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Finally getting around to doing some notes on this outstanding Yunnan black-I was waiting until I had time to try it iced, as recommended by Verdant, but too many teas and not enough time, so never have had it iced. Unlike Laoshan Black, I prefer this Western style for a stronger cup, rather than Gong Fu. I measured out 4 gms for 8 oz water with my precise scale, since it is hard to measure this type leaf with a teaspoon. No bitterness whatsoever. Good flavor for several infusions. Really nice refined Yunnan black-I can pick up a little sweet potato, but I will leave the more detailed descriptions of flavor nuances to others more talented. Let’s just say, I like this a lot.

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Boiling 1 min, 30 sec
Donna A

Now, later in the day, after putting up our outdoor Christmas decorations, I’m drinking this cold, and yes, I recommend this as a go to black tea for cold as well as hot. A nice tea to drink on a beautiful, mid 60’s sunny day here in Atlanta.

Donna A

Hi Paul. I’ll be looking at your posts for ideas too. I’m discovering so many very good blacks out there it’s almost overwhelming. Verdant has had some excellent ones. I’ve had success with Butiki, Teavivre and Harney&Sons to name a few more.

Donna A

Just love this tea! It is so good.

Terri HarpLady

Yup! I love it!
BTW, where you been Donna? I feel like I haven’t seen you in months! :)

Donna A

Terry, life has been keeping me very busy. My mother-in-law passed away this month after a 7 month illness, and my mom had brain surgery this summer, and besides that there were a lot of other things going on. You’re right, I haven’t been around much, but things are quieter now and I am going to try to check in more frequently. I really enjoy Steepster and I especially love reading your posts. Not just about the teas, but your life as a harpist!

Terri HarpLady

Oh wow! I’m so sorry to hear about all of that, Donna. Sending a big hug your way!

Donna A

Thanks Terri!

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Donna A

Now, later in the day, after putting up our outdoor Christmas decorations, I’m drinking this cold, and yes, I recommend this as a go to black tea for cold as well as hot. A nice tea to drink on a beautiful, mid 60’s sunny day here in Atlanta.

Donna A

Hi Paul. I’ll be looking at your posts for ideas too. I’m discovering so many very good blacks out there it’s almost overwhelming. Verdant has had some excellent ones. I’ve had success with Butiki, Teavivre and Harney&Sons to name a few more.

Donna A

Just love this tea! It is so good.

Terri HarpLady

Yup! I love it!
BTW, where you been Donna? I feel like I haven’t seen you in months! :)

Donna A

Terry, life has been keeping me very busy. My mother-in-law passed away this month after a 7 month illness, and my mom had brain surgery this summer, and besides that there were a lot of other things going on. You’re right, I haven’t been around much, but things are quieter now and I am going to try to check in more frequently. I really enjoy Steepster and I especially love reading your posts. Not just about the teas, but your life as a harpist!

Terri HarpLady

Oh wow! I’m so sorry to hear about all of that, Donna. Sending a big hug your way!

Donna A

Thanks Terri!

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Tea became a passion for me a year or so ago. I fell into it almost by accident, but now I would say it has captured me. Tea is more than something tasty to sip on, it is an experience-it helps create a mood and is quite interesting to read about and study. I discovered loose tea at the tea store at my mall. I was looking for alternatives to Coke Zero and white wine. Say what you will about that mall chain, but I’m sure it has raised awareness about tea where I live, in the land of bagged mass produced black tea prepared with lots of sugar, Atlanta, Georgia. That’s what happened with me, and then I started perusing the internet and found Steepster.

When I take on an interest or a hobby, I go into it full force and become a little obsessive about it in the beginning. I have always been adventurous when it comes to trying new foods, and once I discovered there was so much more out there than the Lipton tea I saw my mom drinking when I was growing up, I started trying many different varieties of loose tea. I have discovered I like all kinds of tea. I I veer a lot toward straight teas, especially blacks, but occasionally drink flavored also, especially Earl Grey. I like flavored Matcha lattes too. I’ve completely given up diet cola, which was becoming too much of a habit. I think tea is a lot healthier. When I rate a tea, it’s just my personal taste, so I don’t tend to post on things I don’t care for. Also, I tend to sweeten my tea with natural stevia (a no no for some!) I am a married Registered Nurse, with two kids in college and one in medical school. My husband is not hooked like I am, but he often enjoys a cup with me. I enjoy many other interests, including reading, gardening, and the arts. I’ve taken up hiking in the past year too. Anytime I can include tea in these pursuits, I do! It has become a bit of an obsession for me.

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