drank Oriental Beauty by Zhi Tea
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I was interested in trying this tea – it seems pretty prevalent (a lot of stores have it) but I haven’t seen much love for it around the interwebs.
This sample from Zhi tea looks pretty good so far. The leaves don’t really have a strong smell that green oolongs have. Instead, it smells like a black tea!
First sip: A little watery & not too strong, still tastes like an oolong _
Smelling the teapot: melted chocolate!!! oh man can’t wait for more infusions
Subsequent tasting: It actually tastes a lot like a black tea, but the aftertaste is more oolong-y. Very interesting. This is a nice and relaxing tea, I like it better than other black teas I’ve had (though honestly I probably have not had the best)
This is just a good tea.

195 °F / 90 °C 2 min, 30 sec

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My favorite teas are Taiwan high mountain, Anxi, Wuyi, and dancong oolongs. I also need my deep steamed sencha every now and then. I’m not totally into flavoreds but I’m always up for interesting flavors (like ATR’s Nirvana and Toasted Fig). My favorite natural flavors are roasted and floral.

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