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This offered some pleasant surprises.

The tea starts as very bright green “nuggets” with a literally sweet, mouthwatering fragrance of honeydew, cucumber and very subtle sweet hay.

After brewing, the leaves were completely unfurled and had expanded to fairly impressive proportions. (My gaiwan runneth over.) The tea was more golden than I’ve seen in other oolongs and was subtly floral and grassy in fragrance.

In taste, it was very light and I picked up buttered squash and a touch of vanilla. The first infusion had a slight tartness, but I think I went too long. Next time, I’d probably start with only a minute or so and work back up.

I liked this one. It had a lot to offer and was really enjoyable. I seem to be building quite an affinity for Taiwanese teas as I haven’t really found a bad one yet.

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180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec
LiberTEAS

I look forward to trying this one… I love Ali Shan Oolongs … I even just purchased a new Yixing mug for my Ali Shan Oolongs…

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LiberTEAS

I look forward to trying this one… I love Ali Shan Oolongs … I even just purchased a new Yixing mug for my Ali Shan Oolongs…

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