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72 Tasting Notes

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I was very satisfied with this tea and would gladly take it over your average Darjeeling or Assam. The purple tea was decidedly less malty than most of the dark teas that I’ve encountered. At the forefront, the tea is incredibly smooth and tasty. That’s followed by a pleasantly bitter aftertaste that was very different from your average black tea. The buzz wasn’t too shabby either. ;) I highly recommend this tea. * HEY TEA PEOPLE!!! WHY NOT GIVE THEM A FOLLOW ON TWITTER? @WanjaTeaofKenya LOOKS LIKE THEY NEED SOME FRIENDS! :) *

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ScottTeaMan

WELCOME BACK!!! :))

The Tea Show

Thanks!!! You’re the best!

TeaVivre

Thanks so much for this video, very interesting. And maybe you can try to brew it with more hot water next time!

CHAroma

Fun video!

The Tea Show

Interesting. @TeaVivre. I used FOUR times the amount of water that your company specified. Are you saying that your steeping instructions are wrong for all of your teas??? If so, perhaps I could help you translate things. I know that your English isn’t that great.

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ScottTeaMan

WELCOME BACK!!! :))

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This tea was wonderful. We enjoyed this one on a cold evening next to the fire, and it really went well with the moment. It has a very “Autumnal” taste to it. It’s the little bit of spice combined with the fruit flavors that really reminds me of fall. It truly is “A Black Celebration” as the label says. There may be a lot of “monk’s blends” available out there from various companies, but there’s only one “The Monk”.

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This is easily one of the best Dragonwell’s I’ve had to date. OMG, The smell! Immediately after opening the package, I was completely amazed by the smell! It kind of reminded me of fish food flakes (I MEAN THAT IN THE BEST WAY POSSIBLE). It had that light, oceanic smell. The taste followed up on the smell’s promise. It was fantastic! Super-fresh, high-grade Dragonwell. It was more vegetal than most Dragonwell’s I’ve tried. It was a little less on the nutty/toasty side, which was great by me!

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175 °F / 79 °C 0 min, 30 sec

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This tea was amazing! Right after my first sip, my brain said, “This is some good black tea”. The first thing that occurred to me were some citrus notes – perhaps like a sweet lemon or tangerine. As I sipped on, I detected a sort of muscatel flavor that you would expect from a good Darjeeling. Finally, after several cups, the incredible smoothness of this tea is what really won me over. It has a little bit of that muscatel flavor without being abrasive.

This is another excellent tea from Tea Vivre. They’re batting 1000 with me right now, so I’d say any tea in their store is probably a safe bet. Their packaging is great too! I don’t know about their larger quantites, but the little samples they sent me could not have been done better! Four little pre-measured paper sacks with Chinese on them sealed inside of a larger ziplock bag with steeping instructions and info about the tea printed on it! Each paper sack contained about 4.5 grams, so two sacks were just enough to fill my Chatsford 4-cup! All bags are clearly labeled and completely opaque to guard from sunlight. Nice work!

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185 °F / 85 °C 2 min, 0 sec
ScottTeaMan

aNOTHER TEA i MUST ORDER WHEN i PLACE AN ORDER WITH TEAVIVRE.

The Tea Show

Yeah, Tea Vivre really has their stuff together over there.

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JoysTeaspoon

I just watched the episode and the end cracked me up!

KeenTeaThyme

I love the Tea Show! They rock! :)

The Tea Show

@JoysTeaspoon It cracks me up too! We totally forgot to say anything about Thanksgiving!

@KeenTeaThyme Thank you so much! We love you too! :)

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I drink GALLONS upon GALLONS of green tea, and Dragon Pearls are among my favorite varieties. It’s just great how the little pearls slowly unfurl steep after steep. They’re super-portable, and among my favorite teas to travel with.

I’ve had Dragon Pearls from over a dozen different tea companies, and these are among the best of them. They do what Dragon Pearls are supposed to do, and taste how they’re supposed to taste. The oily, floral taste is present on the forefront and the aftertaste, but it isn’t overbearing at all. Just perfect. This is the third tea that I’ve tried from Tea Vivre, and they’ve really won be over with their high-quality teas.

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175 °F / 79 °C 1 min, 0 sec
ScottTeaMan

THIS IS ANOTHER TEA I WILL BUY FROM THEM………I’VE AWAYS LOVED PEARLS OF THE DRAGON :)).

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