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drank Hua Gang Oolong Tea by Tea from Taiwan
1249 tasting notes

I sipped this without additives and it is the single most buttery almost popcorn flavored tea I have tried to date. Really exceptional. By mid sip it blooms with a short floral blast. It literally comes out of nowhere. Just as it almost reaches a point where it would concern me it just disappears, fading into something akin to the smell of a geranium plant mixed with the taste of dandelion. The aftertaste is lingering green oolong and floral. Ok, the more I sip the more I am sensing a spice flavor. I believe it is nutmeg or something that I associate with squash pie. What a ride!

I added sweetener so see how it would respond. I must say this is the exception to the rule as far as my tastes go. It actually tastes so delicious without the additives that I wish I hadn’t tampered with it. Trust me, that seldom happens. I love my Splenda but not with the first cup of this wonderful tea.

Almost forgot – sample provided by Tea From Taiwan. Thanks!

Azzrian

Ohhh I have a sample of this I am SO on it!!! Woot!

Azzrian

Absolutely agree with your Geranium flower note!

gmathis

Wow…I lost count of taste profiles in a single sip. Sounds phenomenal. Kaleidoscopic. Groovy.

K S

This one really surprised me. The dry leaf doesn’t really have any scent.

TheTeaFairy

Mmmm, this is now on my list, great review!

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Azzrian

Ohhh I have a sample of this I am SO on it!!! Woot!

Azzrian

Absolutely agree with your Geranium flower note!

gmathis

Wow…I lost count of taste profiles in a single sip. Sounds phenomenal. Kaleidoscopic. Groovy.

K S

This one really surprised me. The dry leaf doesn’t really have any scent.

TheTeaFairy

Mmmm, this is now on my list, great review!

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