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First off, thanks chinesetea-shop.com for a generous sample.

Dry leaves are fuzzy, look very gentle and smell a bit malty. Steeped you can get notes of nuttiness with a baked potato skin aroma. Leaves are very tiny and uniform.

Liquor is of bright light yellow-green color, cloudy and carries on the aroma of the leaves with ever slight smokiness.

Taste is slightly creamy, slightly bitter and nutty, a bit of each flavor from high mountain oolong and dragon well. Perhaps more roasty and a little bit smoky. All in all a great green tea, goes well on usual grey Sat morning.

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185 °F / 85 °C 1 min, 30 sec

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I was always a huge fan of teas but my tastes changed constantly. Lately I am on the path of discovering Chinese teas, but not limiting myself to that. I am, however, favoring straight teas at this point.

I love pu-erh, oolongs are always a treat, learning about greens is delicious, absolutely neutral towards rooibos or herbals and black is always a yes. Incidentally any combination of the above is ok in a blended tea, which I like to have time to time.

« The first cup kisses away my thirst,
and my loneliness is quelled by the second.
The third gives insight worthy of ancient scrolls,
and the fourth exiles my troubles.
My body becomes lighter with the fifth,
and the sixth sends word from immortals.
But the seventh—oh the seventh cup—
if I drink you, a wind will hurry my wings
toward the sacred island. »

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