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drank Mo Li Long Tiao by Carrefour
1911 tasting notes

Oh, it’s morning again. It always seems to come too early no matter how early I go to bed. :P This morning I used the gaiwan and made like the people in the tea malls for tastings… that is, I did a number of short steeps but dumped all of them into one vessel. The result is definitely very tasty, and fairly similar to basically drinking each successive gaiwan steep. As such, even though I end up with a cup of tea that looks the same as “western” style steeping, the taste is definitely different. An interesting experiment, and one I am excited to try with other teas at home!

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TeaBrat

At Red Blossom Tea one of the sales girls told me that’s how she makes her tea every morning, by dumping multiple gaiwan infusions into the same container. Still it seems kind of time consuming to me…

Dinosara

It is a bit time consuming, but not that much more because the successive steeps are so short. I actually only heat the water once and used it continuously… I know that means that it was actually dropping in temp as I was steeping and not increasing, but it seemed to work anyway.

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TeaBrat

At Red Blossom Tea one of the sales girls told me that’s how she makes her tea every morning, by dumping multiple gaiwan infusions into the same container. Still it seems kind of time consuming to me…

Dinosara

It is a bit time consuming, but not that much more because the successive steeps are so short. I actually only heat the water once and used it continuously… I know that means that it was actually dropping in temp as I was steeping and not increasing, but it seemed to work anyway.

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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.

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