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This was my first tea I broke into from my Zen Tea sampling! When I took my first sip of this my initial thought was, “Wow this is silky and smooth!” I’m still not used to getting smooth from my teas, but it’s definitely something that I like!

While I was steeping this I did not get much of a scent out of it at all, granted my sense of smell isn’t the greatest either. When I drained it into my cup though I got a definite light and invigorating scent from it.

Picking out what this tastes like is a bit hard for me, because like the description says, the taste is complex and layered. In fact I only have a sip left and I’m still not sure what is exactly that I’m tasting. Definitely getting some floral and almost.. grassy taste from it. The grassy-ness kicks in in the after taste I think.

Overall, I think this was really enjoyable and calming. I’m excited to see how this handles a second steeping.

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195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec
Nik

From my (extremely) limited experience with oolong and having read several tasting notes here, I’m learning that oolong is a type of tea that often keeps you guessing ’til the last drop. I love that about it and am looking forward to trying more oolong!

Lesli

I love oolongs for that exact reason – there flavors are dimensional and ever-changing!

starfishey

Yes! It most certainly does. I’m really glad I grabbed this as a sample. I’m also very limited in my oolong experience, but if this is how most oolongs are than I should definitely get some more!

Lesli

I just realized I used the incorrect form of “there”… I mean *their

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Nik

From my (extremely) limited experience with oolong and having read several tasting notes here, I’m learning that oolong is a type of tea that often keeps you guessing ’til the last drop. I love that about it and am looking forward to trying more oolong!

Lesli

I love oolongs for that exact reason – there flavors are dimensional and ever-changing!

starfishey

Yes! It most certainly does. I’m really glad I grabbed this as a sample. I’m also very limited in my oolong experience, but if this is how most oolongs are than I should definitely get some more!

Lesli

I just realized I used the incorrect form of “there”… I mean *their

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Not much too say. I love tea! Especially greens and oolong. I also really enjoy the occasional fruity tea, but really I’m up to try anything.! …Well except earl grey, I really don’t like bergamot.

When I first joined I usually always forgot to finish my last sip of tea leaving it cold and alone, destined for the drain. Nowadays I still leave the last couple sips of tea. I really drink my cups slowly, HOWEVER, I almost always finish my cups now, even if they are room temperature.

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