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Sipdown, 149 (new samples acquired last night). Thanks, Sil, for this sample!

This tea is totally blowing my mind. I’ve had a sample of Sun Moon Lake Black tea before, but this tea completely blows it out of the water. I guess this is also equivalent to Butiki’s PTA, and I can see some of the similarities, but this is definitely unique in my mind.

It didn’t seem that exceptional at first, and I kind of started drinking it without thinking about it too much. Then holy caramel! So sweet and soooooo much like caramel! I get it in the scent too now. Fruity, yes, and I agree with cooked fruit, like a jam. But this time the fruit isn’t accompanied by whatever notes usually are in a fruity black tea that I dislike (I have a hard time describing them, but I know them when I taste them). To me, this is almost like a caramel apple with the fruit and caramel together. Caramel apricot? Whatever, it is delicious. It is so smooth and silky. I know I will definitely be ordering from this company in November!

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Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
Sil

YAY!!! another convert!! WIsh i’d had some left of the yuchi mountain black. The nice thing is, you can get sample sizes and if you spend 25$ you can get free shipping with the sample sizes. AND they have great customer service!

Dinosara

Good to know! I’m glad you sent me this one because I thought I didn’t like Sun Moon Lake Black teas, but I was wrong! Can’t wait to try more of their teas.

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Sil

YAY!!! another convert!! WIsh i’d had some left of the yuchi mountain black. The nice thing is, you can get sample sizes and if you spend 25$ you can get free shipping with the sample sizes. AND they have great customer service!

Dinosara

Good to know! I’m glad you sent me this one because I thought I didn’t like Sun Moon Lake Black teas, but I was wrong! Can’t wait to try more of their teas.

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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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Ohio, US

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