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drank Dong Ding by Naivetea
2394 tasting notes

Slowly I am working my way through two sample packs I got from Naivetea. This must be the last thing I drink with caffeine today if I ever want to go to sleep!

I am very happy with this. The word sublime comes to mind. It is slightly sweet, honeyish with a bit of caramel flavors. It has a lovely golden yellow color and a bit of peach in the aroma. I am getting some buttery notes in the finish. I feel a bit like I’m drinking liquid gold. I’m amazed there is no added flavoring in here. It’s pretty flavorful on it’s own… still going perfectly strong after 3 steeps here of about 2 minutes.

It is quite good so I will probably end up wanting more of it. After the third steep, I was about to cry due to pangs of regret. How could I have wasted so many years of my life drinking crap tea? Naivetea does have a lot of tasty oolongs… :)

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 1 min, 45 sec
Nicole

Yeah, once you discover good tea, you wonder how you lived without it. :)

Honey

This tea sounds beyond amazing. I love oolongs so I must make room in my cupboards to try some from Naivetea :)

TeaBrat

@Nicole – so true!
@Viva La Tea – Naivetea some very nice sampler packs. To me they were worth every penny.

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Nicole

Yeah, once you discover good tea, you wonder how you lived without it. :)

Honey

This tea sounds beyond amazing. I love oolongs so I must make room in my cupboards to try some from Naivetea :)

TeaBrat

@Nicole – so true!
@Viva La Tea – Naivetea some very nice sampler packs. To me they were worth every penny.

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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. :)

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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

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