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drank Special Dark by Mandala Tea
1045 tasting notes

Round 2! I resteeped the leaves from last night’s go at Special Dark.
This time I added some honey and a splash of soymilk.

SOO CREAMY! Rich, chocolately with a interesting caramel note along with some woodsy nuttyness thickness.

I think I prefer short steeps of Special Dark, though adding milk and sweetner was pretty yummy – I could see myself doing it again.

Preparation
Boiling 7 min, 0 sec
Stephanie

That’s it…I’m gonna have to make a Mandala order as soon as I have the cash! :P

Cavocorax

I’m thinking the same thing!

Garret

So great! This is the tea we’ve been brewing up at the sampling bar all day!! Yum! So happy you’re diggin’ it!! I just secured 20 more pounds of it from the producer, but that’s it. All gone after that unless a miracle transpires and he finds more in his tea factory!

Awkward Soul

Uh oh. Limited supply always gets me, I know I’m ordering more with my next order!

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Stephanie

That’s it…I’m gonna have to make a Mandala order as soon as I have the cash! :P

Cavocorax

I’m thinking the same thing!

Garret

So great! This is the tea we’ve been brewing up at the sampling bar all day!! Yum! So happy you’re diggin’ it!! I just secured 20 more pounds of it from the producer, but that’s it. All gone after that unless a miracle transpires and he finds more in his tea factory!

Awkward Soul

Uh oh. Limited supply always gets me, I know I’m ordering more with my next order!

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I was raised on floral oolongs and green teas, mostly “beauty” teas. Early on as a kid, I can guzzle an entire pot of tea (or two) at a Chinese or Japanese restaurant.
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The tea brand that got me started into loose leaf teas was DAVIDsTea. I used to live in Vancouver Canada and had access to their shop, however that is now limited since I moved to southern California.

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Mandala Tea
Steep City Teas
Butiki Teas
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Della Terra Teas
Lupicia
Verdant Tea
Yunnan Sourcing
52 Teas / Zoomdweebies
Yunomi.us
Red Leaf Tea
New Mexico Tea Co
Bluebird Tea Co
The Persimmon Tree

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