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This was a little rougher around the edges that the Verdant oolongs I’ve tried, but it was a pretty good, especially as a sample for 50 cents!

I seem to always be smelling oolongs at the front of my nose first, more forward than any other teas I’ve had so far. This one hits me there and then migrates to the front of my mouth, where I pick up a bitter greens taste (not unpleasant bitter) along with the oolong creaminess I’m starting to really love. The mouthfeel is a little dryer and rougher than the Verdant oolongs. It ends in a very bright taste and feel again very forward in my mouth, slightly astringent.

The biggest issue I have with this tea is that I smell something spicy, but don’t quite get that in the taste. You don’t hold up to your promises, you sneaky little tea!

Michelle Butler Hallett

Yeah, this one’s decent for the price, but I agree, Verdant’s spoiling us for anything else.

Fuzzy_Peachkin

I know! I’m lucky Verdant has been one of the first few companies I’ve tried and now I know where to get the good stuff! :-)

Tealizzy

I was just smelling this one at the store yesterday! I didn’t get any though, cuz I enjoy Butiki and Verdant oolongs, and I think they are probably better quality! Spoiled is right!

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Michelle Butler Hallett

Yeah, this one’s decent for the price, but I agree, Verdant’s spoiling us for anything else.

Fuzzy_Peachkin

I know! I’m lucky Verdant has been one of the first few companies I’ve tried and now I know where to get the good stuff! :-)

Tealizzy

I was just smelling this one at the store yesterday! I didn’t get any though, cuz I enjoy Butiki and Verdant oolongs, and I think they are probably better quality! Spoiled is right!

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I run, I sing, I drink tea. That’s the best description I have of me.

I’ve always enjoyed tea, but have just started trying out a lot more loose teas and varied brands. I’m really excited about a site like steepster so I can read about what people think about different teas.

Oh and I really hate Lipton tea. There’s something just awful about it and I can’t understand why nearly every local diner only has Lipton.

Also I’m on the search for a full-bodied, fruity blackberry tea. So if you have any suggestions feel free to throw them my way! :-)

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