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I received a sample of this from boychik. Thank you!

The peals are so big! They are also very pretty with the dark brown and copper tones mixed in. This is my second time with this tea. The first time I felt the tea was very weak. This time around i tried to remedy that by steeping at just under boiling and for the full 2 mins. The tea turned out well this time around. I am getting a lot of cocoa and hay flavor. For me this tea is not very sweet like some have mentioned. This is a tasty cup.

EDIT: The 2nd steeping on this one might be better than the first for me. This is almost like the dark roast of black tea.

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
boychik

I agree it’s not sweet like golden monkey or Dian hong, more like cocoa and maybe even some spice. I like it gong fu style;)

TeaTiff

It seems quite a few of the black teas I have been enjoying lately might enhanced by the gong fu style so I just broke down and purchased my first gaiwan!

boychik

Oh, you are going to enjoy it. There is no way back for me. Except for Indian teas that’s western.

Terri HarpLady

Yay for Gongfu Cha!

Dexter

Enjoy your new gaiwan!

TeaTiff

Thanks guys. I am excited!

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boychik

I agree it’s not sweet like golden monkey or Dian hong, more like cocoa and maybe even some spice. I like it gong fu style;)

TeaTiff

It seems quite a few of the black teas I have been enjoying lately might enhanced by the gong fu style so I just broke down and purchased my first gaiwan!

boychik

Oh, you are going to enjoy it. There is no way back for me. Except for Indian teas that’s western.

Terri HarpLady

Yay for Gongfu Cha!

Dexter

Enjoy your new gaiwan!

TeaTiff

Thanks guys. I am excited!

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I started drinking tea while on a 4 month long cycling trip through South America. It seemed to always be a great way to warm up when I was cold and it was always available everywhere. Mate was the big tea of choice down there and it was also a great way to get to know people. When I returned home, my sister introduced me to Teavana and this launched me into the realm of loose leaf tea. I am still new to this wonderful world, but so far I am loving it.

I am open to swapping. If you see something in my cupboard just message me and we can try to work something out!

Rating:
90-100 – love, love, love must have around always or as much as possible
80 – 90 – Like, could restock
70 – 80 – If some happened into my cupboard I would drink it but will probably never seek it out.
60 – 70 – Meh, will finish the sample but don’t need to drink this again.
Below 60 – Nope not for me.

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