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drank Bogart by Leland Tea Co
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drank Bogart by Leland Tea Co
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the first tin of Bogart we bought in San Fran is gone. I think that’s a record for this household. It’s also the first loose-leaf tea that my husband drank more of than I did. But I got the last cup today :-)

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec
TeaBrat

Oh, this sounds good! I’ll need to go to Leland Tea again soon, it’s been a while!

Nicole

This sounds really good!

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drank Bogart by Leland Tea Co
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The first tea of 2013 (also my fave tea of 2012)! Glad to be spending a restful New Year’s Day with my husband, and starting it with a mug of Bogie for each of us.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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drank Bogart by Leland Tea Co
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drank Bogart by Leland Tea Co
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A quiet morning with Bogart and a book is just the thing after a long evening of socializing, eating and drinking. :-)

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 15 sec

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drank Bogart by Leland Tea Co
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drank Bogart by Leland Tea Co
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Mmm, breakfast with Bogie… :-)

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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drank Bogart by Leland Tea Co
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I am so glad we made it to Leland. Bogart was everything I imagined! My husband and I shared a pot and both loved it. I bought the large tin ( actually 2 smalls since they were out of large, which is even better for freshness sake.) they were packed full too ( but not to the point of crushing the leaves)

Azzrian

Ooooo I looked up the flavors in this – sounds amazing! Added to my shopping list.

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drank Vanilla Bean Creme by Leland Tea Co
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Woke up craving “sweet” and this was a good alternative to a Twinkie for breakfast :) Good basic vanilla black. Might hold its own against Vanilla Comoro, which I know is the gold standard for many of you out there.

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drank Vanilla Bean Creme by Leland Tea Co
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This one hasn’t been stored well or wisely—just in a baggie, but even so, it’s got a nice smooth black tea base and medium-strong vanilla flavor. Not cloying, just gentle and pleasant. I suspect it’ll blend well with lots of odds and ends.

Joy to you today. Yeah, even on a Monday.

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drank Dragonwell by Leland Tea Co
2399 tasting notes

I’m drinking this again this morning. It is pleasant enough but I don’t know if I really get the appeal of dragonwell – am I missing something or is this just not a very good example?

Dorothy

I don’t know if it’s a good example or not, but just looking at the picture I couldn’t believe it was dragon well. It’s not even uhh very green. Compare it with the Teavivire pictures: http://www.teavivre.com/premium-dragon-well-green-tea/
It looks totally different!

TeaBrat

Hmmm. you may have a good point there. Perhaps more experiments are required.

ScottTeaMan

So far, of the Dragonwell teas I’ve tried (only a few), I’m not a big fan. Maybe I’m just not brewing it properly?

ScottTeaMan

I’ve read that West Lake Long Jing is an area of premium teas. Looks like I’ll have to order another tea from Teavivre!

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drank Dragonwell by Leland Tea Co
2399 tasting notes

I increased the rating a little bit this morning. It is very pleasant.

Preparation
165 °F / 73 °C 2 min, 0 sec
Charles Thomas Draper

I love Lung Ching….

TeaBrat

I wish this had a bit more flavor… can you recommend a really good one?

Charles Thomas Draper

well, I had a kilo from China that my gfs family sent over. Sadly it gone. It was written in Chinese. It was poetry in a cup. I have been drinking uptons superfine but it does’nt compare. I have noticed that this tea and most other greens are better when brewed in a glass with water that is way less than boiling. I don’t measure anything. Time or temperature or amounts. My next shipment to you will contain greens….

ScottTeaMan

That’s a problem for me-flavor. Maybe b/c I’ve only had a couple standard grades. I like Lung Chings, just haven’t tasted one I’m Crazy about.

TeaBrat

It is not my favorite in terms of flavor but it’s easier on my stomach than some other green teas.

Charles Thomas Draper

There is a reason it’s one of the Top 10 Teas in China….

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drank Dragonwell by Leland Tea Co
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This is a very nice dragonwell tea which I picked up at Leland Tea Company a few months ago. The leaves smell of spinach and it brews up to be a slightly nutty green tea. I much prefer the mellow taste of this dragonwell over something like Sencha (personal preference). Nothing spectacular but certainly great for every day/anytime drinking. Organic is definitely a bonus. If you’re ever in San Francisco you must stop by the Leland Tea Company which has an unpretentious atmosphere and a very friendly staff.

Preparation
2 min, 0 sec

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drank A Touch of Evil by Leland Tea Co
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A “Touch of Evil?” I think not. It’s a touch of cantaloupe. I like it well enough for a melon flavored tea, but what a misnomer.

I see that Leland is not longer selling this. I wish they would repackage it and rename it as “Mild Melon Morality”.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 5 min, 0 sec
Batrachoid

XD Understandable. Cantaloupe’s quite mild to begin with. Should’ve been crafty like 52teas and put it with a white base.

Rabs

Aha! Cantaloupe! The moment that you wrote that I had a flashback to when I tried this from your Shakespeare box. I need to go read my note on this one…be right back!

Rabs

Yes! Cantaloupe was what I was trying to get my tastebuds to recognize. Thank you for solving that mystery :)

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