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drank Golden Imperial Lotus by Teavana
2307 tasting notes

Thanks to The DJBooth for sending some of this my way. I was also tempted to pick this up at the end of year Teavana fire sale but didn’t.

No doubt one of the reasons this one was initally very pricey is the beautiful flower like formations that are all tied by hand. And the tin looked pretty cool as well. ;-) I wasn’t sure how much tea to steep in my cup but I ended up using two rosettes at 212F for around 3 minutes.

This is a very nice dark red color in the cup. It’s a bit malty, chocolatey and dark, pretty smooth. I think perhaps Teavana should tell more plain teas for those of us who want them. No doubt they are hanging onto my every word (hee hee). I enjoyed this one!

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec
ScottTeaMan

I had something vey similar to this a few years ago, whick I liked very much. I’m sure they’re somewhat pricier than they were then. Amy….do you think they are price worthy? :))

TeaBrat

I think originally this tea was around $40, I would not have paid that much for it…

Uniquity

This is one of the few that I really wanted to order during the big sale. The rosettes were such a neat idea!

ashmanra

Sounds exactly like one I bought two years ago from Harney and Sons that JacquelineM and I loved. It was called Golden Mudan.

ScottTeaMan

WOW! $40 is too much for this tea….I’d never pay it.

Yes ash…I think Golden Mudan is similar…I almost bought some.

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ScottTeaMan

I had something vey similar to this a few years ago, whick I liked very much. I’m sure they’re somewhat pricier than they were then. Amy….do you think they are price worthy? :))

TeaBrat

I think originally this tea was around $40, I would not have paid that much for it…

Uniquity

This is one of the few that I really wanted to order during the big sale. The rosettes were such a neat idea!

ashmanra

Sounds exactly like one I bought two years ago from Harney and Sons that JacquelineM and I loved. It was called Golden Mudan.

ScottTeaMan

WOW! $40 is too much for this tea….I’d never pay it.

Yes ash…I think Golden Mudan is similar…I almost bought some.

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Hobbies include: tea, making art, animals, vegan things, buddhism, nature, creativity, books, writing, cooking, meditation, yoga.

I am a fan of many different teas but my favorites are blacks and oolongs, chai, also like darjeeling and pu-erh. I’n always learning and expanding my horizons!

Dislikes include: bergamot, jasmine, highly tannic or bitter teas, overly judgmental and bitter people. :)

Live in San Francisco, I’m a SINK (single income, no kids) and love the urban life, but traveling out to the middle of nowhere is always fun too.

I tend to not drink things I know I will hate so a lot of my tea ratings are on the higher side. Here’s my rating system, sorta

95-100 I love this tea and would like to keep it around

94-90 An excellent tea which I may or may not repurchase

89-80 Pretty good, above average

79-70 Acceptable

69-60 Mundane – Will probably drink it if I have it

59-50 Ick

49 and below Nasty

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