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Thanks to Teavivre for this sample! Another that I stole from my wife. Broke in my new yixing with one of these little packets.

Brewed it gongfu style, starting with a five-second steep and then a few more seconds each steep. I actually lost track of how many steeps I did, but it was in the fifteen to twenty range.

Dry, the leaves are a very bright colour with a strong floral odour. Actually very visually pretty. Very verdant, with the bright greens and then the darker smoky leaves.

First steep: golden liquor, almost clear, but a strong floral flavour. Very crisp and clear.

Successive steeps: gradually a darker, more green colour. The floral taste faded a little with steeps into more of an earthy, vegetal flavour.

Overall, a very tasty ti guan yin. It was a relaxing cup of tea, perfect detox after eating way too much crap.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 0 min, 15 sec
TeaVivre

So glad to hear that you like this tea, Happy New Year^^

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TeaVivre

So glad to hear that you like this tea, Happy New Year^^

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Mmmm. Tea. I have become a believer.

I like oolongs and greens, and dark smoky flavours. And Earl Greys. All the Earl Greys. I have bent my nerd powers to learning as much as I can about tea and tea culture. I have started to ramble about tea.

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