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Mmmm, smooth, malty, fruity. Rounded, slightly thick. Very nice and definitely good competition for the after dinner coffee.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 1 min, 0 sec
TheTeaFairy

Me want…Oh! Me have :-)

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As I have mentioned before, I don’t generally do flavoured teas, but this tea works for me. It will make a good everyday tea for when I fancy something citrussy.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 0 sec
JC

I’m with you. I enjoy tea by itself, but there are some pleasant blends out there.

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I’m drinking this as default tea when I do not feel like spending time enjoying better teas. I have come to terms with its lack of Darjeelingness and have worked out some basic parameters for brewing it so that something of the Darjeeling flavour comes through, It is not bad and is better than PG or Typhoo but it is just not good enough for me to want to buy it again. Once the packet is gone, I shall look around for a different Darjeeling that I can drink as an everyday tea.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 2 min, 0 sec
TheTeaFairy

Why settle for less Darjeelingness when you can have the Full Monty?

Roughage

I like the way you think, TeaFairy, and totally agree with you.

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I’ve tried this tea a couple of times now using different steeping parameters and am totally not getting the experience that Yunnan Sourcing claims. It is quiet, delicate and not at all the intense tea promised. Perhaps I need to load the teapot with a lot more leaf or to steep it for a lot longer, but to me this tastes practically like a green tea. The dry leaf is loose and whole, pale green in colour and smells of freshly mown grass. The liquor when steeped has a lightly floral aroma. There is a little astringency but overall it is a smooth tea with a slightly floral aroma. The astringency does develop on the tongue in the aftertaste though, which is good. I should add that the tea itself despite disappointing my expectations is very pleasant. I could drink a lot of this at one sitting but I am really not sure about the ‘intense cha qi’.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 0 min, 30 sec
Charles Thomas Draper

Add more leaves and steep time…

Roughage

That’s what I was thinking of doing. I have enough of the sample left to load the pot full and steep for longer. I’ll see how that goes.

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drank Anji Bai Cha by Canton Tea Co
235 tasting notes

Yup, this is still my favourite ever green tea. It’s light, fresh, sweet and all kinds of other really positive adjectives. See my earlier notes on it for more description and rhapsodising over its good qualities.

Preparation
150 °F / 65 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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I am a historical consultant, Vikingologist and tea enthusiast! To be honest, I have always liked decent tea, but in 2011 I started working at learning what good tea really is. I continue to expand my horizons and discover new teas with the aid of my chums on Steepster, much to the chagrin of my wife, who despairs of my enthusiasm.

My favourite teas are Darjeelings, sheng puerhs and Anji Bai Cha. I return to these every time, after whatever flirtation with other teas I have been involved with.

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