I don’t know what happened the first time I tried this. I found all sorts of notes in the aroma and flavor that reminded me of teas I love, yet there was something I couldn’t put my finger on that bothered me about it. I wasn’t sure that I really liked it as much as I had hoped to like it.

There was definitely something different today! Last time youngest didn’t even like it, today she thought it was very good. My guest and i felt that it compared favorably with Yunnan Royal Gold from A Southern Season, having those same sweet potato notes only darker and stronger.

This tea did develop a wee bit of astringency as it cooled, but not too much. We were not even motivated to add milk to mitigate the effect. We just didn’t pick it up at all on the first cup, and noticed on the last.

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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.

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