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    Kusshi

    Deep Bay, British Columbia

    Petite, deep-cupped, mellow and fruity. This manicured oyster is a nugget of pure happiness.

    Crisp     Cucumber     Fruity

    1. 5

      sweetness
    2. 3

      Salinity
    3. 2

      complexity

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    Moyasta

    Poulnasherry Bay, Ireland

    Bright, buttery, skirted with a crunchy mantle. Vibrant grassy, cucumber notes make this oyster quite refreshing.

    Buttery     Cucumber     Grassy

    1. 3

      sweetness
    2. 4

      Salinity
    3. 3

      complexity

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    Sweet Neck

    Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts

    Highly oceanic and fruity to start, followed by rich seaweed and miso flavors, and concludes with a buttery, clean finish.

    Buttery     Fruity     Miso     Seaweed

    1. 3

      sweetness
    2. 6

      Salinity
    3. 3

      complexity

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    Pleasure House

    Lynnhaven River, Virginia

    Smooth, light-bodied, with plush mouthfeel. Mix of vegetal flavors: soybean, seaweed, subtle grassy notes.

    Grassy     Seaweed     Soybean

    1. 4

      sweetness
    2. 3

      Salinity
    3. 4

      complexity

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    Olympia

    Puget Sound, Washington

    Tiny, but potent; earthy and coppery, smoky and minerally depending on where it's grown.

    Coppery     Earthy     Minerally     Smoky

    1. 2

      sweetness
    2. 3

      Salinity
    3. 5

      complexity

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