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drank Morning Sun by Mandala Tea
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Another reviewer noted this tea is between a legacy blend and smoother Chinese black tea, and I agree. In fact, if it were presented to me as a mix of the two, I’d have believed it. It seems to hit all of those notes in a really wonderful way. The dry leaf color gave me the impression it would be a lighter flavor, but it just goes to show that’s a really silly way to judge tea. I’ll keep this one around for guests looking for English Breakfast. It’s way better than anything I’ve found in that category, and I don’t think they’ll be disappointed!

Stephanie

I’m glad to see all these Mandala black tea reviews! I’m thinking of placing an order soon and trying to decide what to get :)

Flowery

Glad to hear it! Pure Bud and GABA Black will be coming tomorrow. :) Followed soon after by my Verdant black tea binge…

Stephanie

Yes! I’m super curious about the GABA!

AnnaEA

If you’re looking for a good breakfast blend, upton tea has a variety that I would consider well worth trying. I’m particularly fond of their Scottish Breakfast Blend. Food for the macguffin!

Flowery

Ha, yes! And that is going on the shopping list. Thank you!

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Stephanie

I’m glad to see all these Mandala black tea reviews! I’m thinking of placing an order soon and trying to decide what to get :)

Flowery

Glad to hear it! Pure Bud and GABA Black will be coming tomorrow. :) Followed soon after by my Verdant black tea binge…

Stephanie

Yes! I’m super curious about the GABA!

AnnaEA

If you’re looking for a good breakfast blend, upton tea has a variety that I would consider well worth trying. I’m particularly fond of their Scottish Breakfast Blend. Food for the macguffin!

Flowery

Ha, yes! And that is going on the shopping list. Thank you!

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I love cooking, gardening, photography, studying languages, alleys, riding bikes everywhere, snowboarding, travel, dogs, and oddly, housekeeping (as much as one can with another career). Also working on the lifelong dream of starting a business.

If I could only drink four teas ever again, they would be Black Beauty (Mandala), Huang Zhi Xiang Phoenix Mountain Dancong (Verdant), Silver Buds Yabao (Verdant), and Shan Lin Xi Concubine (Eco-Cha, at least the fall 2013). These teas are ridiculous.

Current tea shops under exploration:
Verdant
Mandala
Camellia Sinensis

Wish list:
Mountain Tea
Teavivre
Den’s Tea
Taiwan Tea Crafts
Tea Drunk
Suggestions welcome!

Location

Orlando, Florida

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