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Gold Fish Tea

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67
drank Clouds & Mist by Gold Fish Tea
41 tasting notes

Nice green flavor. Some earthy notes.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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67
drank Keemun by Gold Fish Tea
14 tasting notes

I got into the shop this afternoon and everybody was drinking Keemun. So, playing the part of mindless social automaton, I brewed up a cup of my own so I wouldn’t be left out of the fun. I put tea leaves in to steep… and then had to sit down for a presentation that lasted for more than a half an hour. By the time I got back to the Keemun the water was tepid and such a dark brown I could barely see the white bottom of the mug through the liqueur.

With that in mind, I tried the tea and it reminded me a lot of another type: Whittard of Chelsea Black Tea from England (which I have reviewed before). Considering I over steeped this cup, it’s probably not a fair first tasting and I’ll need to review it again. I feel safe saying at least that Keemun strongly resembles a classic black tea in the style of India or Great Britain.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C
Peggie Bennett

I’m just thinking that Gold Fish Tea is not an appetizing name for a tea company. Because gold fish tea is really just fish broth.

Steve

Haha!~ I know what you mean. The owners wanted to refer to the carp in the name, which is a symbol for wealth and prosperity in Chinese culture. I hope it doesn’t turn too many people off of tea!

Peggie Bennett

Cuppa Carp? :-)
I think some things just get lost in translation. And they probably need a better logo design person. Maybe the Romanized words for “wealth” and “prosperity” with a gold fish as the logo in the background. Then it seems all Eastern and mysterious-like to the Westerners. (I can say that because I’m Chinese.) :-)

Steve

Do you know someone?

Peggie Bennett

I think there are a couple of people I know that could do the job.

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