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It was so hard to save this surprise sample from SIMPLYJEN until today, but I did it! Hooray for willpower! I wanted this to be our special “new” tea for tasting today, as I like to have at least one new tea each week for us to try.

Wow, this really needs to be on my next order. Describing it is really difficult, because I think I am still enough of a newbie not to know exactly how to describe, or even define, what i am tasting.

Nutty, definitely. Silky like Harney’s description said, absolutely. I agree that it had many of the characteristics of other Fujian teas but without the cocoa or chocolate notes. But I really keep getting a lemony or bright note as well. It was reminding me of a Darjeeling, but with none of the astringency I associate with some Darjeelings. This was smooth smooth smooth.

My guest loved it, youngest loved it, I love it. Thank you, thank you, Jen, for the wonderful surprise!

ashmanra

I feel better about my description now! I just went to the Harney website and they call it lightly fruity flavor. Maybe my palate is developing!

SimplyJenW

So glad you liked it!

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ashmanra

I feel better about my description now! I just went to the Harney website and they call it lightly fruity flavor. Maybe my palate is developing!

SimplyJenW

So glad you liked it!

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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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