drank Orchid Oolong by Art of Tea
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I decided to brew it at a lower temperature and for a bit shorter period than usual today, and the results were interesting.

The aroma was pretty much unchanged, but the tea was sweeter than previous. Also, the “flowery” taste didn’t detract from the taste as much. Even that aftertaste was affected by my small changes, and was also sweeter than in previous brewing sessions.

As with last time, I got 4 cups of tea out of one set of leaves. The aroma faded pretty quickly, and started to smell like a generic lightly-roasted Oolong. The taste mellowed out, and the flowery notes faded to a generic – albeit rather sweet – Oolong. The bottom line is that the first two cups were much better than I remember, and the tea is delicious while it lasts. I was also happy because I was using a larger cup than usual (eight fluid ounces as opposed to six), and the fact that it lasted for the same number of cups was interesting.

185 °F / 85 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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I am a university student, studying Computer Science, who found that I really enjoy a nice cup of tea. I finally got into loose-leaf tea in August of 2011. I am currently in the process of expanding my horizons, and have found that I have a particular fondness for Oolongs in general, and Wuyi Yanchas in particular. The unique mineral taste is very appealing to me, as well as a nice Sencha. More recently, I’ve developed a taste for Sheng puerh, white tea, and black teas. The only things I’ve tried that I didn’t like was Shu puerh, but that might have been because it was quite young. Regardless, I’ve been slowly expanding my horizons, so if you have any recommendations, please feel free to send me a PM.

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