drank Yellow Gem by DAVIDsTEA
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This tea has a very delicate brew. Its almost exactly alike Bai Hao Yin Zhen (Silver needle) except for the after taste. It leaves a sweet caramel sap linger in your mouth. I enjoy the aroma of Orchid, hay and nectar as it fills my tea room. I was only able to get a few intense steeps out of this brew with my gaiwan. Being a franchise sold tea it is still good quality. The brew is a golden iridescent color which I enjoy. I love the way the light dances around my cup and bowl. Altogether it is a very nice lazy morning brew :)

Flavors: Caramel, Chestnut, Dust, Hay, Honey, Honey Dew, Honeysuckle, Hops, Mango, Nectar, Orchid

180 °F / 82 °C 0 min, 15 sec 5 g 3 OZ / 100 ML

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