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The leaves are nice.. I did a 30s wash with the tea to open the leaves a little. This didn’t accomplish much as they are still tightly rolled. The smells coming from the wash was sweet bread warm from the oven. I have never personally smelled this, but I know what sweet bread smells like and what bread fresh from the oven smells like. I therefore combined both smells.

Liquor (45s): It smells like sweet bread and veggies. Small sips of still hot tea reveal layers of flowers cushioned by a large, buttery pillow. Possibly a sweet bread pillow that is covered in a layer of butter. Some sips now feature large roses bursting in my mouth as the initial sip..which then fades into a potent floral nectar smell as a taste. It is not so much the flavour and taste of nectar, more like the overwhelmingly sweet smell of a plant like honeysuckle (where you just know it will be incredibly sweet just from the smell, without having to taste the nectar). This is the taste I am experiencing. Hard to explain, but very interesting.
1 minute: Sparkly. More sweet bread and butter, less floral/drinking roses. Though I really liked drinking the roses. Maybe a touch of caramel too. Yummy yummy TKY!

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Azzrian

Oh okay NOW THIS … sounds like heaven!

Lynne-tea

It was so delicious! I am very happy I picked some up when I was in Vancouver. It’s been over 6 infusions and there are still 1-2 leaves that are still partially crumpled. Even after steeps upwards of 2 minutes (forgot about it hehe).

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Azzrian

Oh okay NOW THIS … sounds like heaven!

Lynne-tea

It was so delicious! I am very happy I picked some up when I was in Vancouver. It’s been over 6 infusions and there are still 1-2 leaves that are still partially crumpled. Even after steeps upwards of 2 minutes (forgot about it hehe).

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I am very excited to delve into as many different types of tea as possible… so this should be interesting. I am really looking forwards to tasting all the wide array of flavours that can come from pure tea leaves.

Currently, I am having a love affair with oolongs. Mostly green, though I am stretching out into more oxidized oolongs. Black teas are also in my love fest as they can be so surprising sometimes (I used to drink bagged red rose x.x)
I would really love to get to know green tea a lot more and white tea.. all tea to be honest. I want to know them all.

Tea rating system:

0-50: Do people actually enjoy this?
50-60: Slight improvement, not recommendable.
60-70: Alright, though easily forgettable.
70-80: Good flavour, though not a ‘go to’ tea.
80-90: Great tea – complex and memorable.
90-100: Extremely delicious and complex teas that leave me craving more.

On top of tea, I have a love for music. Generally all music, though I am partial to indie rock/folk/pop/electronic. Follow me if you also enjoy indie music and would like to trade some artists!

I’m always open to new tea and music suggestions. Happy tea drinking to you all.

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