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Global Tea Hut - Mr. Shu

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~ 3gms / Small tea bowl from Living Tea / ~180 F / steeping time: ~ 30 seconds

Dry leaves again beautiful curled whole Assamica leaves, large with very little dust, toasted sweet apricot/fruity aroma. Leaves coloured auburn and chocolatey, with a few leaves still holding onto some green.

Leaves awaken beautifully and gracefully within the openness off nice tea bowl. Tea liquor refreshing, somewhat earthy with a slight hint of toastiness, less astringency noticeable this time around . . . slight hint of the dried toasted apricot/fruit. After fourth bowl, tongue begins to acquire the buttery like coated feeling associated with Bai Hao.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 0 min, 45 sec

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Beautiful whole leaf tea. Leafs gently twisted, auburn to chocolate in colour. Upon receipt, leaves were placed in small porcelain tea caddy to rest and relax. 5 days later, first opening, smell was somewhat honey like, with a hint of toasted Apricot.

Steeping: ~ 2gms / 180 F / Taiwanese Tea Bowl – tea liquor became a light golden/honey colour. Leaves awakening slowly . . . maybe wanting a warmer bath to stretch and help to awaken, or maybe just a slow morning awakener like myself. :-)

Smell more smokey than toasted, fruity/apricot sweet smell still present, smokiness very faint and whispy . . . almost more sensed than smelled. Taste carries the same bowl smell, slightly sweet . . . coats the tongue, very slight astringency at the edges of the tongue.

Wonder complex and alive tea that I will have to continue steeping, swirling, and sharing time with . . . until it has shared all its many complex awakening aspects.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 0 min, 45 sec

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