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I’ve had this tea for about a month but decided to get around to trying it today. I should have been doing my copyediting homework, but instead I was goofing off all day and then took a nap so I’ll probably be up kinda late trying to get it done.

I followed Upton’s steeping instructions and decided to steep this for 4 minutes at 190F in my For Life teapot. Someday I will need to gongfu this, but right now I’m running a bit short on time. This really does seem like a baby dong ha pao, it has the traditional wuyi rock tea sort of flavor but much softer and gentler. I’m getting some peachy notes as well as a gentle cocoa element that is really quite a surprise. And loads of caramel – yum! This is really quite delicious and has a soft mouthfeel that lingers.

Definitely enjoyable for an evening/afternoon tea – now off I go to be productive!

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 4 min, 0 sec
Scott B

Good luck with your homework!

ScottTeaMan

Amy. did you get any other 2012 Pre-Chingming samples from Upton’s?? Hhhhmmm, I wonder if most/all P-C teas are lighter and “like a baby”. The 2011’s seemed to be that way too. :))

TeaBrat

Scott – just the ones you sent me :)

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Scott B

Good luck with your homework!

ScottTeaMan

Amy. did you get any other 2012 Pre-Chingming samples from Upton’s?? Hhhhmmm, I wonder if most/all P-C teas are lighter and “like a baby”. The 2011’s seemed to be that way too. :))

TeaBrat

Scott – just the ones you sent me :)

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