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drank Golden Snail by Harney & Sons
2394 tasting notes

Special thanks to ashmanra for this one – I had noticed other people talking about it but it doesn’t seem to be on Harney’s website anymore so I guess they sold out of it.

I am trying to take more of my black teas without soymilk. I steeped this one at 205 F for around 3 minutes. It’s amazing how much this tea expands when you steep it. It definitely has a delicious cocoa nose. The flavor is robust but smooth, with flavors of cocoa. A cup of roasty and malty goodness and ever so slightly sweet! I hope Harney gets more off this but I’m glad I got the chance to try it…

This reminds me of another favorite of mine, the Black Spiral from the Tao of Tea. :)

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 15 sec
Charles Thomas Draper

This is a must have

Charles Thomas Draper

Actually I began Steepster by reading a review of this …

ScottTeaMan

They do look familiar. I almost got this one when I ordered in September. I hope they can restock it!

ScottTeaMan

Amy, here’s another link for Golden Snail. It is alot cheaper…….I wonder if it is the same grade as Tao of Tea & Upton Tea?

http://www.teahousekuanyin.com/gosnyu.html

TeaBrat

I don’t know but the Black Spiral from Tao of Tea is only $3.25 an oz

ScottTeaMan

HHhhmmm, at Upton’s, 125g bag was $24. I’m going to TELL myself it was a higher grade or better lot. What I need to do is sample from other companies to make that determination, before I pay for the 4+ 0z bag from Upton’s.

ScottTeaMan

Since I’m gonna order more from Tao, I’ll just order it there.

ashmanra

So glad you liked it! I hope they restock it, too, but I am glad to know it can be had elsewhere.

Uniquity

They’ve been out of stock for ages – I contacted them last fall and they said that none of the newer batches have been up to snuff so i fear it might be essentially discontinued.

ScottTeaMan

Uniquity- Are you talking about Upton’s?? Different lots can look the same and be different in taste and quality, but I WILL try the cheaper stuff, hoping it will be just as good! :))

Uniquity

@Scott – Sorry, I didn’t read all the comments. Harney’s Golden Snail has been out of stock, I have not looked into Uptons.

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Charles Thomas Draper

This is a must have

Charles Thomas Draper

Actually I began Steepster by reading a review of this …

ScottTeaMan

They do look familiar. I almost got this one when I ordered in September. I hope they can restock it!

ScottTeaMan

Amy, here’s another link for Golden Snail. It is alot cheaper…….I wonder if it is the same grade as Tao of Tea & Upton Tea?

http://www.teahousekuanyin.com/gosnyu.html

TeaBrat

I don’t know but the Black Spiral from Tao of Tea is only $3.25 an oz

ScottTeaMan

HHhhmmm, at Upton’s, 125g bag was $24. I’m going to TELL myself it was a higher grade or better lot. What I need to do is sample from other companies to make that determination, before I pay for the 4+ 0z bag from Upton’s.

ScottTeaMan

Since I’m gonna order more from Tao, I’ll just order it there.

ashmanra

So glad you liked it! I hope they restock it, too, but I am glad to know it can be had elsewhere.

Uniquity

They’ve been out of stock for ages – I contacted them last fall and they said that none of the newer batches have been up to snuff so i fear it might be essentially discontinued.

ScottTeaMan

Uniquity- Are you talking about Upton’s?? Different lots can look the same and be different in taste and quality, but I WILL try the cheaper stuff, hoping it will be just as good! :))

Uniquity

@Scott – Sorry, I didn’t read all the comments. Harney’s Golden Snail has been out of stock, I have not looked into Uptons.

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