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drank Golden Needle King by Shang Tea
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It’s a sad state of affairs when one’s crazy work life prevents one from trying new teas. It is an absolute tragedy that my abbreviated routine prevented me from trying this wonderful tea for more than a month. Wombatgirl is right. This is an excellent substitute for Dawn tea. One sip this morning and I was delighting in the sweetness and notes of cocoa and caramel.

After the second sip I ran to the kitchen to get the package so that I could immediately order a quantity of it from Shang Tea. If there is anything the Dawn tea debacle convinced me of it is that the right time to lose oneself in tea is the present moment and the right time to buy a tea one loves is immediately lest they run out or go out of business.

It is quite, quite good. I’m so very glad my life slowed down enough for me to try it.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec
wombatgirl

Oh thank goodness. I was worrying a little since I hadn’t seen you review this. I’m glad it’s working for you. (I feel a little like a Fairy TeaMother! :)

Carolyn

It’s just been crazy here! Most of my mornings I don’t have time for tea and am never at my desk long enough for tea. So rather than trying new teas when I get a scrap of tea time, I’ve been relying on Adagio’s Black Dragon Pearls.

It is a wonderful tea and better in some ways than Dawn. It does not have the level of cocoa taste, but it is sweeter. I’ve kept some Dawn for special occasions and I had it yesterday and was able to compare.

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wombatgirl

Oh thank goodness. I was worrying a little since I hadn’t seen you review this. I’m glad it’s working for you. (I feel a little like a Fairy TeaMother! :)

Carolyn

It’s just been crazy here! Most of my mornings I don’t have time for tea and am never at my desk long enough for tea. So rather than trying new teas when I get a scrap of tea time, I’ve been relying on Adagio’s Black Dragon Pearls.

It is a wonderful tea and better in some ways than Dawn. It does not have the level of cocoa taste, but it is sweeter. I’ve kept some Dawn for special occasions and I had it yesterday and was able to compare.

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I’m a suddenly enthusiastic tea aficionado. I had no idea how varied and delicious teas could be. Also I’m a dairy-free vegetarian, so if you see me say “cream” or “milk” it means soy milk or soy cream.

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