I like Silk Road Tea’s Source Mountain oolong better, but this is still very tasty. I don’t have much experience picking out notes in tea but even I can tell this one is complex. It leaves an aftertaste that I would describe as toasty/fruity, and actually kind of starchy; it reminded me of the taste of uncooked pasta. I couldn’t get enough. I found the roasty starchy flavor more in the second steep and more of the fruitiness in the third steep. This tea is fun to sip slowly and just enjoy. 1 tsp per 12 oz of water at 195 degrees for two minutes at first infusion and at three minutes for the subsequent ones.

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I love tea. I first tasted loose leaf when my grandpa brought some back from Russia and I remember just savoring it. Not sure what kind it was; all I remember is that it was loose leaf and it was good. =)

I really enjoy oolong, jasmine tea, and white tea. I especially love those black teas with chocolate notes! Also, chai is a constant favorite. I enjoy green tea, but need to be in the mood for it to actually want it.

As far as tisanes go, I enjoy chamomile and occasionally a mint. I am interested to try rooibus and honey bush. I do prefer teas without artificial flavoring but I’m willing to try most things.

I know next to nothing about puerh, but I like what I have tried so far.

I am consistently amazed at the flavors contained in one leaf. I am on a quest to discover all of them! Slowly, though. Good tea is expensive. :P

Other things I enjoy: Books. My family. Truth. Campfires. Animal Rescue. Gardening. Sushi. Mountain biking. Documentaries. Trees. Music. Culture. Sour cream raisin pie. Not necessarily in that order. :P


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