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Alex Zorach

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Amber Dragon from Octavia Tea

Style: Osmanthus Tea – Region: Blend

80 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 4/5
Apr. 30th, 2014

I love osmanthus-scented oolong; this one is completely different from the other example, from Upton Tea, which I tried. Whereas Upton's tea (ZM44) is a greener oolong where the base tea's natural floral scent blends seamlessly into the osmanthus flowers, this tea is a darker oolong with a less floral character, and i...

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Guangxi Osmanthus from Tea Horse

Style: Osmanthus Tea – Region: Guangxi, China

63 / 100 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 3/5
Aug. 8th, 2013

Dry leaf has a strange aroma, a little perfumey. Upon brewing though, I like the aroma much more. I also find that it tastes even better once it has cooled to room temperature.

This is my first osmanthus-scented green tea; I've had osmanthus-scented oolong tea before, and it's among my favorite teas. I find that ...

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Osmanthus Oolong Se Chung from Upton Tea Imports

Style: Osmanthus Tea – Region: China

93 / 100 Aroma: 9/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 5/5
Mar. 29th, 2010

I love this tea. Se Chung is absolutely my favorite style of oolong, and my favorite Se Chung is Upton's ZO10, so I was eagerly anticipating this one, and I was pleased to find a rich, complex tea that added a completely new element to the mix. I can't say whether I prefer this or the unscented tea more. They're ver...

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