drank Hao Ya 'A' by Harney & Sons
1817 tasting notes

I ordered the sample of this again – this is my third time! The first time I bought it I thought it was far too strong! I didn’t think I would ever develop a taste for something like this. The second time I thought it was good, with lots of cocoa notes. This time I am not really enjoying it. I added milk and sugar after realizing that it wasn’t growing on me. It was a tad bitter, and I think I may actually have oversteeped it since I was making three pots of tea at once. (Daughters want different tea from each other and me!) I will try it again tomorrow side by side with Hao Ya B and see what happens, and I will be more careful this time!

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205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 30 sec

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