drank Lu Yu by La Via del Tè
285 tasting notes

Finally then my personal favourite of the Tea Travels series.
The dry leaves smell of jelly bears, but during the brewing process the fragrances turn more elegant and less sweet, and they linger on and on : I happen to prepare my brew in the kitchen, then take it elsewhere in the house, and when I return to the kitchen, it´s still very present. Furthermore, the oolong tea opens up, which is nice to look at. I tried steeping the blend a second time, and although there´s a small loss in properties, the resulting brew is still very enjoyable (and fragrant!)
From the leaflet : "The charm of ancient China lives on in this blend that brings together the semi-fermented oolong tea and the precious buds of Yin Zhen “silver needles” white tea, once intended for the Emperor solely. Tea of serenity, with an enveloping aroma of red fruit."

Flavors: Floral, Red Fruits, Tea

185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 250 ML

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Introduced to tea by my sister-in-law in my country of birth = Belgium more than 30 years ago, I still love tea, mainly black, which I enjoy without sugar or milk. Having lived in UK, near good tea shops (e.g. Betty´s all over Yorkshire), I tend to buy most of my tea in bulk from tea shops (as such, most of these are not represented in my on-line cupboard). Nowadays, I live in Spain where tea gives me another sensatory bliss (as wine or beer or coffee can give me too).


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