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Thank you to Tea Bento for the free samples! I will be reviewing a few today, and the rest in coming designated caffeine days (once or twice per week). I have received this tea for free in exchange for an unbiased review.

This tastes more like a black tea to me, but it is still very nice. The most prominent notes are honey, floral, wood, tulip, saffron. I can see how people might taste chocolate/malt in this, although I didn’t taste any. This oolong is very distinctly Taiwanese with its characteristic floral/honey flavour. The sweet notes really make for an aromatic and beautiful morning cup. Oddly enough, I can see this oolong getting even better if milk is added. I might try that with the remaining leaf.

Flavors: Floral, Honey, Nectar, Saffron, Sweet, Wood

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 2 min, 0 sec 2 g 14 OZ / 400 ML

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I am a biochem major hoping for a career in research genetics and evolutionary biology. I love science fiction and spend too much of my time reading comic books. I’m a passionate keeper of spiders, cacti, and exotic plants. I eat a vegan, plant-based diet for moral and environmental reasons (I mention this only because it is relevant to which flavoured teas I drink).

I drink mostly flavoured and low caffeine teas/tisanes, but I will try anything twice. As far as pure teas go, I gravitate towards whites, yellows, and jade oolongs. I’m always open for trades and sample sales/exchanges. Message me any time :)

My cupboard is mostly up to date. For a more comprehensive list, see my stash spreadsheet here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1-HjWKR3um-xEnj6HC9vMvKXOAyj_bpW5u_2ixEC20-k/edit?usp=sharing
Most of these are only tiny samples/I can’t always spare any, but feel free to ask.

Favourite flavours/ingredients:
Rum/alcohol, clove, cardamom, rosemary, pine, sage, moss/Earthy, lychee, floral, creamy, malt, hay, rice/grain, toasty, desserty, cocoa/chocolate, decaf or no caffeine, very unusual flavours

Favourite tea types
Decaf teas (any variety)/no caf tisanes like honeybush and rooibos, yellow, jade oolong, white, Darjeeling blacks

Least favourite flavours/ingredients:
Acidic/sour/tart, melon, grapefruit, bitter, astringent, smokey, sickly sweet (too much chicory, cinnamon, or licorice root), yerba mate, tumeric mushroom/fungus,

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Animal products: [confectioners glaze, , marshmallows, , natural flavour, white choc chips, caramel bits, etc]
St. John’s wort (herb)

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