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drank Ancient Gold by Samovar
102 tasting notes

You know how I know I really love a tea? When it’s my first choice, several times a week. That’s how it’s been for me with Ancient Gold. When I first tried it, it struck me as a very good black tea, but nothing outrageously great. Well, my perception is evolving, because whenever I’m in the mood for black tea, this is what I reach for. Even though there is a little voice in my head saying, “You just drank this yesterday. Don’t you think you should be trying X tea from the sampler you got from X company, or using up some Y tea from Z company?”, I stifle the the voice and drink Ancient Gold anyway.

I seem to be craving its rich, dark, smooth flavor. It goes well with everything. The color, the smell, the taste — they all really hit the spot. So I’m upping my rating.

Shinobi_cha

If you like this a lot – may I suggest this one? http://steepster.com/teas/rishi-tea/328-yunnan-golden-buds-golden-needle It is awesome!

Infusin_Susan

Thanks, Shinobicha! I am always interested in your recommendations. I’ll check it out.

Shinobi_cha

You’re welcome!

Doug F

Thanks, Susan. I too love Yunnan teas and this one seems like yet another one I should try.

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Shinobi_cha

If you like this a lot – may I suggest this one? http://steepster.com/teas/rishi-tea/328-yunnan-golden-buds-golden-needle It is awesome!

Infusin_Susan

Thanks, Shinobicha! I am always interested in your recommendations. I’ll check it out.

Shinobi_cha

You’re welcome!

Doug F

Thanks, Susan. I too love Yunnan teas and this one seems like yet another one I should try.

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I like strong, robust flavors. My current favorites include strong black teas (Keemuns, Yunnan teas and Assams, for example), flavored blacks such as Harney’s Paris, oolongs of any kind, and gyokuros. I like Rooibos and honeybush teas as well, and other herbal blends to help me relax in the evening.

I am willing to try just about anything, but I am not particularly fond of jasmine tea, very fruity or heavily flavored blends, anything with pineapple; and I know this is practically heresy, but I don’t like Darjeelings.

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