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drank Mei Li by Tao of Tea
2163 tasting notes

well, this tea is certainly very interesting. It has a very beautiful long and slender leaf shape.

Upon opening it I got a smoky smell like a lapsang souchong which was really surprising!

I stepped this for about 90 seconds in cooler water (not sure of the exact temperature)

To me this tastes of pine, wood and ocean. I’m not sure I love it but it is very intriguing and complex… the website says it carries the taste and smells of the misty northern Fujian countryside where it is grown. I am definitely picking that up here, very cool.

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 1 min, 0 sec
Charles Thomas Draper

sounds better than a 76….

TeaBrat

perhaps it will grow on me.

ScottTeaMan

Looks like a stunningly scrumptous tea. I’d buy it, if i was ordering more teas from Tao.

TeaBrat

Scott, let me know if you want a sample of it

ScottTeaMan

ok, I’ll PM fora swap

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Charles Thomas Draper

sounds better than a 76….

TeaBrat

perhaps it will grow on me.

ScottTeaMan

Looks like a stunningly scrumptous tea. I’d buy it, if i was ordering more teas from Tao.

TeaBrat

Scott, let me know if you want a sample of it

ScottTeaMan

ok, I’ll PM fora swap

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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!

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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

94-90 An excellent tea which I may or may not repurchase

89-80 Pretty good, above average

79-70 Acceptable

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59-50 Ick

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