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drank Tan Yang Te Ji by TeaSpring
956 tasting notes

Tea of the afternoon……. (SRP #16)

Tasting note #700. Wow. I can’t believe it. Which leads me to how this tea came to reside in my cupboard. If you hang around Steepster long enough, you start to get to know other members and their tea loves. I believe this is Angrboda’s all time favorite. It is a Fujian black, which are my favorite black teas. This tea has been on my list for ages, so I splurged on 50g. It arrived today in the mail, just in time for my 700th note. Perfect timing!

Oh. Yeah. (I keep hearing that song from ‘Ferris Beuller’s Day Off’ now…) This tea is fabulous. Notes of chocolate, not cocoa-chocolate!, a slightly heavier mouthfeel than others like it (my gong fu blacks), and really tea perfection. I think I want to keep this one around for a while. I stuck with the smaller amount for my first order with TeaSpring since I have a tea inventory problem at home. Once I get a handle on the inventory, I will order more.

Usual mug method. (Want more NOW!)

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
Missy

wow! 700 tasting notes.

TeaBrat

I passed 700 recently too… I can’t believe it!

Missy

lol some day I’ll get there…

Dylan Oxford

Wow, nice going!

ScottTeaMan

Your review of this tea reminds me how I miss TeaSpring & must place an order SOON!

Dinosara

Wow congrats on 700! I guess I’m not too far away from that myself (I probably would have hit it if I hadn’t been traveling, I think). This is high on my list of teas to try. Sounds amazing!

Bonnie

700 hootie hoo! Congrats to yoouuu!

Indigobloom

wowsa, 700!!! congrats! what a tea to mark the occasion :P

Azzrian

Dang that is commitment lol congrats!

Angrboda

Tan Yang! ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

Ninavampi

Congrats on 700!!!! : )

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Missy

wow! 700 tasting notes.

TeaBrat

I passed 700 recently too… I can’t believe it!

Missy

lol some day I’ll get there…

Dylan Oxford

Wow, nice going!

ScottTeaMan

Your review of this tea reminds me how I miss TeaSpring & must place an order SOON!

Dinosara

Wow congrats on 700! I guess I’m not too far away from that myself (I probably would have hit it if I hadn’t been traveling, I think). This is high on my list of teas to try. Sounds amazing!

Bonnie

700 hootie hoo! Congrats to yoouuu!

Indigobloom

wowsa, 700!!! congrats! what a tea to mark the occasion :P

Azzrian

Dang that is commitment lol congrats!

Angrboda

Tan Yang! ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

Ninavampi

Congrats on 700!!!! : )

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Tea enthusiast, trying to keep up my cardio for the zombie apocalypse. I have come to accept that I am a western brewing black tea drinker as that is where my ‘tea heart’ lies. I started on loose leaf as a way to have my dessert and not suffer the caloric issues. Once I tried it, I was hooked.

I drink what I like, which is mostly China blacks, a few traditionally scented blacks and Earl Greys, plus a flavored tea here and there. I don’t mind spending a bit on premium varieties on occasion, but an expensive tea has to deliver. My favorite places to order are Harney & Sons and Upton Tea Imports. TeaVivre is great for Chinese tea.

My ratings are pretty subjective. If it falls under 70, I may not take the time to post about it unless I had something specific to say. If it is 70-80 I like it, but I will probably not rebuy. Favorites are over 80 and up, but sometimes the less expensive or more easily obtainable version of a similar taste will win out for my cupboard space.

Usual teapot steeping method: 24 oz teapot, 3 perfect scoops of tea (4 1/2 actual tsp), freshly boiled water, 4 minutes. Lightly sweetened.

Usual mug steeping method: 15 oz mug, 1.5 perfect scoops of tea (just over 2 actual tsp), freshly boiled water, 4 minutes. Lightly sweetened.

Usual pan method: 1 1/2 cups water, 2 perfect tsp chai (3 actual tsp). Simmer for 3 minutes. Add 2/3 cup skim milk. Simmer for 2 more minutes. Strain and sweeten.

Usual pitcher method:
5 or 6 Perfect Spoons of tea (this means about 7-9 actual tsp), freshly boiled water, brewed essentially double-strong in my 24 oz teapot for 4 minutes. Fill my Fiestaware Disc pitcher (about 60 oz.) halfway with ice. Add brewed double-strong tea to the pitcher. Stir it a little and enjoy. No additions.

(*SRP is my Sample/Stash Reduction Plan starting on April 12, 2012. I got so far, but just decided it was too fussy to keep track.)

Location

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