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WOW, this IS different. On the description they mention flowers and orange; to me it was a 2 hour session of ‘what the hell is is!? I’ve smelled you before!’ then it came to me, a mix of Sun Dried tomatoes and Plums, weird I know but incredible. The tea itself does have a bit of resemblance to orange blood orange peel but that sun dried tomato stays with me.
A good tea, a great difference from your normal black tea, glad I decided to give it a try.

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Spoonvonstup

That sounds like a great session!

JC

Felt a lot shorter I swear, but when tea ‘hooks’ you up, there’s nothing you can do. :P But really is a great experience to have. I’ve had similar and longer tea sessions of actual drinking back to back, I could only wish I had bigger bladder.

TeaBrat

I got one of these purple teas from Norbu and look forward to trying it!

JC

I hope you like it, I had two different teas from the same plant. One I loved the other not so much. To be fair the one I didn’t like had this overly ‘floral’ taste to it, similar to the plum taste in a Mi Lan Xiang Oolong. I like it on Oolongs, I guess caught me off-guard since I didn’t expect that from a black tea.

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Spoonvonstup

That sounds like a great session!

JC

Felt a lot shorter I swear, but when tea ‘hooks’ you up, there’s nothing you can do. :P But really is a great experience to have. I’ve had similar and longer tea sessions of actual drinking back to back, I could only wish I had bigger bladder.

TeaBrat

I got one of these purple teas from Norbu and look forward to trying it!

JC

I hope you like it, I had two different teas from the same plant. One I loved the other not so much. To be fair the one I didn’t like had this overly ‘floral’ taste to it, similar to the plum taste in a Mi Lan Xiang Oolong. I like it on Oolongs, I guess caught me off-guard since I didn’t expect that from a black tea.

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Discovered tea a few years ago and I’ve been exploring ever since. I’m looking forward to keep learning and enjoy tea as I do. Keep learning, those who “know” stop learning and become irrelevant to the world.

I’m adding the scale because I noted that we all use the same system but it doesn’t mean the same to all.(I rate the tea not by how much I ‘like it’ only; there are flavors/scents I don’t like but they are quality and are how they are supposed to be and I rate them as such).

90 – 100: AMAZING. This the tea I feel you should drop whatever you are doing and just enjoy.

80-89: Great tea that I would recommend because they are above ‘average’ tea, they usually posses that ‘something’ extra that separates them from the rest.

70-79: An OK tea, still good quality, taste and smell. For me usually the tea that I have at work for everyday use but I can still appreciate and get me going through my day.

60-69: Average nothing special and quality is not high. The tea you make and don’t worry about the EXACT time of steep because you just want tea.

30-59: The tea you should probably avoid, the tea that you can mostly use for iced tea and ‘hide’ what you don’t like.

1-29: Caveat emptor! I feel sorry for my enemies when they drink this tea. :P

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