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Thank you Fong Mong Tea for this Sample

The weather is windy this afternoon, cloudy with a sprinkle of rain now and then. I am always tempted to gather my tea tray and a black tea or pu-erh when the clouds gather. Storms excite me. I huddle on the couch and watch between the pulled patio window curtains…wondering if there will be lightening over the mountain behind my house.

There was a single Black Tea sample packed in the sample box from FONG MONG TEA this week. Lucky me!

The flavor of this tea was very chocolatey with light malt (a bit like the Laoshan Black Tea from Verdant, but milder). This was sweet and wet on the tongue without astringency. An icy coolness was tingling my whole mouth and was perhaps what was refered to as mint in the Steepster notes. However, I didn’t taste mint like mint leaves…but felt the coolness. The flavor is light but has depth. Real character.

So much of the world drinks Black Tea with additions. I try now and then to comment on tea for people who prefer drinking it that way.
With sweetening, this tea was enhanced a great deal (which is not always true). It became a very mellow chocolate dessert tea, with an aftertaste that was like taking a bite of pastry…and the flavor lingered!
With milk, (cream in my case)…Heaven! I could serve this to the Royals! Superb!

Here’s another bit of information I looked up. If you want to make your own “Bubble Tea” this is the tea to use. With sweetener, condensed milk, tapioca pearls, ice in a blender… this Taiwanese Tea is the type that is used. (Don’t put the pearls in until after blending of course and you can add fruit also).

Really tasty tea. The flavor does not end. I mean it! It’s been a while since I finished my cups of tea and I can still taste the flavor clearly! I want more!

Alphakitty

This sounds so tasty! I got my samples from Fong Mong yesterday and this was one of them, now I’m extra excited to try it.

Azzrian

Same here!

ashmanra

I asked for this one! I have had Ruby #18 and Black Ruby which are the same varietal from the area and loved both, so I have high hopes for it!

TeaBrat

Are they only on EBay?

Bonnie

I’ve only seen the ebay sadly. It appears that the cheapest way to purchase would be to go in with one or more others to cut costs which looks good actually. So far the tea gas been very high quality.

Bonnie

Gas? Really? Waz up? HAS OK!

TeaBrat

Spell check?? :)

Invader Zim

It’s ok Bonnie, we all know you really meant gas ;)

Bonnie

Ok ok…I know what. I give you guys GAS! So there! Keep it!

Bonnie

By the way, where are all the old people like me on Steepster? Don’t you guys have young hearted grandparents or moms and dads? Kick some sense into them! (You are keeping me young though!)

Invader Zim

I’m over here laughing at the comments and my husband just looks at me and shakes his head!

Bonnie

He’s over 40 isn’t he?! That’s what they do. After 50 they can’t hear. After 60…have no idea. If I get one again…they’d better mind their own business until I need them. And have some money this time. I’ve been mama too much and I’m done with it!

Azzrian

You go girl! :)
However …. how did resteeping go for you on this one? Mine was unsuccessful.

Bonnie

I’ll try that now ….and I forgot amore! I think tea drinkers must be passionate folk!

Bonnie

Ok…resteeped for 5minutes and mmmmmmgood!

Invader Zim

No not quite 30 yet!

Bonnie

So sad!

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Alphakitty

This sounds so tasty! I got my samples from Fong Mong yesterday and this was one of them, now I’m extra excited to try it.

Azzrian

Same here!

ashmanra

I asked for this one! I have had Ruby #18 and Black Ruby which are the same varietal from the area and loved both, so I have high hopes for it!

TeaBrat

Are they only on EBay?

Bonnie

I’ve only seen the ebay sadly. It appears that the cheapest way to purchase would be to go in with one or more others to cut costs which looks good actually. So far the tea gas been very high quality.

Bonnie

Gas? Really? Waz up? HAS OK!

TeaBrat

Spell check?? :)

Invader Zim

It’s ok Bonnie, we all know you really meant gas ;)

Bonnie

Ok ok…I know what. I give you guys GAS! So there! Keep it!

Bonnie

By the way, where are all the old people like me on Steepster? Don’t you guys have young hearted grandparents or moms and dads? Kick some sense into them! (You are keeping me young though!)

Invader Zim

I’m over here laughing at the comments and my husband just looks at me and shakes his head!

Bonnie

He’s over 40 isn’t he?! That’s what they do. After 50 they can’t hear. After 60…have no idea. If I get one again…they’d better mind their own business until I need them. And have some money this time. I’ve been mama too much and I’m done with it!

Azzrian

You go girl! :)
However …. how did resteeping go for you on this one? Mine was unsuccessful.

Bonnie

I’ll try that now ….and I forgot amore! I think tea drinkers must be passionate folk!

Bonnie

Ok…resteeped for 5minutes and mmmmmmgood!

Invader Zim

No not quite 30 yet!

Bonnie

So sad!

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There are several tea houses close to my home and a Tea Festival in Boulder. Fort Collins is a bit of a foodie town. We brew lots of Beer (Fat Tire is one brand) and have several Spice Shops (Savory was one featured on Food Network).
Colorado State University is a mile from my home and the Rocky Mountains begin to climb at the end of my street. The climate is semi-arid with LOTS OF SUN AT 5000 feet. (Heavy Winter snows start in higher elevations). Living my whole life in Northern California (Silicon Valley) I have to admit that I LOVE IT HERE!!!
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My family is Bi-racial (African-American, Scots) and Bi-cultural, (Peru, Cyprus, France, Mexico, Native American)
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