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drank Yunnan Golden Tips by t Leaf T
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Chinese black tea frightens me because it either tastes like mouldy dirt, cigarette ashes, death, or all of the above. But I actually enjoyed this one! I found it mildly malty, with just the tiniest edge of ashiness. I could quite happliy drink an entire pot, go the Yunnan!

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195 °F / 90 °C 2 min, 0 sec
takgoti

What do you mean, you don’t like tea that tastes of death?

DEATH TEA OR DIE!

Teaman

I love Chinese black teas, especially Yunnans and Keemuns. Have you tried a Keemun Hao Ya “A” or “B” grade or an Imperial or Grand (both a little lower grade than A or B but can be very nice as well?) I think you refer to the Russian Caravan or Lapsong Soushong teas that are smokey… very smokey. A friend refers to it as “fireman’s tea” ha! I don’t care for them either that much.

Miss Sweet

I can’t stand russian caravan or lapsang! The smokiness creeps me out. I’ve tried tleaft’s Keemun which I found very coppery, similar to a broken leaf Ceylon. We only carry a tiny range of chinese black teas, but theres probably a Keemun out there that I’ll like! Thanks for your recs :)

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takgoti

What do you mean, you don’t like tea that tastes of death?

DEATH TEA OR DIE!

Teaman

I love Chinese black teas, especially Yunnans and Keemuns. Have you tried a Keemun Hao Ya “A” or “B” grade or an Imperial or Grand (both a little lower grade than A or B but can be very nice as well?) I think you refer to the Russian Caravan or Lapsong Soushong teas that are smokey… very smokey. A friend refers to it as “fireman’s tea” ha! I don’t care for them either that much.

Miss Sweet

I can’t stand russian caravan or lapsang! The smokiness creeps me out. I’ve tried tleaft’s Keemun which I found very coppery, similar to a broken leaf Ceylon. We only carry a tiny range of chinese black teas, but theres probably a Keemun out there that I’ll like! Thanks for your recs :)

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