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Mmm, smells nice – sweet and like a light floral. There’s also a buttery smell to it. So flower butter maybe. Brewed up, the scent is more solid green floral oolong base but there is still some creamy butter laid over top.

The company’s note says that this tea has slight astringency and I can kind of see that. It’s not what I would normally peg as astringent since it isn’t that strong but it definitely has a sharper edge than I’m used to in green oolongs. But it’s very pleasant. On the first part of the sip I’m getting sweetness and soft floral, then I get the rougher taste of green bushes (or something) – fresh and solid but not heavy. As it cools it becomes creamier like butter heavily flavored with bushes. Why bushes? The taste isn’t sweet enough to be grass or not heavy enough to be tree but it is something green and fresh. And that’s the only thing I could think of to compare.

Anyway, it makes it nice. Simultaneously light and solid, this is a softer tea that isn’t delicate but nor is it heavy. So I’m grooving on the bush butter tea so far.

Second steep, also @ 2:30, the bush taste is a little softer, the butter taste more milky aftertaste. Quite nice. As it cools, the milky tastes almost gets a little toasty hint and I’m reminded of Samovar’s Ryokucha which is never a bad thing.

All in all, a milder milk oolong (I’m guessing because there is no artificial flavors) that I find very nice.

ETA:
Third steep @ 3:30. Not overly special or distinctive but has a sweet, floral, milky note that fills my mouth and makes it attractive. Almost tastes a little sugared.

Fourth steep @ 4:30. The taste is milder now, softer. The milky is fading into a general smoothness along with a more generic green oolong taste.
3g/6oz

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 30 sec
teaplz

Bush-like tea! Highly interesting. You’ve been trying all these new teas lately, Auggy, and I likes it. :D

Auggy

I’ve been buying all these new teas! Actually, all the Tea from Taiwan stuff is from last month when I got all three of their samplers. And then last weekend I bought 7 new teas. So yeah, lots of new stuff in my pantry! It’s overwhelming but fun, too!

teaplz

Um, wow! Hahaha, you’ve been doing more purchasing than me, by far. But then again, you drink way more than I do, so I suppose it all evens out in the end!

Auggy

Part of my goal for 2010 has been to try new vendors and concentrate on small, monthy tea orders. Guess I need to make them a little smaller! :)

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teaplz

Bush-like tea! Highly interesting. You’ve been trying all these new teas lately, Auggy, and I likes it. :D

Auggy

I’ve been buying all these new teas! Actually, all the Tea from Taiwan stuff is from last month when I got all three of their samplers. And then last weekend I bought 7 new teas. So yeah, lots of new stuff in my pantry! It’s overwhelming but fun, too!

teaplz

Um, wow! Hahaha, you’ve been doing more purchasing than me, by far. But then again, you drink way more than I do, so I suppose it all evens out in the end!

Auggy

Part of my goal for 2010 has been to try new vendors and concentrate on small, monthy tea orders. Guess I need to make them a little smaller! :)

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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!

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