I drank 36oz of this yesterday – and will probably continue on with it later today. I was a bit surprised when I opened the packet. I’ve had a dong ding before and had my mind set on what I was about to experience. Except this is Qing Xiang and I did not know that means it is not roasted. The charcoal scent I was expecting was not there (and I am ok with that – I actually prefer the green oolongs.

I prepared it with boiling water and a two minute steep. There is a lot of leaf. I mean A LOT. The brew aroma is my next surprise. It is floral and spicy. Spicy? My second surprise.

I made the mistake of reading Teavivre’s description at this point. A mistake because I will never know if I would have made the osmanthus association on my own. It is definitely there once I know it but I was leaning more towards cinnamon and possibly ginger. I read Stoo’s review and notice he also made a cinnamon connection. Of course he had to run to the store and buy cookies afterwards. :)

I am liking this one a lot. It is floral, spicy, sweet, and has a long lasting aftertaste.

TeaVivre

The words" Qing Xiang" mean that the tea is not roasted. So this tea does not have the roasted taste.

Uniquity

Reading the other reviews, I am pumped that I wasn’t alone with the cinnamon or ginger note. I loved that!

K S

Agreed!

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TeaVivre

The words" Qing Xiang" mean that the tea is not roasted. So this tea does not have the roasted taste.

Uniquity

Reading the other reviews, I am pumped that I wasn’t alone with the cinnamon or ginger note. I loved that!

K S

Agreed!

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