9/10/19

Octavia Tea Dragon Well | Review by Kaplowitz

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Octavia Tea
Dragon Well

ORIGIN: Shifeng Mountain, Zhengjiang Province, China
TYPE: Green

FORMAT: Loose
METHOD: Grandpa Style

WEBSITE: www.octaviatea.com

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NOTES: 
Invigoratingly crisp, clean according to both eye and nose. Mildly & cleanly buttery herbaceous aroma. Sips all them adjectives; backed by a smoky nuttiness & sweet earthen quality. 

Transitions via lingering complexities on the palate and from sip to slurp. The latter adding a kind bit of astringency and white pepper. A bit orange blossom honey-dipped Granny Smith apple-y on the far-end.

Smooth and brisk don't often mingle, but here they do. Well rounded near luscious notes of excellent subtle nuance. Leaves themselves have a pleasing and lively aesthetic. A very pretty tea. Demure.

FINAL GRADE: A-
A 90-100 B 80-89 C 70-79 D 60-69 F 0-59

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