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Oh my goodness gracious me! I have never, ever tasted a Tie Guan Yin like this! It is INTENSELY sweet. I mean, candy sweet. Cantaloupe candy. The little card I got with it says lilacs dipped in honey, but I am sticking with cantaloupe candy since I have never tasted a lilac. I am sincerely astonished how fantastic this is.

I steeped it kinda crazy, too: 1 perfect teaspoon, about a minute, 8 oz water. Increasing a minute each steep. I’m on my third right now and it’s still SO sweet. Wow. Wow, wow, wow, wow.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 1 min, 0 sec
Bonnie

Wow, wow , WOW!!!!

Ysaurella

we are all craving for it now with such a review :)

Indigobloom

I loooooove the smell of lilacs. but I really dislike cantaloupe! (and the only melon tea I’ve had!) But… I want!

ashmanra

I LOVE Monkey Picked tea!

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Bonnie

Wow, wow , WOW!!!!

Ysaurella

we are all craving for it now with such a review :)

Indigobloom

I loooooove the smell of lilacs. but I really dislike cantaloupe! (and the only melon tea I’ve had!) But… I want!

ashmanra

I LOVE Monkey Picked tea!

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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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