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I was excited to get this one in my sample box because I recently tried a different dragon well and really enjoyed it. I am happy to say that this one has lived up to my expectations.

Thanks again to Teavivre for the extremely generous sample of this tea. There’s so much in the pouch! The leaf is bright and smooth, and it smells a bit grassy and a bit nutty and a touch buttery. Steeped, that lovely chestnutty aroma comes out, which reminds me so much of chestnut sweets from a chinese bakery. The liquor is a very pale yellow, only slightly darker than the white of the mug, yet it’s still a flavorful cup. Smooth, lightly grassy, but also nutty and sweet, this tea has a lot of dimensions to it. A really really tasty cup.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 0 sec
TeaBrat

I am curious, what kind of water to leaf ratio did you use?

Dinosara

I used about 2 tsp of leaves for 12oz of water, but I feel like I could have gone with a little more leaf.

ashmanra

I loved this one so much I bought it on my first order.

SimplyJenW

This is a fave of mine, too. Since it is a fluffy tea, I probably went with 1 1/2-2 tsp per cup. I have a feeling it would weigh about right at this ratio.

TeaBrat

Thanks all, mine still seemed kind of bland and watery so I might need to use more leaf.

Scatterbrain

Anxiously awaiting my Teavivre samples now, this being one of them. :)

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TeaBrat

I am curious, what kind of water to leaf ratio did you use?

Dinosara

I used about 2 tsp of leaves for 12oz of water, but I feel like I could have gone with a little more leaf.

ashmanra

I loved this one so much I bought it on my first order.

SimplyJenW

This is a fave of mine, too. Since it is a fluffy tea, I probably went with 1 1/2-2 tsp per cup. I have a feeling it would weigh about right at this ratio.

TeaBrat

Thanks all, mine still seemed kind of bland and watery so I might need to use more leaf.

Scatterbrain

Anxiously awaiting my Teavivre samples now, this being one of them. :)

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I am tea obsessed, with the stash to match. I tend to really enjoy green oolongs, Chinese blacks, and flavored teas with high quality bases, especially florals, bergamot-based teas, and chocolate teas.

In my free time I am a birder, baker, and music/movie/tv addict.

Here are my rating categories, FYI:
100-90: Mind-blowingly good, just right for my palate, and teas that just take me to a happy place.
89-85: I really really like these teas and will keep most of them in the permanent collection, but they’re not quite as spectacular as the top category
84-80: Pretty tasty teas that I enjoy well enough, but definitely won’t rebuy when I run out.
79-70: Teas that I would probably drink again, but only if there were no preferrable options.
69-50: Teas that I don’t really enjoy all that much and wouldn’t drink another cup of.
49 and below: Mega yuck. This tea is just disgusting to me.
Unrated: Usually I feel unqualified to rate these teas because they are types of teas that I tend to not like in general. Sometimes user error or tea brewed under poor conditions.

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