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drank Azteca Fire by Teavana
74 tasting notes

Wasn’t crazy about this one. Thought I would, but it was really not something I’d buy again.
It did have an interesting taste when iced – interesting, not quite astounding. I did prefer it iced to hot, though.

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A very unique tea – it’s almost all stems. From what I could understand through the accent of the woman selling it to me, they’re prepared Ti Kwan Yin style.
While it lacks some of the nuance of Oolong leaves, it’s very bold, well balanced, and has that dark-Oolong taste that I personally love. A bright, strong orangish liquor, and can hold out through a number of infusions.

I’m not sure if this tea has an alternate name, or where else it’s available. I found it in a large tea shop run by an elderly Chinese couple, in Mountain View, on Castro street.

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drank Milky Gold by Lupicia
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A Taiwanese Winter oolong from Mingjian. pretty good quality.
The name is very well-suited – When brewed right, has a very light oolong flavor, and a creamy taste, almost as if you actually added milk to the tea. That might sound a bit off-putting, as Oolong isn’t really a tea that one would put milk in, but it’s a very well-balanced nuance to the taste. Great for mellow moments, and I’m sure an interesting experience to treat a guest to.

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