drank Black Peony by Art of Tea
1112 tasting notes

Oh, you delicious bundle of dark, smooth, molasses-y tea! I will admit it – I am hoarding these puffs. I have 6 left. I’m getting nervous. They’re so so so good!

One of the things I like most about this tea is that it resteeps so beautifully. One puff has me drinking all day. I’m on the ridiculously rich second steep right now and I’m pretty much in heaven. Mmmmmm!

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec
ScottTeaMan

I love these little bundles. A really good tea to look at in a glass cup. I tended to get 3 quality steeps from this tea.

Dylan Oxford

These look a lot like the tarantulas I’ve been putting in everyone’s sample bags :)

ScottTeaMan

Tarantulas are tasty. :))

Missy

As long as they don’t taste like chicken.

JacquelineM

I would need to know if these tarantulas are from China or India before I can comment if they may taste like chicken. The region would be helpful too ;)

Missy

LOL, what about mexico? The only pet tarantula I’ve had was mexican. I am familiar with the goliath birdeater, but I only held it one time. She was a bit cranky like all the time. Those fangs were just too big for me to chance it.

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ScottTeaMan

I love these little bundles. A really good tea to look at in a glass cup. I tended to get 3 quality steeps from this tea.

Dylan Oxford

These look a lot like the tarantulas I’ve been putting in everyone’s sample bags :)

ScottTeaMan

Tarantulas are tasty. :))

Missy

As long as they don’t taste like chicken.

JacquelineM

I would need to know if these tarantulas are from China or India before I can comment if they may taste like chicken. The region would be helpful too ;)

Missy

LOL, what about mexico? The only pet tarantula I’ve had was mexican. I am familiar with the goliath birdeater, but I only held it one time. She was a bit cranky like all the time. Those fangs were just too big for me to chance it.

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I love to cook, bake, read, paint, knit, do needlework, and garden. I need my coffee, but I LOVE my tea. I work at an Art School, and attend a large public university doing post-bac work (my BA is in English). I’m interested in the liminal spaces between art and craft, the academic and the practical, the individual and community, and the old and the new. I’m currently exploring these ideas through the disciplines of education, literature, history, and psychology.

I enjoy writing tasting notes, but have decided not to numerically rate teas as of 9/14/10. For an explanation, see my looooong tasting note about Mountain Malt from the Simple Leaf.

My favorites:
Chinese black teas
A good “milk and sugar” English style black
Earl Grey (classic, and in all variations!)
Vanilla teas (classic, and in all variations!)
Jasmine, Rose, Violet and other froofy, flowery teas!
An Occasional Oolong
Flavored Rooibos
Herbal Tisanes

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