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95
drank Gong Fu Black by Zhi Tea
415 tasting notes

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This was the last tea I sampled before mailing the box on to skysamurai and it was a great way to end my tasting adventure! This is a smooth yet robust Chinese black tea with rich cocoa notes and a hint of lingering caramel sweetness. My sample re-steeped beautifully and I’m sad there was only enough left for one cup. Adding it to my wish list!

Flavors: Caramel, Cocoa, Smooth

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 10 OZ / 295 ML

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88
drank Violet Femme by Zhi Tea
96 tasting notes

I used this tea to pair with The Mists of Avalon in my tea book club, titled Steeply Scared. It was such a hit. Velvety smooth, the flavors blended perfectly. Out of about a dozen or so teas I have introduced to the book club thus far, this one seemed to have the biggest positive reaction with a couple of members wanting to get the information on the tea to order some for themselves. I think that says more than anything I could write up here.

Flavors: Earl Grey, Lavender, Vanilla

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec 14 g 48 OZ / 1419 ML

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83
drank Gong Fu Black by Zhi Tea
96 tasting notes

I had ordered another tea from Zhi Tea for a book club of mine and saw that this tea had a great rating so decided to pick up a sample.

I can see why this has such a good rating. It is a smooth, balanced black tea with yummy malty notes. Very drinkable and tasty. It is a very solid black tea that would be a superb choice for an everyday drinker.

Flavors: Malt

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 30 sec 5 g 3 OZ / 88 ML

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80
drank Coconut Assam by Zhi Tea
73 tasting notes

This tea really surprised me with the delicate coconut flavour. I had enjoyed plain assam before so I knew that it had the potential to be good, but I wasn’t expecting to really enjoy this tea on my first try. I did put a little bit too much leaf, leading to slight bitterness, but overall this will be one of my new go-to teas for the morning or during that afternoon slump. The body is really smooth and the coconut adds a nice kick of tropical sweetness. Smells very pleasantly too!

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85
drank Violet Femme by Zhi Tea
751 tasting notes

Seeing TeaTiff’s review reminded me that I wrote something up for this when tea-sipper shared some with me awhile back.

The flavors were all extremely well blended together. It was a really balanced floral and vanilla. I really did like this one. And I forgot all about it when I placed an order with Zhi recently.

Dustin

This one is my favorite from Zhi!

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60
drank Cacao Chai by Zhi Tea
636 tasting notes

Well you can’t love them all. This is sweet, weird sweet, and the base is missing.

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84
drank Coconut Assam by Zhi Tea
636 tasting notes

Another hit from Zhi Tea. So I was on the fence about this one. Coconut and me are iffy, but the Assam put me over the top. In my head it sounded like it should be so delicious. This time it was! The coconut is a toasted coconut and it brings a very toasty sweetness to the tea. The base Assam is smooth and actually offers a bit of a coffee/chocolate flavor. I love it when the samples that I order surprise me. Now I will just have to wait until next years sale to get more:)

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90
drank Violet Femme by Zhi Tea
636 tasting notes

My first BF order arrived last night. Zhi Tea. I added a sample of this tea to the order per a recommendation from fission___mailed. I love trying different EG’s and this was a fun spin on one. The smell of this is really good. It smells sweet and slightly floral. This is good! The base is there, yet smooth. I get slight hints of berg with a very creamy sweetness to it. At the end of the sip I get a tad flash of lavender that rounds it all out. Ooooh this is calming! This is slightly different from Zen Tea’s EGC, but yet similar. I like them both. Yum Yum Yum!

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89

This is one of my favorite green teas. The cherry flavor is subtle and it doesn’t remind me of cherry-flavored lozenges at all. It isn’t overly-grassy like some green teas can be.

Preparation
165 °F / 73 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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83
drank Genmaicha by Zhi Tea
32 tasting notes

I love the brothiness and nuttiness that you get from the brown rice. It pairs well with the grassiness of the green tea.

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85

This tea smells very tropical when dry but it is more subtle once brewed. I don’t find it overpowering like some of the other fruit teas from Zhi. Tastes fantastic both hot and iced!

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85

This is a very nutty tea with a subtle raspberry flavor. I think the flavors work very well together.

Flavors: Nutty, Raspberry

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100

This is hands-down the best chamomile tea I have ever tasted. It’s very flavorful and produces a beautiful golden-yellow cup. Very smooth with some slight honey flavor. I love drinking this before bedtime to help me sleep.

Flavors: Honey

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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95

This tea is incredibly smooth with no astringency. I love the chocolate flavors and to me it’s also somewhat earthy – it’s delicious and it’s the perfect morning cup.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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10
drank Vanilla Rose by Zhi Tea
32 tasting notes

This tea is pretty to look at with the miniature roses, but that’s about it. It’s sickeningly floral. Couldn’t stand it and it gave me a headache.

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88

Minty but not overpowering by any means. I love this tea and it really doesn’t need any additional sugar due to the Stevia leaf that is already in this blend. This tea is also caffeine-free which allows me to enjoy it in the evening.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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90
drank Mango Black by Zhi Tea
32 tasting notes

I can definitely taste the mango in this tea. Adding a little bit of sugar or honey brings out the mango flavor, imo. This tea is wonderful both hot and over ice.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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100
drank Violet Femme by Zhi Tea
32 tasting notes

I feel like a princess when I drink it and I’m actually enjoying a cup right now! The sharpness of the bergamot is mellowed out by the creaminess of the vanilla. You can definitely taste the lavender but it isn’t overpowering. The tea base is assam so there is a little bit of astringency. You can enjoy this tea as is or with a touch of sugar and a splash of milk/cream. Either way, this tea is lovely and also beautiful to look at due to the cornflowers.

Flavors: Bergamot, Flowers, Lavender, Vanilla

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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63
drank Gong Fu Black by Zhi Tea
1 tasting notes

i like this tea, very useful for me

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100
drank Gong Fu Black by Zhi Tea
7 tasting notes

Not sure if this is black tea or black little pieces of heaven. This tea was absolutely incredible.

I wish I could piece together how I felt about it, but basically it was very very good. The air in the room once you ge the leaves wet is amazing. The tea taste is very sweet but also a bit refreshingly bitter. I wish I knew the full name of this tea or if it will be the same next year. Its superb.

Ps- Best results were with boiling water

Preparation
Boiling 1 min, 15 sec

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97
drank Gong Fu Black by Zhi Tea
1 tasting notes

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Flavors: Fruity

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 1 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 0 OZ / 10 ML

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