I knew that I would love this tea the minute I read the description on the Harney and Sons website. I thought I was going to have to wait and wait to try it, but SimplyJenW surprised me with some! THANK YOU JEN!!!!!

This is actually the second time I’m drinking it. Busy at work, we need a new roof, jury duty, an earthquake – you know. Just those every day things ;) kept me from raving about how delicious this tea is! It reminds me a bit of a stronger, yet sweeter Emperor’s Red. Instead of roasty, I taste a nutty profile. Not just nutty, but that papery coating that walnuts have over their meat? That taste! It’s really nice in a tea.

I’ll write more when things slow down – I hope to purchase this one asap because it’s fantastic! Really great when you are in the mood for something inbetween – mellower than Keemun Mao Feng, but gutsier than a Golden Monkey, let’s say.

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200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec
ashmanra

So excited! She sent this one to me, too, and I saved it for tea party day which is TODAY! Hooray! Hope things calm down soon.

SimplyJenW

I think it is always good to have a taste first if you can for those pricey ones…

Angrboda

I have a Chingwo at work which I’ve quite enjoyed. Maybe I’m feeling inspired now and will make some if I’m the one making tea today.

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ashmanra

So excited! She sent this one to me, too, and I saved it for tea party day which is TODAY! Hooray! Hope things calm down soon.

SimplyJenW

I think it is always good to have a taste first if you can for those pricey ones…

Angrboda

I have a Chingwo at work which I’ve quite enjoyed. Maybe I’m feeling inspired now and will make some if I’m the one making tea today.

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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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