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This is one of the better green teas I have had over the Summer. No harshness or nasty grassy flavors here. It passes the girlfriend test (she is hard to impress when it comes to tea)…she wanted more when the cup was empty. Has a mild pleasant taste that is hard to describe (chestnut-like maybe?). I am surprisingly getting some fleeting notes that remind me of cinnamon or nutmeg. I think I prefer this to the dragonwells I have tried, will have to drink more to be sure.

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Garret

Thanks for the writeup on the Valley Peak! I had the pleasure of visiting the farm where this tea is grown last April. So wonderful! Will be there again next April and will get some video to add to our site and facebook page so everyone can see how great it is. I really like to get teas from clean and pure growing areas and this one is no exception. I don’t source Dragonwell because after visiting the area, I felt like I had been smoked out, the pollution was so bad because of neighboring factory cities. This Valley Peak is grown in a whole different place… can’t wait to go back! And I’m really happy your girlfriend asked for more :) Thank you, once again, for writing this up!

El Monstro

Thanks for the background on the tea, the trips to China (minus the pollution part) sound awesome.

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Garret

Thanks for the writeup on the Valley Peak! I had the pleasure of visiting the farm where this tea is grown last April. So wonderful! Will be there again next April and will get some video to add to our site and facebook page so everyone can see how great it is. I really like to get teas from clean and pure growing areas and this one is no exception. I don’t source Dragonwell because after visiting the area, I felt like I had been smoked out, the pollution was so bad because of neighboring factory cities. This Valley Peak is grown in a whole different place… can’t wait to go back! And I’m really happy your girlfriend asked for more :) Thank you, once again, for writing this up!

El Monstro

Thanks for the background on the tea, the trips to China (minus the pollution part) sound awesome.

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I’m basically a bum with gourmet taste.
I’ve been drinking tea since I was a youngin’, as a way of relaxing before bed. I ventured out from bagged, mass produced tea when I tried some loose leaf Earl Grey at the old man’s house years back. I’m still not too proud for the occasional bagged stuff, saving my snobbery for hard to find craft beer.

I gravitate towards Chinese black-tea varieties, Japanese greens, unflavored oolongs from wherever, and the occasional “I cant sleep” type of herbal teas. I signed up so I can keep track of the teas I’ve tried, and what I want to keep in my cupboard on the regular.

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