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Spring 2023 Harvest
Brewed western style.

Dry leaves are beautiful, fine and golden.
Wet leaves smell of leather and caramelized sugar.

Sweet, caramel, sugarcane, malty. Light and delicious, with hints of burnt sugar and leather.

Flavors: Burnt Sugar, Caramel, Leather, Malt, Sugarcane, Sweet

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 15 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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88

Spring 2023 harvest.

Brewed western style, lightly sweetened.

Wet tea leaves give off a sweet tangy red fruit and dark chocolate aroma, akin to a nice red wine.

Tea tastes of dried red fruits, cranberry, red apple, malt and cacao, with a pleasant hint of tannins. It’s very smooth, not too dark or bitter. There’re hints of cinnamon, pear and freshly baked wheat bread in the background, and a nice, slightly dry lingering finish.

I’ll have to update this review as I experiment with time, temperature and method. This tea was medium-light in body, though I’m sure with hotter water and more time it could be heavier and more tannic.

Overall a delicious tea. I’m very fond of teas with a red fruit flavor and this delivers that in spades, balanced with gentler malt, pear and bread notes.

Flavors: Bread, Cacao, Cinnamon, Cranberry, Dark Chocolate, Fruity, Malt, Pear, Red Apple, Red Fruits, Tannin

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 14 OZ / 414 ML

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drank Taiwan GABA Oolong Tea by What-Cha
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Flavors: Almond, Apple, Cinnamon, Honey, Peach, White Grapes

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Flavors: Brown Sugar, Malt, Peanut

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79
drank Nilgiri Black Orchid by Tea Studio
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Flavors: Floral, Nutty, Peanut, Sweet

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88

I don’t think I can add anything that everyone else hasn’t already said about this tea.

It’s one of my favorite offerings from What-cha, and tastes like a delicious roasted pear-apple tart, with hints of almond and vanilla. The tea is very soothing and always manages to settle me into a relaxed mood.

Highly recommended if you like fruity, roasted oolongs.

Flavors: Almond, Apple, Burnt Sugar, Char, Fruity, Pear, Pine, Spices, Sweet, Vanilla

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Glad to see another fan. I ordered a 50g restock today :)

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77

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Flavors: Brown Sugar, Graham, Grass, Malt, Umami

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80

Dry leaves smell floral with honey and hay. Wet leaves smell sweet and slightly stringent, more like a traditional black tea.

This is a sweet and gentle brew, with flavors of honey and sugar cookie followed by floral grass and hazelnut. The aftertaste has faint hints of peach and apricot sweetness.

Flavors: Apricot, Cookie, Floral, Grass, Hay, Hazelnut, Honey, Peach, Sugar, Sweet

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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