Black Tie Guan Yin

I recieved this tea from Liquid Proust and was pretty excited! I heard quite a bit about it and it didn’t fail to live up to the reputation!
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I don’t know where he obtained it from, but the quality is great! The leaves are uniform in size, no excessive particulates and the color and gloss accentuate a beautiful leaf. You can see all twists and folds and it has an almost chocolaty smell.
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The hot leaves smell toasted, but not overly so. Even after steeping, they are tight, crisp and strong; ready for a second infusion. For some reason, the smell of the wet leaves reminded me of Kim (seaweed)! I was really happy to find that trigger, since it is one that traces back to memories I love.
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The liquor had almost no aroma, but tasted sweet and light. It has a thin body and is silky smooth. It is very easy to drink and the flavor lingers to an aftertaste that lasts for a while, but in a good way. It isn’t overwhelming or annoying, but one that makes you want to drink more!!
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Overall, I thought this was a great tea! I can see why people like it and will definitely be drinking more!

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