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So I kind of sort of broke my no tea buying rule this year… but not really! This company offered a free sample of this tea if you paid $1 shipping, so how could I resist? I mean, I didn’t buy tea, I bought shipping! Watch me rationalize. Anyway, the sample was a whole ounce, so it was a really good deal anyway. The dried tea has a nice floral, fresh aroma to it, and when steeped that turns into a very floral, very buttery scent. The first thing I thought when I took the steeping basket out of my mug was “woah, those are some huge leaves!” There are some small leaves, some pieces of large leaves, and some stems in the mix.

The flavor is both strongly floral and strongly vegetal… they just play off each other so that they both get time to shine. It is a bit buttery but overall the tea is a little astringent in that way that green oolongs sometimes are. No sweetness to it, really, but it is a rather nice cup.

As a side note, this company has a lot of interesting oolongs but they only sell 5oz or more on most teas, and that is more than I want to buy untried. They have some flavored oolongs I’d like to try too, but those are only sold in 10.5oz packs! Oh well.

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ashmanra

I love the way you think! Seem times I buy extra tea if I am close to free shipping, because why pay $6.99 for shipping and get less tea, when I can buy ten dollars prothrombin of more tea and get free shipping? I have only spent a few extra dollars but I have something to show for it! :)

ashmanra

Wow, autocorrect was not kind to me last night. I don’t know what prothrombin is, but I have never bought any. LOL! That was supposed to be the word " worth" and before that, sometimes, not seem times! Sheesh!

Dinosara

Haha, yeah that was quite the autocorrect! It was one where it was actually difficult to figure out what the word would have been because it was so different. :D

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ashmanra

I love the way you think! Seem times I buy extra tea if I am close to free shipping, because why pay $6.99 for shipping and get less tea, when I can buy ten dollars prothrombin of more tea and get free shipping? I have only spent a few extra dollars but I have something to show for it! :)

ashmanra

Wow, autocorrect was not kind to me last night. I don’t know what prothrombin is, but I have never bought any. LOL! That was supposed to be the word " worth" and before that, sometimes, not seem times! Sheesh!

Dinosara

Haha, yeah that was quite the autocorrect! It was one where it was actually difficult to figure out what the word would have been because it was so different. :D

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I am tea obsessed, with the stash to match. I tend to really enjoy green oolongs, Chinese blacks, and flavored teas with high quality bases, especially florals, bergamot-based teas, and chocolate teas.

In my free time I am a birder, baker, and music/movie/tv addict.

Here are my rating categories, FYI:
100-90: Mind-blowingly good, just right for my palate, and teas that just take me to a happy place.
89-85: I really really like these teas and will keep most of them in the permanent collection, but they’re not quite as spectacular as the top category
84-80: Pretty tasty teas that I enjoy well enough, but definitely won’t rebuy when I run out.
79-70: Teas that I would probably drink again, but only if there were no preferrable options.
69-50: Teas that I don’t really enjoy all that much and wouldn’t drink another cup of.
49 and below: Mega yuck. This tea is just disgusting to me.
Unrated: Usually I feel unqualified to rate these teas because they are types of teas that I tend to not like in general. Sometimes user error or tea brewed under poor conditions.

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