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Just lost my entire tea log and I’m not going to type that whole thing again.

In summary: tastes good, I like it better with milk and sugar still, I will try Western style brewing next time. My taste buds are not sophisticated enough to pick up tastes like others do in each individual steep beyond things like less bitter, smoother, sweeter. My experience with a gaiwan is interesting, but not something I’m quite ready for.

I’m not going to rate this until I drink it Western style.

Sil

i hate that! on a side note, i’m with you on the gaiwan…i generally just do it when i want to take the time to sit and enjoy the tea in a different way. :)

BoxerMama

Gong fu is the only way I can drink black without milk or sugar. . . Chronic over steeper.

Terri HarpLady

For me, it depends on my mood & how much time I have to sit around. Mainly I use it for whites, greens, oolongs, & puer, especially if they come from Verdant. I’ll try a full leaf black tea in my Gaiwan to compare it to how I like it steeped in a cup, but honestly, the cup usually wins in that case!

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Sil

i hate that! on a side note, i’m with you on the gaiwan…i generally just do it when i want to take the time to sit and enjoy the tea in a different way. :)

BoxerMama

Gong fu is the only way I can drink black without milk or sugar. . . Chronic over steeper.

Terri HarpLady

For me, it depends on my mood & how much time I have to sit around. Mainly I use it for whites, greens, oolongs, & puer, especially if they come from Verdant. I’ll try a full leaf black tea in my Gaiwan to compare it to how I like it steeped in a cup, but honestly, the cup usually wins in that case!

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Single, vegetarian, asexual, 5 cats. Airplane Engineer. I drink most of my tea with a bit of sugar and all the ones with a black tea base with a little bit of milk too. I’m super sensitive to bitterness and spiciness so I tend to avoid those.

I am also a flavoured matcha latte fanatic.

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Renton, WA, USA

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