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drank Songyang White by Verdant Tea
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I have played with this tea a few times before rating it because at first I couldn’t figure out the right steeping parameters.
I think I have it now =)
1st: boiled water that is now down to steaming only, 12 seconds as I was nervous about the bitterness, 1tbsp or a bit more of leaves. Creaminess beyond belief on the sides of my tongue. Brussel sprouts and a creamed leek soup maybe? I can see the comparison to a Darjeeling as it has a similar astringency to me. My tongue also reacts the same way to a mouthful of this tea as it would to a mouthful of citrus juice.. except its not citrus. Its sparkly and bright after the creaminess.
2nd: The leaves smell of sweet cream. Yum. Sweet cream with marshmallow and vanilla. The taste is mild, but reminiscent of a custard. And a nice Darjeeling.

I am enjoying this tea.. though I do find it a little mild and I am having a hard time picking out flavours sometimes. Though when I find them, they are lovely!

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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)
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