AAAAhhhh, my new favorite tea from Yunnan Colorful. I am on the second steeping of a morning cup and the leaves are huge. It has a mildly sweet floral flavor like all good Dong Ding Oolong.
23 Tasting Notes
Brewed a cup of this tea this morning at work and enjoyed it quite a bit. We have one of those bottled water dispensers that provide hot water as well as cold, so am not sure what temperature it was. Left the tea in to steep and added more water an hour later…..tea still tasty after lunch.
My long awaited third order from Yunnan Colorful was at the post office this morning. I am on the second steeping of this one and so far so good. It is not top of the line tea….some stems and broken leaves, but well worth the money and wait.
yuck…..this confirmed my feeling that I do not like “flavored” teas. I already gave this away to a co-worker who does like such things.
What is in my cup this afternoon? Yorkshire Tea by Taylors of Harrogate. It is really hard for me to remember not to steep this one so long. This morning’s cup was a little over done and bitter. This afternoon, I did much better and am enjoying a late afternoon pick me up. Added to this little work party was a shortbread cookie from Borders…..nice!
I just bought this tea and made a pot of tea yesterday. I enjoyed it very much. From reading All the Tea in China, I learned that this tea came from the work of Robert Fortune for the East India Company in the late 1800’s. He “gathered” tea seeds in China and the tea plants that sprouted from those seeds were planted in India…Darjeeling tea came from that “project”.
According to the story on the package, this particular tea is second and third flush tea. ie, they were part of the second and third annual picking of these tea plants.
I love this stuff. I am on my second round of steepings today. I am reading All the Tea in China, so am now very curious about which teas are in this blend.
I drank several cups of this tea this afternoon at work and have switched to a green tea from Yunnan Colorful for this evening. I am on the second steeping and heating the water for a third.
I bought a tin of this tea over the weekend. It was nice to find it as a loose tea. I brewed several cups and found it to be very nice both hot and iced. I find that it has a little smoky flavor that I enjoy very much.
I made a pot of Republic Red Chai a few days ago and kept it in the refrigerator. I put a little bit of sugar in while it was still warm. Served it cold with plain soymilk…..what a refreshing drink!
I am so happy with this tea. I ordered it during Chinese Lunar New Year celebration, so it took about a month to arrive from China. The main benefit that I see from ordering directly from Yunnan Colorful on Ebay is that you get very fresh tea. When you add the water, it seems like the leaves come back to life. This one has whole leaf tips which I chew on sometimes. Also, I like that the money I spend is going directly back to China and not to a middle-man company. After getting to spend some time in China, I have a great deal of respect for the people there and understand that for the vast majority, they still live a very traditional life. Rice fields right outside the villages, vegetable gardens in the front yard….or where ever there is a little bit of land.
I am enjoying another cup of this tea. On the second steeping….no bitterness! lovely!
I just got this tea from China and am so happy with it. I am drinking it now…..afternoon at work and it is very nice. I have refilled the cup twice and it is still very good.
I got a free sample of this tea with my order from Yunnan Colorful. It is a very good black loose tea. I am on the second steeping and there is no bitterness.
I’m enjoying a cup of hojicha this evening. I have to go back out to an artist’s reception at work this evening and am relaxing with a nice cup of tea.
mmmmmmmmmmmmm! my first cup of tea this morning……………time to go write some grants!
I love this tea. I always find it very grounding whenever I drink it.
This is the black tea bag tea that I keep on hand at my house. I can buy it at Kroger and want to support organic products
Have been drinking this tea for 28 years. Good on a cold day when I want to relax with a cup of strong tea.
A friend from China gave me a small tin of this tea. I now have a larger tin at home and one at work. For the price….$6.39 for one pound, it is a good Jasmine tea.
I received this tea as a holiday gift and keep it on my desk at work. Good for a tea bag black tea……
I received a free sample of this tea when I ordered the Dong Ding special roast. I was very pleased with the quality of this tea. It has the lovely sweet floral taste that I remembered from my first tasting of good “Tong Ting Jade”, now discontinued by Tevana.
very lovely dong ding…….steeped it 4 minutes and refilled the pot 4 times. It changed with each steeping.