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The wet leaf aroma is surprisingly milky, I don’t really get many fruity or floral notes, apart from maybe apricot jam. Taste is light even when the steeping time is pushed, which I would recommend to do by the way. There is almost no astringency that builds up and you get at least a decent viscosity and taste concentration. It’s a mix of sweet and sour flavours, with floral undertones emerging in the aftertaste especially. Somehow, the overal feeling resembles lighter white wine, maybe a little bit on the drier side. Of course, without the alcohol :)

It’s similar in quality to the Fancy grade TGY from YS, but significantly more expensive. Therefore, I don’t feel like I can recommend this tea, even there is nothing wrong with it per se.

Flavors: Apricot, Floral, Milk, Pleasantly Sour, Sweet, White Wine

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 1 min, 30 sec 7 g 5 OZ / 160 ML

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Currently, I am a PhD student at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics in Ontario. Apart from teas and mathematics, I enjoy sports and traveling, as well as music of all kinds.

I have been a fan of green tea for a while and only recently (in 2017) started exploring other kinds of tea in greater depth. I rarely drink blends or white tea and avoid artificially scented teas. Other than that I try to keep it varied. The one thing that I am currently missing in my collection are teas from India, in particular some Darjeelings.

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