Part of my recent Oolong order from Verdant.

This note will be more of a first impression. I loved the aroma of the dry leaf, reminded me of autumn, scents of nuts, dried oranges, and a touch of honey.

Taste-wise I really enjoyed this tea, again this reminds me a lot of autumn. First few infusions were nutty and subtly sweet with a touch of red apple. I then noticed a dried orange note in later infusions. Like biting on a small piece of orange skin (with dryness in the mouth and all). It was pretty pleasant.

So far so good but I just did 5 steepings. I will revisit this tea with a longer gong-fu session to fully explore what this tea has to offer.

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SoCal native and Tea addict.

Looking to try every single type of tea the world has to offer.

I’m not too fond of flavored tea or blends, but every now and then, there will be one that I like.

I enjoy all types of tea, but my absolute favorites are Japanese Greens and Oolongs.

I am much more familiar with Chinese and Japanese teas. I’m looking to get in to Korean tea next and then Indian/Ceylons. Herbals are good too, but I don’t pay much attention to them (except rooibos).

Ti Kuan Yin (or Tie Guan Yi, whichever you prefer) Is one of my favorite teas. I’m trying to taste many offerings from different vendors to find the absolute best batch I can find.

My “Tea-Dream” is to one day make a cultural-tea trip to China, Taiwan, and Japan.

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