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drank Lao Cong Zi Ya by Norbu Tea
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Finally got to brewing this tea gongfu style (got five brews out of it before it started going flat), and it just became my favourite tea. The leaves are extremely long, and smell wonderfully fruity – like a good fruit cake. The tea brews a bright amber, and the first infusion smelled strongly of fruit – almost like a watered down hibisucsy like fruit tea. I did not feel any citrus in the blend – more ripe sweet plums, and there is little if no bitterness to it and hardly any astringency. Fantastic!

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An Israeli computer programmer with a passion for tea (mostly bought in yearly shopping sprees in the UK), particularly black, oolong and white. I don’t generally enjoy flavoured teas or herbal infusions, but if a tea sounds interesting and smells nice I’ll most definitely try it. I drink several cups of tea a day, usually one or two in the morning, another one after lunch and one or two in the evening. My favourite tea so far is Lao Cong Zi Ya from Norbu Tea, but I’m constantly trying new teas. Only in the past year have I branched into Pu’erh and non-roasted oolongs. Finding good tea in Israel is difficult, so I import most of my teas from yearly visits to London, or from online retailers. If you see something in my cupboard that sparks your interest and you would like to swap with me, then please message me. I’m almost always up for a swap.

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