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I begin the sip with out additives. While hot, like yesterday’s oolong, the flavor starts very light. Then, I think butter, no wait; it’s more complex than that. As a child I would do stupid things, like put my tongue on the aluminum window frame. I know, I know. Anyway, the sensation I get when tasting this is like the aluminum frame but with butter. Actually this is way better than it sounds. As it cools, the aluminum disappears and is replaced by a more traditional green oolong floral flavor. The aftertaste is lightly floral and not as noticeable as the previous samples from Tea From Taiwan. A nice cup.

Now I add my Splenda. Oh, wow! Definitely add sweetener to this if you don’t object to the practice. This has come alive. It’s alive! It’s alive! Now the flavor is much fuller. It is lightly nutty and floral, but the main difference is a very prominent spiciness. On one sip I think this reminds me of apple crisp. On the next, I believe it is nutmeg. Whatever, it is just good. The aftertaste is also stronger and more joyous, though not nearly as long lasting as many oolongs. This is now a really good cup. At this point, I grabbed a brownie from the break room. The flavors blended like they were meant to be together. Awesome.

gmathis

Good brownies are pretty much compatible with anything :)

K S

I can take or leave most brownies, but the lady that makes these fills them with love and they are amazing. She swears they are just a box mix. She says the secret is one extra egg. I think instead of powdered sugar she dusts them with grammaw dust. Pure magic :)

ashmanra

K S: LOL! Grammaw dust! I wonder if I can get some of that from King Arthur Flour Baker’s Catalog?

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gmathis

Good brownies are pretty much compatible with anything :)

K S

I can take or leave most brownies, but the lady that makes these fills them with love and they are amazing. She swears they are just a box mix. She says the secret is one extra egg. I think instead of powdered sugar she dusts them with grammaw dust. Pure magic :)

ashmanra

K S: LOL! Grammaw dust! I wonder if I can get some of that from King Arthur Flour Baker’s Catalog?

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