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drank Golden Snail by Harney & Sons
972 tasting notes

I went a little crazy in my last Harney order and just added a tin of this in (along with the Keemun Mao Feng, both without even sampling first!)….

Boy am I glad I did, this is toasty, malty, has dark cocoa notes with a hint of sweetness at the end, all rolled up in a snail-shaped golden leaf! The liquor is thick giving a full mouth feel and very satisfying. Definiely a favorite!

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
ashmanra

Yippee! I have this in my cart right now. I plan to order within the next few days.

SimplyJenW

I had this one back and forth as a sample, and then a tin, and then a sample….since I was splurging on the Keemun Mao Feng, and my Adagio English breakfast is down to about 4 cups left, I threw caution to the wind! So glad I did!

aisling of tea

I want some just because it looks like snails! Squee! Might have to convince De that she wants to try this one.

ashmanra

I ordered Keemun Mao Feng last time and I like it, and it is a real favorite of guesets. I have high hopes for this one, too!

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ashmanra

Yippee! I have this in my cart right now. I plan to order within the next few days.

SimplyJenW

I had this one back and forth as a sample, and then a tin, and then a sample….since I was splurging on the Keemun Mao Feng, and my Adagio English breakfast is down to about 4 cups left, I threw caution to the wind! So glad I did!

aisling of tea

I want some just because it looks like snails! Squee! Might have to convince De that she wants to try this one.

ashmanra

I ordered Keemun Mao Feng last time and I like it, and it is a real favorite of guesets. I have high hopes for this one, too!

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My motto: Drink the good tea!

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.)

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