Yesterday, as a kind of Valentine’s Day treat, I had a nice session with this tea and my Verdant Gaiwan – I wanted something that was a little bit fruity without being a fruit-flavoured tea, so it seemed like an obvious choice, with those wonderful apple notes :D

I was certainly not disappointed. This tea really is wonderful. I got a large number of lovely, caramelly, apple-y steeps – just divine! It always surprised me, too – the dry leaves smell so much like apples and citrus, but then the wet leaves smell so roasty, as do the first two infusions (or so). But as this lovely, roasty flavour subsides in the “middle” infusions, all you get is this amazing apple flavour, alongside a gentle fruity sweetness and a mild roasty note.

I couldn’t recommend this oolong strongly enough. I’ve also upped by score a little (90—>95).

I’m definitely gonna miss this one, when I get through the 50 g or so that I have… Anyone else have a good Gui Fei, of similar (or, dare I ask, better?? :O) quality to this one? I have a feeling it’ll be a tough search…

Flavors: Apple, Citrus Zest

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Junior doctor and casual tea-drinker.

It’s been a busy few years for me – I’ve graduated from med school and I’m now working full time as a junior doctor in a small UK hospital. I’ve returned Steepster to continue to learn, take recommendations and share my experiences :-)

I remain particularly keen to try lots of new teas, especially Pu Erhs and Oolongs!

I’m also happy to swap, particularly within the UK! If you see anything in my cupboard that you wanna try, please don’t be afraid to ask! Most of them I have at least 25 g of, so a 5 g sample or so will be no trouble :-)


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