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Sipdown, 147. Every time it goes down, it goes right back up! Thanks to Sil for this sample.

I’ve wanted to try a Sichuan Gongfu black tea for a while now, ever since I fell in love with Bailin Gongfu and Tan Yang Gongfu, and learned there was another type from Sichuan. I’ve been eyeing the one from Teaspring for a while now but never got around to ordering it, so it’s nice to try this one.

The scent reminds me of Bailin Gongfu… grains and molasses, although more grains than molasses. I ended up brewing it a little strong initially, so I diluted it a bit and now it’s quite nice. It’s not as sweet or honeyed as some of the other gongfu black teas that I’ve tried, but it’s tasty and has a nice dark chocolatey bittersweet note. Like dark chocolate chips in a cookie, yum. A pleasant tea for this morning!

Preparation
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Sil

Tastybrew provided this one in our travelling BBB Box. basically it’s 3-4 of us sharing black tea with one another.

Dinosara

Yeah I saw that it had made the rounds with you three. Pretty awesome teabox!

Sil

it’s perfect for us…it’s pretty much just a way to share purchases and not get stuck with 2oz in some cases lol

Angrboda

Teaspring’s Sichuan is absolutely lovely. Very cocoa-y. It seems to be a pretty rare tea, though. Most places it’s yunnans, keemuns and fujians all the way with Chinese teas. And I loves me a Fujian black, but I do wish other parts of China were as well represented sometimes.

Sil

angrboda hmmm i’ll have to check it out at some point

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Sil

Tastybrew provided this one in our travelling BBB Box. basically it’s 3-4 of us sharing black tea with one another.

Dinosara

Yeah I saw that it had made the rounds with you three. Pretty awesome teabox!

Sil

it’s perfect for us…it’s pretty much just a way to share purchases and not get stuck with 2oz in some cases lol

Angrboda

Teaspring’s Sichuan is absolutely lovely. Very cocoa-y. It seems to be a pretty rare tea, though. Most places it’s yunnans, keemuns and fujians all the way with Chinese teas. And I loves me a Fujian black, but I do wish other parts of China were as well represented sometimes.

Sil

angrboda hmmm i’ll have to check it out at some point

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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: I’m in LOVE with these teas.
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: Tasty teas that I enjoy, but definitely won’t rebuy when I run out.
79-70: Teas that I would probably drink again, but wouldn’t seek out. They don’t quite do it for me in one aspect or another; often just not quite my style
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.

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