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I received my Tea Trekker order this morning! I have been looking forward to trying a Dan Cong black tea for about a month, and finally broke down and bought some(if I weren’t a tea ‘addict’ I would say I already have enough tea and did not need more…oh well) I really enjoy this tea, it takes what I love about Dan Cong oolong and adds another dimension in the richness of the taste! I taste fruit, not the light fruity taste of oolong, but a rich juiciness that is something I have yet to find in other black teas. As for now I will cut my tasting notes short, for I do not have the power of taste description like many on steepster have :(
On a side note, I stopped smoking cigarettes right before new years, and it is amazing how much better I can smell and taste! So it’s will be an ongoing process, but I will try to train my taste buds so I can correctly describe what I taste!

Brewing method: 7g of tea for 7 oz of water in a small teavana perfect tea maker. 1 quick rinse, 6 sec first and second steep, 10 sec third +3-5 sec each extra steep. I had 7 steepings before I stopped…not the leafs fault, lol couldn’t take any more liquid :(

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While I have always liked tea, I have recently fallen off the deep end into loose tea madness :)

I have found that I prefer the darker spectrum of oolong teas like da hong pao, Shui Xian, dark roasted and/or aged TGY, and also Dancong’s. Pretty much anything but floral oolongs, they just arent my style. I also enjoy pretty much every black tea that I have tried! I am also getting more familiar with puer tea, and lately have been preferring shu over sheng…Good for the stomach, and the most likely way to find myself “tea drunk!”

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