used to drink straight osmanthus tea on occasion and I loved the flavor. This seems like it would be a wonderful combination!

John S.

Well I learned something new today :)

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I’m trying to be a better tea logger and actually post semi-regularly again! I’ve let my tea tasting senses become too complacent – it’s time for some focused and attentive tea drinking!

Sometimes my notices for PMs and such have been questionable. Email me at your own risk at aug3zimm at gmail dot com.


1 – 10 – Bleck. Didn’t finish the cup.
11 – 25 – Drinkable. But don’t punish me by making me have it again.
26 – 40 – Meh. Most likely will see if the husband likes it iced.
41 – 60 – Okayish. Maybe one day I’ll kill off what I have in my pantry.
61 – 75 – Decent. I might pick some up if I needed tea.
76 – 85 – Nice. I’d probably buy but wouldn’t hunt it down.
86 – 100 – Yum! I will hunt down the vendor to get this tea!

Not that anyone but me particularly cares, but there it is.

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