drank Gong Fu by Zhi Tea
1112 tasting notes

Not only is this an insanely delicious roasty chocolatey complex cuppa, but it is soooo good mixed with a little of Upton’s Rose Congou on the subsequent steeps. It’s like you get your powerful good morning cups in, then you can be a bit froofy (just a bit!) for the rest of the day. The subtle rose and pastry notes mingling with the earthy chocolate and good tea? My idea of heaven.

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

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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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