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River of Clouds

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185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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  • “One of the samples I received from Secret Santa Alana - thank you! It has a very nice fresh and vegetal smell, hinting at sweet peas, and the leaves are light grey-green and twisty. In three...” Read full tasting note
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    AdhamL 237 tasting notes
  • “The tea leaves had a delicate fragrance. When dry they almost had a faint hint of chocolate (or maybe I'm just going mad). Anyway, when I brewed this tea, it was refreshingly light and extremely...” Read full tasting note
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    Alana237 223 tasting notes
  • “I was expecting some delicate green taste, so I was surprised to get an immediate impression of oolong. It's honey-grassy, quite nice, and the taste develops and follows through. It stands up to...” Read full tasting note
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    davidbye 4 tasting notes

From Whittard of Chelsea

Very impressive gentle twists of finest whole green leaves, with enough green/grey colour to produce a pale golden yellow liquor that is gently astringent and very soothing. Super fresh bouquet with hints of honey (China sweet) aroma.

Brew very light using a pinch of leaves in a tea bowl, or 1 teaspoon per 2-cup teapot. Never add milk.

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One of the samples I received from Secret Santa Alana – thank you! It has a very nice fresh and vegetal smell, hinting at sweet peas, and the leaves are light grey-green and twisty. In three minutes I have a golden-green liquor, faintly aromatic with buttered vegetables.

The taste is very mild, and includes a little vegetable/seaweed flavor, a tiny bit of toastiness, and some natural sweetness. The astringency is very low, coming across more as just a slight pucker than a real dryness. Not punchy, but a pleasant green nonetheless.

And the song – Al Green’s “Take Me To The River”:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ngrXi5Dwk2I

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180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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The tea leaves had a delicate fragrance. When dry they almost had a faint hint of chocolate (or maybe I’m just going mad). Anyway, when I brewed this tea, it was refreshingly light and extremely delicate. I will have to tweak the steeping times though, because I don’t think I steeped it for long enough.

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190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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I was expecting some delicate green taste, so I was surprised to get an immediate impression of oolong. It’s honey-grassy, quite nice, and the taste develops and follows through. It stands up to subsequent infusions, and keeps its moreishness. Well worth buying, you can get it at Whittards without having to go to snobby expensive tea specialists. All the same, it tastes to me like a reasonably agreeable oolong.

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