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Ok, I’ve been trying to think of how to describe this tea, and this is the best I’ve got: Lipton, if it tasted better, and was slightly sweet. The leaves themselves are dark green with small pieces of what I’m assuming are the osmanthus flowers. It’s kind of fascinating because the flavor is SO familiar and yet different at the same time. If you’re a fan of oolongs, samples of this are inexpensive from Upton. It’s worth a try just to see the amazing variations within Chinese oolongs.

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JasonCT

What an interesting review Claire. Sounds complex but in an enjoyable way.

Claire

It’s a really interesting oolong! Has a definite “je ne sais quoi” about it for me. I kept trying to think what exactly it tasted like and just couldn’t put my finger on it!
It’s a good cup of tea though, I can definitely say that. I’ve liked everything I’ve tried from Upton so far.

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JasonCT

What an interesting review Claire. Sounds complex but in an enjoyable way.

Claire

It’s a really interesting oolong! Has a definite “je ne sais quoi” about it for me. I kept trying to think what exactly it tasted like and just couldn’t put my finger on it!
It’s a good cup of tea though, I can definitely say that. I’ve liked everything I’ve tried from Upton so far.

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I mostly drink straight tea, and some of my favorites are green teas and oolongs. I almost always have some sencha and tieguanyin in my tea cupboard (and if I run out, awesome, an excuse to buy tea). I do like some flavored teas, but can’t stand really sugary stuff so if it’s very sweet I probably won’t like it. I can’t drink milk so all my reviews are of tea without milk and sugar!
I’ve been getting into puerh the last few months.

Outside of Steepster I’m an English Lit major, and will FINALLY be graduating after the Fall 2013 semester. After that I plan on applying for graduate school to obtain a Master’s in Library Science. Currently I work as a student assistant in the Archives and Special Collections department of my school’s library.
I also like reading (of course) and playing video games when I have time for them.

I’m happy to send samples to anyone in the US or Canada. Just ask. :)

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