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This tea should get a 100 just for the name alone. I wish I were able to name some teas.

The Mermaid’s Kiss is a delightful magnolia oolong from start to finish. (And what a lovely finish it is!)

The aroma of the dry leaves is gentle, like jasmine. They’re a pretty deep emerald green in the tin.

After steeping, they release the most glorious magnolia fragrance from the golden liquor. It’s so beautiful in so many ways. The taste is wonderful. On the forefront is the magnolia, which is quite strong for those who enjoy teas scented with flowers. However, the oolong itself is very present, with a hint of a roasted flavor that couples nicely with the oolong. This tea, like so many wonderful oolongs, sweetens as it cools, which I find so pleasant as I rarely drink an entire cup of tea hot.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 30 sec
Kashyap

cute name…makes me think of Misissippi John Hurts’ song “Let the mermaids flirt with me”…

ashmanra

I may have to place an order with this company! I need the Star Wars themed tin anyway, (my son has two sets of Stormtrooper armor because he is a member of the 501st Garrison, a charitable Star Wars costuming group), and now I am thinking I may need a tin of this as well, but for the tea!

QuiltGuppy

Would you like a sample? :D

ashmanra

Sure! You should be getting some Da Hong Pao any day now. Let me know how the packaging traveled!

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Kashyap

cute name…makes me think of Misissippi John Hurts’ song “Let the mermaids flirt with me”…

ashmanra

I may have to place an order with this company! I need the Star Wars themed tin anyway, (my son has two sets of Stormtrooper armor because he is a member of the 501st Garrison, a charitable Star Wars costuming group), and now I am thinking I may need a tin of this as well, but for the tea!

QuiltGuppy

Would you like a sample? :D

ashmanra

Sure! You should be getting some Da Hong Pao any day now. Let me know how the packaging traveled!

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I’m a middle school teacher of French, Spanish, ESL and reading intervention. I’m also a mom to two young children.

I’ve always been a tea lover. When I lived in France during college, I really loved the tisanes. Over the past couple of years, I’ve branched off into loose teas. I’m not very knowledgeable about teas, but I’m really loving the learning process!

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