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drank Rizhao Black by Ali Express
2860 tasting notes

One of the teas from the BBBBox, compliments of TastyBrew. I enjoyed the last of this earlier today, as an after breakfast tea. I figure I better start polishing some of those first & 2nd round teas off, since the box will likely be headed my way before I know it! This one features notes of chocolate, molasses, & roastiness. :)

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drank Rizhao Black by Ali Express
4729 tasting notes

Another sipdown! I figured with the incoming BBB Box, i really should get through at least ONE of the teas from the last round! I’ll focus on the others this weekend heh. A great tasting tea that i’m super happy tastybrew sent out way :)

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drank Rizhao Black by Ali Express
4729 tasting notes

I was going to try and get at least one sipdown in today but that is SO not happening. I’m about ready to crawl in to bed and go to sleep until tomorrow.
i had this in the morning as well and it was super tasty again. I really do love sharing teas with terri and tastybrew!

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drank Rizhao Black by Ali Express
4729 tasting notes

mmm…another tea from the BBB Box from Tastybrew!

This is very similar in profile to LB. I may need to do a comparison just to drink them side by side. I am a fan!

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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drank Rizhao Black by Ali Express
2860 tasting notes

Another tea from the BBBBox, this one contributed by Tasty Brew. Today this tea is reminding me somewhat of Laoshan Black, with a chocolaty taste too it, but not as sweet. As it cooled down, it took on a bitter tone.

Round three of the BBBBox arrived at my door today! Yay!! More tea!

Sil

Aaaaahhhh! That means it’s going to be here before November lol

Terri HarpLady

Want me to take my time sending it out? :)

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drank Rizhao Black by Ali Express
1917 tasting notes

Sipdown, 150! Thanks to Sil for this tea! (There’s a phrase you will be seeing in 90% of my upcoming tasting notes, since she sent me a ton of new teas). I appreciate you sending me a bit of this tea from Tasty Brew, since she made me intrigued about Rizhao teas. Not sure if this is the same as the Yeah Stick Teas version, but the pack said Ali Express so I will post it here.

I can see where the comparisons to Laoshan Black come from , because the smell is totally taking me right there. Roasty-toasty chocolate, yum. When I first sipped it when it was still quite hot, it had a nice balance of flavors but didn’t really bowl me over. Then it cooled down a bit and holy crap, sweet!! It is amazing, like molasses and chocolate. YUM. It has that flavor of toasted grains that really complements the chocolate, and which I love in a tea. I’m also amazed by how complete these tea leaves are… I’m used to only seeing complete, untorn tea leaves in oolongs, but there a bunch in this tea. So pleased with this one, and I’m glad I got to try it!

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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drank Rizhao Black by Ali Express
2860 tasting notes

This tea was included in the BBB Box by Tasty Brew.
It’s an interesting tasting tea, with a chocolatey taste, plus something else that is vaguely familiar that I just can’t pinpoint. A nice cup!
I’m not familiar with Ali Express, & although they aren’t just a tea co, I added them to the vendors list, so that I could add this tea.

TastyBrew

Yeah, this one reminds me of a mellower laoshan black. Almost like the laoshan roasted oolong and a touch sweeter.

Sil

looking forward to seeing this one come my way :)

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