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Brewed this using 1 tbsp leaves for a 12 ounce pot and a lower steeping temp and shorter time than Upton suggests. I found it yummy and smooth with only a slightly astringent aftertaste after several sips. When I brewed it 5 degrees hotter yesterday, it wasn’t nearly as good.

I really like the flavor of Yunnan golden teas in general, and now I’m pretty happy with this one!

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 0 sec
yappychappy

Glad you found something you enjoy.

Rachel J

Thanks! I had tried this tea before, but brewing this way really enhanced my enjoyment of it. Very excited for my shipment of samples coming from Butiki and Tea Trekker.

yappychappy

Decided against verdant. I haven’t had Tea Trekker. hmm

Rachel J

I’ll let you know. I still want to try Verdant. But the Tea Trekker people wrote the book I just read about tea, so I wanted to try some of their recommendations.

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yappychappy

Glad you found something you enjoy.

Rachel J

Thanks! I had tried this tea before, but brewing this way really enhanced my enjoyment of it. Very excited for my shipment of samples coming from Butiki and Tea Trekker.

yappychappy

Decided against verdant. I haven’t had Tea Trekker. hmm

Rachel J

I’ll let you know. I still want to try Verdant. But the Tea Trekker people wrote the book I just read about tea, so I wanted to try some of their recommendations.

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I happily reside in Park Slope, Brooklyn with my husband, our baby son, and our dog. I teach over 40 piano students per week at my home studio and created “Fundamental Keys”, a classical piano method book and video series.

My husband and I are vegan and have been for about 8 years. We are enjoying bringing up our little one in the vegan tradition!

I went through a major tea phase some years ago (2006-2009) and had quite a collection and tasted hundreds of varieties. Then I went off caffeine when I decided to have a baby, and after he was born I got into a nasty coffee habit. Now I’ve come back to tea, thank goodness. I’m finding my tastes have changed quite a bit since my first go at tea fanaticism. Really enjoying some of the amazing and deliciously complex teas I’ve learned about through Steepster!

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