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Oh YUM!
This is delicious. Really one of the best black teas I have had in a loooong time. I steeped my cup for around 3 minutes in my infuser mug. I’m not one that normally finds strange and interesting flavors in teas, but this definitely seems unique. I’m getting a delicious load of malt with chocolate-y notes and cinnamon. The finish is mildly pungent but oh, so terrific! I was surprised at how bold and assertive this tea was, but it’s still easy to drink it plain. I am in black tea heaven! Definitely getting more of this ASAP!

Sorry I can’t write more but I’m kind of busy this morning! A+!

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec
Azzrian

Sounds GREAT! Enjoy!

Scott B

Do you think this is the same type of tea they use to make Teavivre’s Fengqing Dragon Pearls?

TeaBrat

@Scott B- I have no idea, sorry

Doug F

I’ve been buying a Feng Qing from Yunnan Sourcing for the past couple of years and it is the best black tea I have ever had. I’m waiting for my shipment of the spring harvest. The shipping is expensive but the tea is ridiculously cheap.

TeaBrat

@DO\oug – good to know! How much is shipping?

Doug F

About $15 air mail from China. They have a few different dian hongs that are out of this world. One is only $9 for 100 grams! The others are not much more expensive. When I found these teas I felt like I had hit the mother lode of Yunnan golden needles/tips. Look also at the Imperial Mojiang gold bud, maybe the best of the lot and only $14 for a generous 100 gram pouch.

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Azzrian

Sounds GREAT! Enjoy!

Scott B

Do you think this is the same type of tea they use to make Teavivre’s Fengqing Dragon Pearls?

TeaBrat

@Scott B- I have no idea, sorry

Doug F

I’ve been buying a Feng Qing from Yunnan Sourcing for the past couple of years and it is the best black tea I have ever had. I’m waiting for my shipment of the spring harvest. The shipping is expensive but the tea is ridiculously cheap.

TeaBrat

@DO\oug – good to know! How much is shipping?

Doug F

About $15 air mail from China. They have a few different dian hongs that are out of this world. One is only $9 for 100 grams! The others are not much more expensive. When I found these teas I felt like I had hit the mother lode of Yunnan golden needles/tips. Look also at the Imperial Mojiang gold bud, maybe the best of the lot and only $14 for a generous 100 gram pouch.

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My profile pic is of a pink dahlia at Golden Gate Park.

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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San Frandisco

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http://sanfrantea.teatra.de

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