drank Phoenix Pearl by Zen Tea
2206 tasting notes

I did 1/2 tsp of this in a 12 oz mug this morning, and just left it. Screwed the strainer screen into the lid, and have sipped and refilled all day.

This tea has performed amazingly. It’s stayed sweet and thick, not getting astringent at all. Only a hint of bitterness after 4 hours – the point where it was cool enough to try!

I think I actually do have to get more of this one. I’ll be running through my sample pack in short order now that I know I can do this. It’s just so perfect for at work, or being on the go. Boiling water, cool water, random times, and as long as I keep topping it up before it’s 1/2 full, the flavour just goes and goes.

It’d be super fun in a glass container, because the leaves unfurl like holy wow. So pretty.

200 °F / 93 °C 8 min or more

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(I’ve mostly stopped reviewing teas here, and also mostly stopped drinking tea. :( )

Black teas are my favourite, although I do drink the occasional green tea. I am exploring herbal and fruity teas for summer icing and winter evenings, and oolong and pu erh are new and exciting… although I do not like a tea that tastes mostly of seaweed.

Also: A map of tea places in Vancouver. I’ve been to some of them, but not a lot. If you have any suggestions, please let me know!


Vancouver, BC, Canada



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