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drank 2000 Liu An Dark Tea by ESGREEN
1358 tasting notes

I am still putting together a review of this for the blog. Here is the meat of it -

The first thoughts I had were mellow and rich. Those two descriptions don’t seem to go together but you have to trust me on this one. When it is hot it has a pleasant earthiness to it and only hints at leather. There is a slight tingle on the sides of the tongue but this is not bitter and does not seem the least astringent. It seems to coat the entire mouth with a sense of slickness – not in an oily way. I am also getting a feeling of grit (slick and grit – two more descriptions that shouldn’t go together). I hate to use the term because there is nothing gritty in the tea. This is a sensation not an actual thing. As it cools the earthiness and grit subsides and the leather picks up. I also notice a cooling like menthol or mint would give, without the actual flavor. The bamboo leaf adds a bright wood flavor. This is a winner.

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 15 sec
Bonnie

Slick and grit…sounds like a good man tea!

Yogini Undefined

I love your descriptions :)

K S

Bonnie – manly grunt of approval.

Yogini Undefined – Thanks!

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Bonnie

Slick and grit…sounds like a good man tea!

Yogini Undefined

I love your descriptions :)

K S

Bonnie – manly grunt of approval.

Yogini Undefined – Thanks!

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