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drank Lao Cong Zi Ya by Norbu Tea
2163 tasting notes

Interesting tea here, I am not getting the chance to steep it gongfu style per the recommendation. I got a nice dark brown cuppa, which is a bit malty but also has the essence of red wine. By now I think I’ve figured out that Taiwan black teas are not my absolute favorite for some reason, this tea seems to have a hint of tobacco and bitterness as well although the top notes are very sweet. Not too bad overall, but not going on my list of things to repurchase.

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

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