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Sipdown, 234, but this one is coming back into my cupboard soon. Yes, I bit the bullet and ordered 2oz of it, which is the max you can order.

This cup convinced me. I didn’t have that much of it left, so I decided to do a western-style in my 6oz pot. Sooo delicious and chocolatey and sweet. Man the aftertaste was sweet on this cup. Way more expensive than most people on here would pay for a tea, but to me it is worth it.

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Kashyap

there is many a saying concerning the ‘value’ of a thing being worth what you pay….the reality is tea is coming into its own and many communities are affected, some are still being exploited and manipulated, and some are still trying to find a way to exploit…David has done a revolutionary thing in bringing these teas to the market and doing so with interpersonal relationships, honesty, respect, and reverence…we need more things like this in the tea community and less ‘fruffy-bubble gum, mix it to obscurity, cover its character, dunno-where it comes from’ cheap teas….the value of the tea in this case is woven in its relationships and you can’t diminish its worth to our broader human community.

Kittenna

How does this differ from the regular Laoshan Black? I think I have a sample of it myself, but am curious as to your thoughts.

Dinosara

You know I am going to have to try a cup of regular Laoshan Black to really compare, but I would say this one is just like that one amped up to 11. It is richer, with more of all the awesome flavors in the regular version.

Kittenna

I do love the richness of Laoshan Black, mmm. I’ll have to try my sample soon, but not tonight, as I chose to consume raw garlic and now my tongue is temporarily ruined :P

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Kashyap

there is many a saying concerning the ‘value’ of a thing being worth what you pay….the reality is tea is coming into its own and many communities are affected, some are still being exploited and manipulated, and some are still trying to find a way to exploit…David has done a revolutionary thing in bringing these teas to the market and doing so with interpersonal relationships, honesty, respect, and reverence…we need more things like this in the tea community and less ‘fruffy-bubble gum, mix it to obscurity, cover its character, dunno-where it comes from’ cheap teas….the value of the tea in this case is woven in its relationships and you can’t diminish its worth to our broader human community.

Kittenna

How does this differ from the regular Laoshan Black? I think I have a sample of it myself, but am curious as to your thoughts.

Dinosara

You know I am going to have to try a cup of regular Laoshan Black to really compare, but I would say this one is just like that one amped up to 11. It is richer, with more of all the awesome flavors in the regular version.

Kittenna

I do love the richness of Laoshan Black, mmm. I’ll have to try my sample soon, but not tonight, as I chose to consume raw garlic and now my tongue is temporarily ruined :P

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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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