drank Tippy Yunnan by Harney & Sons
1112 tasting notes

A mere two minutes and 200 degree water made this a MUCH more delicious tea! Even at 2 minutes it’s dark and earthy, chewysmoky, and now the sweetness has come out to play. I would even try my first steep at a minute next time, just to see!

VERY invigorating! THIS is my new go to tea for when I am feeling that “hit by a truck” feeling at work.

Did another steep at 2 minutes and it’s just as dark and delicious – even sweeter.

I have a feeling I’m going to be drinking these leaves for at least 4 steeps :) :) :) Wow. At $22 a lb. (and ashmanra told me about a code where I got 12% off my order!!) I feel this is a true bargain. About .14 for a teaspoon of leaves, which makes approx 4 steeps of tea? Harney high quality? Sheesh!! Absolutely thrilled with my latest Harney order!

EDIT: Yup, 4 steeps. On steeps 3 and 4 it starts veering into a milky mouthfeel.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 2 min, 0 sec
ashmanra

Squeal! I can’t wait to try your new parameters on this tea! One of my friends really likes this one already. Bet she will LOVE it now.

Ricky

Tippy tippy! 100!

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ashmanra

Squeal! I can’t wait to try your new parameters on this tea! One of my friends really likes this one already. Bet she will LOVE it now.

Ricky

Tippy tippy! 100!

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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.

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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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