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This sample was provided by Teavivre – thank you!

I wasn’t sure how many pearls to use, I have a mug that’s about 10 oz. and I used 4 pearls but it sounds like other people may have used more. The aroma of the wet leaf is fresh and malty with a touch of sweet tobacco.

The predominate notes I am picking up here are of malt, but it is definitely a lighter and sweeter sort of malt than one would find in an assam, for instance. The tea liquor is a clear reddish-brown. There are also subtle notes of chocolate present and I’m picking up on a bit of fruitiness. I maybe crazy but I am getting plantains… ha.

The tea does not have much astringency and is fairly sweet and pleasant. To me it’s a bit reminiscent of a golden monkey.

I did get a very respectable second steep out of this with a slightly longer steeping time (4-5 minutes).

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 0 sec
Bonnie

I love that plantain malt flavor…can’t wait for my Teavivre to arrive with the LS in it too! You’re driving me nuts with the reviews Amy! ; )

TeaBrat

hopefully yours will be coming soon!

ScottTeaMan

Another must buy…….when I order from Teavivre. Did you get a decent sample?

TeaBrat

Scott, yes they do give you nice sized samples. I’d say this is somewhere in the neighborhood of 7-10 grams

SimplyJenW

I love this one! I ordered it without sampling. I have some samples coming soonish, too, that will include the LS!

tigress_al

Lol you guys are driving me crazy too because I can’t wait to try this one and it is in my next sample package! This sounds so good

ashmanra

Oh yes! I got a nice sized sample of this, too!

Scott B

It may depend on what samples you get, but I weighted my 5 samples out of curiosity and the individual bags were 25-25-25-21-16 grams-very generous samples. You don’t have to worry about making a mistake and having nothing left and you are free to experiment with brewing parameters.

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Bonnie

I love that plantain malt flavor…can’t wait for my Teavivre to arrive with the LS in it too! You’re driving me nuts with the reviews Amy! ; )

TeaBrat

hopefully yours will be coming soon!

ScottTeaMan

Another must buy…….when I order from Teavivre. Did you get a decent sample?

TeaBrat

Scott, yes they do give you nice sized samples. I’d say this is somewhere in the neighborhood of 7-10 grams

SimplyJenW

I love this one! I ordered it without sampling. I have some samples coming soonish, too, that will include the LS!

tigress_al

Lol you guys are driving me crazy too because I can’t wait to try this one and it is in my next sample package! This sounds so good

ashmanra

Oh yes! I got a nice sized sample of this, too!

Scott B

It may depend on what samples you get, but I weighted my 5 samples out of curiosity and the individual bags were 25-25-25-21-16 grams-very generous samples. You don’t have to worry about making a mistake and having nothing left and you are free to experiment with brewing parameters.

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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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