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Friday, September 25, 2009

Jing Tea Shop Lao Cong Shui Xian

Perhaps it is some trick of the light but this brews a shade of ruby I don't see often in tea, like the reddish orange occurring in a fire.

While this tea sends waves of citrus rind and cloves across my taste buds, I can not help but admiring its complexity, while nothing coming out in total shock and awe. I'm also thrilled at how it clings to your mouth and its finish is long and soothing.

In later infusions it gives up the citrus and replaces it with a butter and cinnamon, still a very nice combo.

This was a nice pick up from the Everyday SX, which when sending a sample out to someone else, also noticed a very strong "acidic flavor."
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