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I figured now is as good a time as any to revisit this one in comparison to the Teavivre Tan Yang I just tried. I have enough of this pouch left for one more cup after this, so I will be able to revisit again before I’m out. I suppose I also need to dig out my Tan Yang from China, see how it compares, and see if either this one or the Teavivre one come close to replacing it.

I’ve also wanted to re-try this one because immediately after drinking it last time I started having some kind of weird, sweet aftertaste for a few days, and then I was unsure of whether the sweet notes in this tea were really real or not.

Turns out they were sorta real. This tea has a ton of molasses notes to it, and that strong raisin is back especially in the aftertaste. I do think it is less sweet than the last time I drank it, curse my wonky tastebuds. But that doesn’t mean it isn’t delicious. It is really an excellent tan yang. And now I am even more antsy to try Teavivre’s again, because I am hoping that brewed properly with good water it is similar, because it’s less than half the price!

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195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec
Rachel J

Have you tried the Harney “Panyang Congou” that’s much cheaper? Wondering if you could characterize the difference. I really liked the Teavivre I tried yesterday.

Dinosara

I haven’t actually, but now I would like to. I have a feeling it might be more similar to Teaspring’s Tan Yang Te Ji, which doesn’t have as many golden tips. I find it to be a touch rough around the edges for me, not as smooth or sweet.

Rachel J

Right… I think it was the golden tips in the Teavivre one that gave it the sweetness reminiscent of a Yunnan Dian Hong. It sure was yummy.

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Rachel J

Have you tried the Harney “Panyang Congou” that’s much cheaper? Wondering if you could characterize the difference. I really liked the Teavivre I tried yesterday.

Dinosara

I haven’t actually, but now I would like to. I have a feeling it might be more similar to Teaspring’s Tan Yang Te Ji, which doesn’t have as many golden tips. I find it to be a touch rough around the edges for me, not as smooth or sweet.

Rachel J

Right… I think it was the golden tips in the Teavivre one that gave it the sweetness reminiscent of a Yunnan Dian Hong. It sure was yummy.

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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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