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I received my Yunnan Sourcing order on Wednesday. I just couldn’t resist the sale they had at the end of December. This is the first tea I decided to try. The leaves were very thin compared to their length. The shape was more needle-like than any other Dian Hong I’ve had. The colors ranged from golden to brown with some olive-toned ones as well. I brewed this one western style to see what a strong cup of this would be like. The texture is smooth, the flavor is well-rounded. The things I don’t like so much about this tea: the tannins are drying the back of my throat a bit, and the aftertaste isn’t great. I have a strong preference for teas with long sweet finishes, and this unfortunately doesn’t quite deliver.

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190 °F / 87 °C 2 min, 0 sec
Terri HarpLady

I did the same thing, & am just getting started on the teas in my order!

CharlotteZero

I think your post earlier this morning is what prompted me to try one of the teas I got from them. :-)

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Terri HarpLady

I did the same thing, & am just getting started on the teas in my order!

CharlotteZero

I think your post earlier this morning is what prompted me to try one of the teas I got from them. :-)

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Tea means so many things to me, it is so deep and it is revealing new meaning to me all the time.

Tea is a mindfulness practice, and a doorway through which to explore different philosophies, cultures, and historical times. Tea is hospitality and a way of communion. Tea is an art, a ritual, and a tradition. Tea is a complement to the foods I eat (preferably vegan desserts) and is something I enjoy collecting and curating.

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