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Mm, black dragon pearls, you are so delicious. The thing that amazes me about this tea is how naturally sweet it is. It is astounding! Chocolatey and caramelly, yum.

It’s hard to believe that at one point I would be uninterested in, or even not like this tea, but maybe a year ago that would have been the case. If you had asked me a year ago if I thought I would get into unflavored black teas, I would have said absolutely not, that is one I will never get into. My how our tastes change! Now this is one of my favorite teas. I do have to mostly attribute that shift to Teavivre’s tasting packages, which let me know how good black tea could be.

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Babble

I’m intrigued by this. Almost got it with my first sample order, but decided not to. I’m not a big black tea person. How do you like the gongfu black?

Dinosara

I was never a black tea person until I had Chinese gongfu black! The tea that converted me was Teavivre’s Bailin Gongfu, but now I think I like this one even better. It is so naturally sweet and chocolatey. It would be a great one to sample!

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Babble

I’m intrigued by this. Almost got it with my first sample order, but decided not to. I’m not a big black tea person. How do you like the gongfu black?

Dinosara

I was never a black tea person until I had Chinese gongfu black! The tea that converted me was Teavivre’s Bailin Gongfu, but now I think I like this one even better. It is so naturally sweet and chocolatey. It would be a great one to sample!

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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.
89-86: 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
85-80: 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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