I really love this tea, which was gifted to me by the friend who hooked me on find loose-leaf teas a few months ago—and this was one of the ones she committed the dirty deed with. It’s mellow, smooth without the earthiness or smokiness that my friend feels often mars Chinese Black Teas. She only likes her teas with milk, so she needs a tea that stands up to milk. I prefer almost all my teas without (Assam, which I think is really enhanced with milk, is the exception.) My aunt, who I often share these teas with liked it, but not as much as the Darjeeling or Assam. She felt that in comparison this didn’t have as much character.
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