drank Yunnan Black by Unknown
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Had several cups of this iced (cold brew) last night. I love how well Yunnan Blacks do this way- always refreshing with a really ..uh.. thick mouthfeel (like jelly? but not weird!)

Used more leaves to make a pot of this hot this morning: extreemly strong cereal taste in this one (reminds me of a breakfast of granola, vanilla cream/yogurt, and berries).

Garret

I’m with you on that. On my April trip to China, I visited and sipped hong cha’s from several regions. My faves are all out of Wuliang area in Yunnan. And their ability to not only hold their own with age, but even improve with age is wonderful. While hong cha from other regions seem to go downhill fast after a 9 months to a year, the Yunnan grown blacks are just picking up steam! I love them from 18 months on – some up to 3.5-5 yrs. It’s magic, I tell you!

Bonnie

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Garret

I’m with you on that. On my April trip to China, I visited and sipped hong cha’s from several regions. My faves are all out of Wuliang area in Yunnan. And their ability to not only hold their own with age, but even improve with age is wonderful. While hong cha from other regions seem to go downhill fast after a 9 months to a year, the Yunnan grown blacks are just picking up steam! I love them from 18 months on – some up to 3.5-5 yrs. It’s magic, I tell you!

Bonnie

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I generally drink Chinese teas.

I love things that are interesting, that force me to stop and think about and enjoy what I’m experiencing. Even better are those teas you just have to drink with a friend so that the outpouring of tastes and memories find a sounding board in a trusted companion.

I’m into tea as an experience rather than just a thirst quenching beverage. I love to learn- there’s so much to learn about tea.

I also prefer my teas to be exceedingly delicious, if at all possible. Luckily, I have great tea friends and teachers that can hook me up with the good stuff.

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I tend to use Steepster more like Yelp and less like Twitter. I’ll generally only review a tea once in its life (though that review and rating might be edited over time to reflect changes in my own understanding of it).
I do not generally log each tea I’m drinking as I drink, since that feels like a distraction- I’d rather just drink the tea!
I tend to only review teas I really love or that I really did not enjoy. If it falls somewhere in the middle of “meh” and “that was pretty good, I suppose,” then I won’t be compelled to sit down and spend time giving a nice, fleshed out review and rating.
As such, it might seem like I give out high scores willy-nilly. Instead, I’m doing my first round of rating mentally off-site, and presenting only the teas I really want to share with everyone.

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