drank Yun Nan Dian Hong Black Tea by Teavivre
1326 tasting notes

I have been up since three. I could barely keep my eyes open at work. A friend battled colon cancer for a year and was declared cancer free. Now they say he has a spot on his lung and we are waiting for results. Two weeks from today I will be laid off forcing me into retirement with no insurance and less than half the income. I have no new job prospects on the horizon so I am having a little trouble with Fear Not. As gmathis said the other day, I know how the story ends, but can’t we just skip a few chapters?

I went to my drawer for a little comfort. I was looking for Golden Monkey black tea. When I saw this one I realized I haven’t had it in a long time. It was a great choice. While waiting for the water to heat I started noticing the leaf smell. It is like wheat and malt. Such a nice scent. The cup is so smooth. It is heavily malted with light cocoa notes. I notice today it is even slightly peppery. The malt and cocoa linger long after the sip is gone. It’s funny, not that long ago I had no idea what people meant when they said a tea was malty. I guess it is because I had never tried a tea like this before.

I am more impressed with this today by far than when I first tried it. This I believe is the least expensive version of Dian Hong that TeaVivre sells. I should check that before I say it I guess. Anyway, I think originally I thought it would taste more sweet potato and honey like Golden Tips. You tone those flavors way down into the background and crank the malt and you have this tea. The slight amount of rough edges at the back of the sip I think would even appeal to coffee drinkers. If you enjoy Chinese black tea and would like an everyday affordable version this would do nicely.

Thank you TeaVivre for helping to take my mind off the troubles of the day. Upping the rating.

gmathis

Swap you prayers.

K S

Ok, but I’m going to step outside because the ceiling kind of feels like its in the way lately.

Miss Starfish

I’m so sorry to hear of your troubles, K S. My thoughts are with you(and I really hope that a great opportunity presents itself soon), and your friend. I have a biopsy scheduled for next month, so will be including him in my thoughts often. I know I’m just a stranger on the other side of the world, but if there’s anything I could do to help, please let me know.

ashmanra

K S and GMathis: praying that things will be brighter and sunnier for you both…and soon! In two weeks I go for my two year post treatment cancer check up. It CAN be beaten! I will be praying for your friend, also!

Claire

Praying for good things for you, KS. I know I am far away and can’t do much, but will happily send tea if it can brighten your day.

K S

Thanks all for the kind words and prayers. Every now and then the world seems a little overwhelming but I realize in the bigger scheme of things I have it a lot better than many folks right now.

canadianadia

Praying that your difficult chapters will be short ones, and that you will turn the page onto new and wonderful things very soon.

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gmathis

Swap you prayers.

K S

Ok, but I’m going to step outside because the ceiling kind of feels like its in the way lately.

Miss Starfish

I’m so sorry to hear of your troubles, K S. My thoughts are with you(and I really hope that a great opportunity presents itself soon), and your friend. I have a biopsy scheduled for next month, so will be including him in my thoughts often. I know I’m just a stranger on the other side of the world, but if there’s anything I could do to help, please let me know.

ashmanra

K S and GMathis: praying that things will be brighter and sunnier for you both…and soon! In two weeks I go for my two year post treatment cancer check up. It CAN be beaten! I will be praying for your friend, also!

Claire

Praying for good things for you, KS. I know I am far away and can’t do much, but will happily send tea if it can brighten your day.

K S

Thanks all for the kind words and prayers. Every now and then the world seems a little overwhelming but I realize in the bigger scheme of things I have it a lot better than many folks right now.

canadianadia

Praying that your difficult chapters will be short ones, and that you will turn the page onto new and wonderful things very soon.

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