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Fairly smooth on entry, with light malt and a mild fruitiness at the forefront. Faint notes of muscatel and wood are accompanied by slight astringency in the finish. This tea has delicate flavors and wasn’t as bold as expected.

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There is an immediate burst of rich nuttiness as the thick, brothy liquor coats the mouth, followed by a sweet vegetal flavor that takes over and gradually reveals an unexpected floral note. This is the first Dragon Well that has truly impressed me. It is bold, smooth, and an absolute delight.

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Soft tannins and citric fruitiness with a somewhat candied note that transitions to lemon blossom in the aftertaste. This tea has a dryness to it, but also packs quite a punch of flavor.

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First reviewed tea from Liquid Proust’s 2016 Group Buy.

Well, I’m just going to go ahead and review this since I decided to throw the whole 10g sample into my 200ml Gaiwan without any hesitation; which 4:00 a.m. mornings and hyper children do to one’s mind without napping.

Anyway, I’m currently on steep 7 or 8. I’ve been distracted drinking this, and not writing down each steep; therefore, this review is mostly focused on this steep currently. Sweet cocoa, honey, and malt notes throughout. The maltiness of this tea lingers on tongue after the tea is consumed, but it’s nice. Very nice mouthfeel. It’s a rich and smooth brew, and quite tasty as an afternoon tea.

I might get more of this for my last semester of classes! It’d be a great tea for the two hour course, and nice to brew a lot, since I drink so much during a lecture. I’d even give this a go for the afternoon shift at the Y. So, with that said, I rate this highly.

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YUM! This tea tastes so much of sweet potato (which I noticed especially on the second and third steepings) that I’m wondering if I should sweeten it with brown sugar and marshmallows, lol. It goes excellently with milk and sugar, in any case. :)

(So . . . apparently I like sweet potato notes in my tea? That seems to be the gist of this.)

Preparation
2 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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This tea has a thick texture and robust, aromatic malt with a slight note of mint in the finish. It is quite strong and straightforward, and while lacking the fruity and floral aspects sometimes found in a Dian Hong, still yields a pleasant cup.

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80

A pretty great tea with an amazing smell of tropical fruits. The flavor is quite malty and sits nicely in the mouth.

Flavors: banana, Malt, Tropical

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 15 sec 5 g 90 OZ / 2661 ML

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This tea has a really amazing sweet/cinnamon aftertaste, also not as floral as green Oolongs and also a bit thicker. Has really rich honey/caramel flavor with along with a sort of wood flavors that turn to cinnamon. This one was just really pleasant to drink, also quite complex so its never boring.

This is definitely one of the teas that shows me how much more I enjoy more oxidized or roasted Oolongs.

Flavors: Caramel, Cedar, Cinnamon, Medicinal, Roasted

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 0 min, 30 sec 5 g 4 OZ / 118 ML

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This is what an old Darjeeling that lost it’s sassyness taste like.

Taste of dry sticks and autumn hay. Probably would work well paired with a seafood dish but by itself this is not an enjoyable cup since it is very drying with almost not tasting notes that would make it appealing.

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Dry leaf- Green, hay, sweet
Creamy, almost milky, thick, a bit sweet, smooth
Green on aftertaste.
Very different, but I liked it. 83

Flavors: Creamy, Green, Hay, Smooth, Sweet, Thick

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An initial earthiness and mild bitterness lead into a roasted note and hint of plum, although without much sweetness. This is an unusual tea that is quite different from other oolongs.

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Rich malt with a brisk edge and a fruity note that expands on the palate, developing a very light sweetness in the finish. This tea is quite enjoyable and most resembles a Yunnan Dian Hong.

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This tea reminded me of some old leather shoe left in a dry dusty basement fused with some soggy wet wood. The description states that this tea is an aquired taste and that couldn’t be further from the truth. I feel that going to the forest and scooping up a random patch of dirt will bring me similar results.

Though I’m going to persist to see if it brings any more flavours in the subsequent rounds.

Flavors: Leather, Musty, Wet Wood

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 30 sec 3 g 4 OZ / 120 ML
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Alright, this tastes a bit better in the 4th and subsequent rounds but still not my cup of tea. The soggy wood smell and taste is very off putting. I’d hate to say this but I’ll only make this when my stomach is churning but even then I’d look for better options.

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Soft and plush with a floral burst and growing sweetness. Notes of butter and magnolia blossom linger well into the finish, which is smooth and very slightly drying. A splendid oolong.

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Dark malt and moderate bitterness up front, with notes of raisins, black grapes, and dried apricots arriving in the aftertaste. This is a fairly enjoyable tea, though it requires care to avoid oversteeping.

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The first thing I notice with this tea is just how amazing the leaves look, they are nicely shaped and quite light and fuzzy. This tea has a nice woody aroma with a hint of sweetness. The tea brews up pretty light and has a really pleasant grassy flavor with a woody/sweet finish. Overall I really enjoyed this tea but perhaps I could of brewed it for longer as it was a tad light for my taste.

Flavors: Cedar, Fruity, Grass, Wood

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 0 min, 30 sec 5 g 4 OZ / 118 ML

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Dark malt and rye bread are the dominant flavors here, with a moderately bitter bite and a slightly smoky finish. This tea is distinctively Keemun, but quite strong and unrefined.

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This tea has a velvety texture and hits with an immediate burst of charcoal, spicy and ever so slightly sweet, and the smooth roasted aftertaste has a unique peat smokiness to it. Highly suggestive of houjicha, but with more depth of flavor. Wonderful.

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Syrupy and thick on the tongue, and possessing a beautifully mellow quality without a trace of bitterness. There is a slightly acidic earthiness at first, but an indistinct sweetness takes over soon after and unfolds into cherry cobbler and honey, lingering on these lovely notes for quite some time. Delicious, and my current favorite among What-Cha’s Georgian teas.

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This tea has such an incredible robustness and richness of flavor that its lack of complexity doesn’t matter. It offers an up front burst of dark malt and unsweetened cocoa with staying power and depth, but also a slight bitterness. Very satisfying, and the first tea I would suggest to a coffee drinker.

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Nectarines prominent in this tea. Comes through clearly, consistent and lasting. Nectarines and honey. I should try this cold brewed.

Flavors: Honey, Stonefruits

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Sweet potatoes and sugarcane are at the forefront, with a soft malt background. This is a smooth and unusually flavorful white tea that dispenses with any subtlety and brings to mind a fruity Dian Hong black, only lighter in body and revealing more overt sweetness.

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Perfectly smooth on entry, with a rich dark chocolate flavor hinting at sweetness and closing with a very slight note of mint. The body of this tea is wonderfully thick, and it lacks any form of astringency or bitterness.

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Tart and astringent at first, like the skin of a plum before biting into it. This yields to an increasingly sweet plum taste that develops a floral note in the finish, along with a hint of basil. Quite unique.

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