The leaves are dark green and tightly curled. They have a subtle smell of smoke. Steeped leaves uncurl but not to the fullest. Liquid is of intense amber colour. The smell is again subtly smoked with flowery hints. The taste is mild, there is not much bitterness. There is a light floral aftertaste and a little bit od astringency. This is a simple Oolong on the black tea side, but still pretty mild.

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28-year old English teacher and linguist. Loving British literature and tea culture. Often perusing them together. Preferred teas: from oolongs through greens to whites. Appreciating “straight” teas, flirting with flavoured ones. In the process of mastering gongfu-style brewing. Preferring loose tea, but giving a chance to quality bagged tea. Favourite time for tea: early mornings, afterwork break, bedtime. Favourite food pairing: apples and nuts. Favourite teahouses: Teavivre and Butiki teas. Favourite tea (so far): Taiwan Jin Xuan Milk Oolong Tea (Teavivre).



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