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Aaaah, my black malty full bodied tea, how much I love you.

First time I drank Bailin Gungfu, I heard the angels singing! (Pun very intended for Angel at Teavivre!)

It was about three years ago and I was a lot less experienced with tea in general. I remember thinking that I had finally arrived, that this was the reason I kept drinking and trying new teas.

The aroma is so inviting and homey, it’s like having a sniff at fresh baked bread just out of the oven. Think crusty rye bread.

It’s malty with big cocoa notes paired with dark honey…mmm…chocolate croissant.

Everything has been said about this tea, and yet, I felt compelled to review it again.

Only the best teas stand the test of time…this is not a one trick pony, it’s one that keeps coming back to my cupboard.

As I mention in my profile, I am MARRIED to straight blacks and VERY faithful to them…Ok, maybe I do cheat a little…but I always come back!

albertocanfly

Reading the “I heard the angels sing.” I immediately picture Angel sitting across from you while you drank this tea and serenading you…tehehe:P

Arshness

That sounds lovely. :)

TheTeaFairy

Haha! albertocanfly, I’ll have to invite her over someday for a real singing tea session ;-)

Arshness, if you are a fan of this type of tea, I highly recommend it, it’s a classic and it’s very accessible to any tea lover!

Arshness

I’m totally unfamiliar with that kind of tea. :) Just it sounds nice. I should try it some time.

sherapop

Looking forward to trying this one—especially after this review! ;-)

MzPriss

I have some of this on the way too

Terri HarpLady

I need to be sure & put this in my basket next time I place a Teavivre order. I’ve been out for quite awhile.

Tea Sipper

Since you mention buying this one a lot, do the harvests stay pretty consistent?

Tea Sipper

Or should I ask, did you order this recently and is it as good as usual?

TheTeaFairy

Yes! The harvests are very consistent and I ordered just a few months ago. I never noticed any huge difference from one order to the next.

Tea Sipper

thanks, good to know! Hopefully more consistent than the Laoshan Black harvests. But I like the Bailin Gongfu better anyway. :D

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albertocanfly

Reading the “I heard the angels sing.” I immediately picture Angel sitting across from you while you drank this tea and serenading you…tehehe:P

Arshness

That sounds lovely. :)

TheTeaFairy

Haha! albertocanfly, I’ll have to invite her over someday for a real singing tea session ;-)

Arshness, if you are a fan of this type of tea, I highly recommend it, it’s a classic and it’s very accessible to any tea lover!

Arshness

I’m totally unfamiliar with that kind of tea. :) Just it sounds nice. I should try it some time.

sherapop

Looking forward to trying this one—especially after this review! ;-)

MzPriss

I have some of this on the way too

Terri HarpLady

I need to be sure & put this in my basket next time I place a Teavivre order. I’ve been out for quite awhile.

Tea Sipper

Since you mention buying this one a lot, do the harvests stay pretty consistent?

Tea Sipper

Or should I ask, did you order this recently and is it as good as usual?

TheTeaFairy

Yes! The harvests are very consistent and I ordered just a few months ago. I never noticed any huge difference from one order to the next.

Tea Sipper

thanks, good to know! Hopefully more consistent than the Laoshan Black harvests. But I like the Bailin Gongfu better anyway. :D

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I am French Canadian, so please forgive me if my English is not always perfect!

My relationship with tea in a nut shell:

I’m married to straight Blacks. I have torrid love affairs with Oolongs. My BFF are Greens. I socialize more and more with Pu’erhs. I have distant White acquaintances that I visit once in a while. I party with Flavored!

Love Steepster, a place for tea lovers, where you learn and share with others…

About me:

I am a free spirit, I let people be who and what they want to be and expect the same in return.

Books! I love French and classic literature, but also modern and pretty much anything that captures my attention.

As tea and books, music is something I can’t live without! From Bach to Nirvana, my ears know no boundaries…

Art is food for the soul…I consume lots of it.

Animal and nature lover, I will never let a fury friend in needs.

I’ve been drinking tea for as long as I can remember. But since I’v joined Steepster, my tea knowledge has emancipated exponentially.

Drinking tea is a sensorial experience. The name in itself “Camellia Sinensis” lingers the promess of an adventure for the senses…

As for my rating system, well it’s pretty much inexistent…Since I don’t write many reviews, I try to focus on the good stuff and will usually review teas that left a big impression on me.

Not a big «swapper» but if we do get to swap together, you’ll remember me, I live up to my Fairy reputation :-)

I love taking tea pics, here’s my Instagram:

http://instagram.com/theteafairy

Location

The Laurentians, Canada

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