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Smoooooth is the first impression. The leaves are dark green and wrap-curled into small beads with tails. I don’t notice much of a smell when I open the package. After brewing 2 tsp to 8oz at 200F for 3 minutes, it has a gentle creamy taste with a perhaps a little bit of honey flavor. It has a gentle milky aftertaste. Very pleasant. This tea is silky and mellow. I like just a little bit of stevia in it. It seems to bring out the flavor a bit more. It is definitely the kind of tea you want to sit and savor. Don’t throw this in the travel mug or tumbler… it would be a waste of the tea experience that can be found in this cup. For me it’s the perfect cup to sit and enjoy while I am snowbound with another 6 inches of snow outside (again!) I’m on my fourth resteep and it remains smooth and flavorful without tasting watery. Definitely a tea I will keep in my cupboard for when I need that relaxing moment, not just a cup of tea.
Oolongs have a long tradition of health benefits (obesity, diabetes, “hardening of the arteries”, high cholesterol and to boost the immune system) and I can certainly see that just the relaxation involved in drinking this tea would by healthy for everything ☺

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
carol who

Gosh Morgana! You are fast. Ithink I just uploaded this about a minute ago! Thanks!

__Morgana__

Heh. I’d like to say I’m speedy but it’s really all about who’s on when. ;-)

carol who

Just want to add a note. I steeped my tea 6 times and it was terrific each time. The only trouble I had is that my Breville makes a minimum of 2 cups at a time. That makes 12 cups in one morning. Lots of trips to the bathroom:D

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carol who

Gosh Morgana! You are fast. Ithink I just uploaded this about a minute ago! Thanks!

__Morgana__

Heh. I’d like to say I’m speedy but it’s really all about who’s on when. ;-)

carol who

Just want to add a note. I steeped my tea 6 times and it was terrific each time. The only trouble I had is that my Breville makes a minimum of 2 cups at a time. That makes 12 cups in one morning. Lots of trips to the bathroom:D

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Retired first grade teacher. I tend to like dessert type/herbal teas as a substitute for sweet treats. Flavored black teas and mates to get that energy that I am often lacking :-p
My husband of 42 years thinks I’m nuts regarding the whole tea thing… but he bought me a Breville for Christmas, so what can I say.
My other interests are reading (books go well with tea :D) and beading.

I have been watching Doctor Who for 31 years. Waiting til August ‘14 might put me over the edge.However if I lived through the 14 year hiatus (1989-2003) with only reruns and 1 DW movie, I guess I’ll live until August. Luckily I have 312 episodes. :) In case you can’t tell my avatar is two daleks drinking tea! I am always open to swapping Doctor Who books for tea. I have about 120 Doctor Who books that I am eager to send them to a fan. :D Let me know if you would like any books! I love that so many people have begun watching DW!

Also I love swaps, pm me if you’d like to do a swap.

Since I find others’ rating legends helpful, I added my own.

95-100 A once in a lifetime experience; the best there is; will keep this stocked until the cows come home

90-94 First rate; top notch; really terrific; will definitely buy more

80-89 Excellent; likely to become a favorite, will likely buy more

70-79 Very good; would enjoy again, might buy again if in the mood for this particular one or a better, similar version not available or it’s on a really good sale :-)

50-69 Good; wouldn’t pass up if offered, but probably wouldn’t buy again unless craving this particular flavor

Below 50 Meh! Wouldn’t bother drinking it again.

I only put teas of 1 oz. or more in my cupboard.

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