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drank Hao Ya 'A' by Harney & Sons
1112 tasting notes

Delicious and intense. I’m on my second steep, and it’s so rich and slightly smoky and a touch of chocolatey and Mmmmmmmm! I love this tea! What can I do – I have to add this one to my At Work Holy Grail list too. It’s strong but refined. No bitterness or rough edges but Oh – powerful!

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

I agree! I had Keemun Hao Ya A from Southern Season first, and while it is good it is much weaker than the one from Harney. Youngest daughter LOVES the one from SS, but I am planning to put Harney’s on my next order. I still have just a punch of the sample left.

Doodleology

i need to try this one! It sounds delish!

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ashmanra

I agree! I had Keemun Hao Ya A from Southern Season first, and while it is good it is much weaker than the one from Harney. Youngest daughter LOVES the one from SS, but I am planning to put Harney’s on my next order. I still have just a punch of the sample left.

Doodleology

i need to try this one! It sounds delish!

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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.

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

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