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drank Yunnan Golden Needle by Andao
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Move aside Jackee Muntz! There’s a new caramel tea in town and he’s not NEARLY as finicky as you are. I’m not hating on Jackee…I enjoyed him while he lasted. But I never managed to coax that elusive caramel flavor out of him. With this Yunnan Golden Needle, it’s no problem at all. The more you play with temperature and time, the better this tea gets. Right off the bat I tasted smooth malt and a slight smoky/pepper note, typical of most Yunnan black teas. “Brisk” would be a good description. There was a slight bitterness, but it was not unpleasant at all. My first few sips tasted of burnt sugar and hot, drizzly caramel. Mmmm! The caramel taste disappeared halfway through the cup, but perked up a little for the last bit of cooled tea. I’m impressed. This is a very good cup of tea.

Andao is the same company that offered the Organic Wu Yi Rou Gui (aka: Bake-y Oolong) that I loved so much. Their teacups are also reasonably priced…but several are sold out. I fully intend to try more of Andao’s teas. They are currently 2 for 2 on delicious teas in my opinion. :)

Rabs

LOL! Adding another to my shopping list as well as tea companies to my favorites folder. :D

LENA

Rabs, I know! I have so many tea websites saved in my favorites folder. Steepster is such a wonderful wallet-draining site.

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Rabs

LOL! Adding another to my shopping list as well as tea companies to my favorites folder. :D

LENA

Rabs, I know! I have so many tea websites saved in my favorites folder. Steepster is such a wonderful wallet-draining site.

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