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Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Samovar Loose Leaf Oolong Tea 'Four Seasons'

Tea Information:
Tea: Four Seasons
Type: Oolong Tea
Packaging: Loose Leaf
Company: Samovar Company
Purchase: Here
Description: From the oolong-gurus in Taiwan, bless your mouth with notes of gardenias, fresh-baked bread, warm milk and savory dew-drenched clover. Meditate on the clarity and rarity of this smooth, golden-green infusion.
Origin: Nantou, Taiwan

Steep Information:
Amount: 2 tsp
Water: 750ml at 195°F
Tool: Breville One-Touch Tea Maker BTM800XL
Steep Time: 2 minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: sweet, toasty
Steeped Tea Smell: vegetal
Flavor: toasty, silky
Body: Light
Aftertaste: nutty
Liquor: Translucent yellow brown

Not as nice as when made in the store.

750ml at 195°F for 2 min 30 seconds
floral, vegetal, sweet, tangy aftertaste

750ml at 195°F for 3 min

I believe the leaves could have gone a few more times, but time to leave work

Rating: 3/4 leaves

Leaf system:
1=Bleh! not again if it were free
2=Acceptable, if it were free or there were limited other tea options
3=I might purchase this tea from time to time, or select it while out
4=A staple in our cupboard from now on, I will purchase and keep purchasing

I purchased this product. All my reviews are as unbiased as possible, whether I buy or receive free product. I accept no other compensation other than free product.

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