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I desperately want to love this tea. Or even, just like it a lot. But I can’t seem to get there. There are so many aspects that i love, the rich dark chocolate, the malt, the roast, the sweet… but there is one flavor in there that just kills it for me. I don’t know if I’d describe it as earthy, or mushroomy or maybe even blue cheesy (I don’t like blue, goat, stinky cheese), just funky. It is a note that is also present in Golden Fleece and therefore I don’t like golden fleece much either. I brewed this gongfu to see if I could isolate the flavor, but nope, it’s just there. In every steep. Ugh. So much potential.

Sil

:( sad to hear that. I like this one, though not as much as some of verdants others

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Sil

:( sad to hear that. I like this one, though not as much as some of verdants others

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I love tea. And I love beer. I spent my twenties thoroughly enjoying all that beer has to offer but now that I’m into my thirties and a stay at home mom of 2 little kids and 1 big kid, I spend more time enjoying tea.

I joined steepster in Feb 2013 and it’s crazy how much my tastes have changed since joining. Before, I liked cream and honey in all teas and loved mostly dessert blacks. Now I almost rarely drink them, but enjoy them from time to time. What I love more than anything are straight rich black teas, Fujian, Laoshan, Rizhao, etc… I also love pretty much any black tea that the little leaf hoppers have gotten their teeth on.

I’m still not too into the green/white/oolong varieties. I keep trying to but my tastes are evolving pretty slowly on that front.

Overall, I just enjoy tea. Something about it that just settles me.

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Portland, OR

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