Asha Tea House

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I LOVE this tea.
I went to my first tea house everrrr with my mom and sister in San Francisco. I had such a great time and we are all rarely together and it was just so special. It is the first gong fu style tea I’ve had also. My mom and I shared this jasmine tea and nom! It is so fragrant and definitely the most delicious jasmine tea I have EVER had.

We bought a 2 oz pack and I ordered myself a gaiwan tea set and I am drinking this as we speak. It is far too strong but I think I am just brewing it for too long. I definitely need to test it out. Right now I’ve been doing the suggested 1 minute but it’s definitely too long. I am going on my third steep so I will bring the time down. I have just been watering it down because it is too bitter. Im sure this is like against all tea laws but I did it anyway.

If you are in the San Francisco, go to Asha! I think they also have a place in Berkeley.

Flavors: Floral, Jasmine

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89

Had this tea in SF today! My mom, sister, and I had this tea and their Jasmine Pearls as a tea set. Ahhh I would highly recommend going to Asha, and if you have some time to spare, purchase tea as a tea set! Mine, they served it on a traditional tea boat with a yixing clay pot, serving pot, and a sipping cup! My mom and sister shared the Jasmine tea. They had it in a gaiwan, and the serving pot and two sipping cups.

This tea was so good! This was the first time I actually had tea gong fu style, and it was fab. Though it had that dark, earthy taste to it, it still was pretty light and smooth.
((what is this tasting note I am so sorry. I was just so impressed by the presentation of the tea and the lovely and chill atmosphere that I forgot to pay attention to the tea itself ops))


I’m home just for a week for a mini vacation! My family and I went wine tasting and shopping and all things fab. Today was our San Francisco day :))
My mom, sister, and I made it a mission to go to some sort of tea lounge and found this cute tea place called the Chai Bar (which had Steph Curry tea [my sister and dad are huge Warriors fans]) but sadly, it was closed to Presidents Day. I went to yelp, and found Asha Tea just a block or two away from our next destination! So away we went and we stayed there for a good hour or so until we decided to get lunch and finish up shopping :)

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drank Yunnan Gong Fu by Asha Tea House
2816 tasting notes

Finishing the last of this tasty yunnan in my collection this morning. I should just stick to buying straight black teas and ditch everything else. They are the only ones I seem to drink on a regular basis!

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drank Yunnan Gong Fu by Asha Tea House
2816 tasting notes

I picked this up from the new Asha Tea House in San Francisco, which is just a short walk from my office downtown. So far I’ve had their houjicha latte and lemon jasmine iced green tea to go, both were really good.

I decided to pick some of this up today because yunnan blacks are definitely a favorite of mine and it couldn’t hurt to have another breakfast tea. I steeped it for 2 minutes with boiling water per package directions and am drinking it plain.

This is a nice, rich black tea that doesn’t have much bitterness at all. I am getting chocolate plus a bit of tobacco aroma & flavor. I don’t normally sweeten my tea but I ended up putting a small amount of sugar in this, and that brought out even more chocolate-y and roasted notes. A very good everyday drinker, for the morning or anytime. Happy with this purchase!

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 0 sec

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96

This tea was the other highlight of my trip to San Fran. Its not often you find a really good high quality black tea, and Red Ruby delivery. I was able to brew around 15 times in the gaiwan and it still held its flavor and color.

This is a lovely complex black tea with maraschino cherries, and a lovely wintergreen aroma/taste (that I often associate with the Uva region of Sri Lanka).

Well worth its money, this Red Ruby is much better than some black teas I’ve seen trying to pass for Sun Moon Lake.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 45 sec

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drank Gong Fu Black by Asha Tea House
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Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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drank Big Red Robe by Asha Tea House
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I won’t rate this, but I thought it would be amusing to note that SOMEHOW when I brewed this up (western) it smelled exactly like cow manuer. I kid you not. It was amazing and revolting at the same time.

Don’t ask me how.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec
ScottTeaMan

I’ve never had a Golden Buds Yunnan like that!!!

Lindsay

I’m willing to bet it was more my nose than the tea. The rest of the sample is going to a good home!

MaddHatter

Wow, that’s quite the scent! It’s similar to when I brewed a pot of DT Davis’s Breakfast and I swore it smelled like wet dog, but my brother got a different scent.

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