drank Balhyocha Noeul by O5 Tea
909 tasting notes

I got a sample of this tea, the first Balhyocha I’ve ever tried, in Vancouver’s amazing O5 tea bar. The tea reminds me a lot of Oriental Beauty with its very fragrant and nectar-like quality, but it’s not as sickly and I find it more woody.

The aromas that this tea presents are a mix of fruits and wood. There are notes of cocoa, stone fruits, papaya, and orange. The taste has a similar character, with more of floral sweetness in the finish and aftertaste. The body is full and the mouthfeel smooth and thick.

I liked it, but I wish the tea lasted for a longer time both in terms of the steep count and the aftertaste.

Flavors: Cocoa, Floral, Nectar, Orange, Stonefruit, Sweet, Tropical, Wood

205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 30 sec 5 g 3 OZ / 100 ML

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I had been drinking Japanese green tea for a while before discovering the world of tea in 2017. I rarely drink blends and generally avoid artificially scented teas. Other than that I try to keep it varied.

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