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This is one of the teas I received from Russel Allyn and Harney and Sons.

I was pretty excited about this one, because in two of the tea shops I have visited in Raleigh lately, they have mentioned this type of tea as being a current favorite of theirs.

The dry leaf is long and somewhat thin and is a medium green color. The aroma is fairly strong. Very nice!

The liquor is light to medium gold. I am not picking up on the smoke others have mentioned, but I do get what I would call a lightly roasted walnut or pecan aroma and taste. There is a nice mineral or frosty quality to this and it feels a bit milky in the mouth. It made me think of when you are cooking a pot of rice and it isn’t quite done, and there is frothy water and rice starch bubbling up at the sides. That is a fairly good description of the aroma and texture I am getting here.

This is definitely a subtle tea, ever so smooth with not even a hint of sourness or astringency, but not as subtle as a white tea. This is quite good. This is the type of tea I like to make in my biggest tetsubin and set over a warmer to sip on all day along when I have such days!

To sum up, mellow, smooth, subtle, lightly mineral/frosty, slightly nutty, milky like rice water!

Thank you, Russel and Harney and Sons!

Azzrian

MMMmmmmmm walnut, pecan – either way sounds LOVELY!

Me

Yes, this one sounds tasty.

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Azzrian

MMMmmmmmm walnut, pecan – either way sounds LOVELY!

Me

Yes, this one sounds tasty.

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I am a music teacher and homeschooling mom who started drinking loose leaf tea about four years ago! My daughters and I have tea every day, and we are frequently joined by my students or friends for “tea time.” Now my hubby joins us, too. His tastes have evolved from Tetley with milk and sugar to mostly unadorned greens.

We have learned so much history, geography, and culture in this journey.

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