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Trying a sampler of this oolong tea. The dry leaf has a floral aroma that carries on into the steeped brew. It’s not a strong aroma but more subtle but noticeable. The flavor is floral and sweet with some hints of fruitiness. It’s a light brew almost like a green tea. The second steep was just as good with no noticeable weakening. The leaves had not even completed their un-furling of their crinkled blobs after the first cup. I enjoyed this one.

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TeaEqualsBliss

Hairy Crab!? :) Is it vegetarian!? I assume it is since I see you are a veggiehead…I am as well! CHEERS!

Teaman

LOL! Yes it is vegetarian. Hairy Crab is the English name for Mao Xie. From the supplier’s description… Mao Xie got its name from the physical attributes of the leaves. The edges of the leaves are serrated and pointy like a crab’s claws and tend to be covered with fuzzy “hairs,” so the name became Hairy Crab. You can find it here:
http://www.norbutea.com/Mao_Xie-fall_09_oolong_tea?category_id=5
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TeaEqualsBliss

Hairy Crab!? :) Is it vegetarian!? I assume it is since I see you are a veggiehead…I am as well! CHEERS!

Teaman

LOL! Yes it is vegetarian. Hairy Crab is the English name for Mao Xie. From the supplier’s description… Mao Xie got its name from the physical attributes of the leaves. The edges of the leaves are serrated and pointy like a crab’s claws and tend to be covered with fuzzy “hairs,” so the name became Hairy Crab. You can find it here:
http://www.norbutea.com/Mao_Xie-fall_09_oolong_tea?category_id=5
Standard disclaimers apply.

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I love loose leaf tea! While I gravitate towards black teas, I’m getting more into oolongs, greens and whites. I’m always looking for great fresh new teas to try. This tends to lead to the problem of ordering more even though I already have way too much.

My collection of tea has kind of gotten out of hand. After taking over several kitchen cupboards, it has spilled into the back hallway now with containers of tea stacked up there. I think I need more hours in the day to drink it all.

I’m also a vegetarian who loves dark chocolate, photography, travel, computers, web programming, technology and cats.

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