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The Final Sipdown: Day 6.6

Funny that they should compare this to jasmine tea in the description, because that is exactly what this smells like. A the tail end of the scent, I get what I think might be magnolia, but I can really only identify it as something between rhododendron and artichoke because we’re not far south enough to get a lot of magnolias around here and I haven’t had much opportunity to acquaint myself with them.

Anyhow, this also smells like an oolong. Like Auggy [the giver of this tea] has mentioned, it also smells like it should be buttery. It isn’t.

In fact, it’s on the whole unremarkable, though it could be a decent starter tea for someone who’s never had an oolong. It’s lightly floral and a teensy vegetal with a wafer-thin buttery quality. I also understeeped this on accident, so that could be part of why I’m finding it rather bland, but it’s not something I’ll be seeking anytime soon. Not when I have so many good oolongs already shuffling for places in my life. It’s not a tea that has much going on in it, and so it’s not a tea I’ll be writing any more about.

Teas Downed: 18

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 2 min, 0 sec
Auggy

I also understeeped this on accident, so that could be part of why I’m finding it rather bland…
Nope, it’s just not all the impressive of a tea. Which is why I still have half a tin left. Perhaps it will get demolished during The Final Sipdown…
PS – Congrats on such a massive decupboarding day. Yay!

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Auggy

I also understeeped this on accident, so that could be part of why I’m finding it rather bland…
Nope, it’s just not all the impressive of a tea. Which is why I still have half a tin left. Perhaps it will get demolished during The Final Sipdown…
PS – Congrats on such a massive decupboarding day. Yay!

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