100

1 tbsp for a 12oz pot.

Unique flavor among black teas I have tried! A sweet, fruity element that reminds me of the Gui Fei Oolong I tried last week. So, this must be a special taste that comes from the leaf hopper teas.

Smooth, no astringency, very special flavor. Hard to compare with anything else, but I like it!

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 4 min, 0 sec
Emily M

I love this one! This tea proved to me that not every black tea is bitter.
Glad you liked it!

Bonnie

One of my all time favorites. Best I think gongfu style. Love to warm the gaiwan first,then put in the leaves for a minute. The aroma is fantastic!

Bonnie

I just listened to you playing Bach! Oh my! The people with creative genius here on Steepster amazes me! Some time I’ll give you a talent rundown. We are an interesting lot of writers, musicians, a chanter, an Alaskan fisherman, a Ecuadorian Ice Skater that tours internationally, a Professor of Viking Studies…to name a few.

Rachel J

Thanks, Bonnie!

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Emily M

I love this one! This tea proved to me that not every black tea is bitter.
Glad you liked it!

Bonnie

One of my all time favorites. Best I think gongfu style. Love to warm the gaiwan first,then put in the leaves for a minute. The aroma is fantastic!

Bonnie

I just listened to you playing Bach! Oh my! The people with creative genius here on Steepster amazes me! Some time I’ll give you a talent rundown. We are an interesting lot of writers, musicians, a chanter, an Alaskan fisherman, a Ecuadorian Ice Skater that tours internationally, a Professor of Viking Studies…to name a few.

Rachel J

Thanks, Bonnie!

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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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