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100
drank Daoli Oriental Trip by Daoli
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This might just be THE perfect tea. I love the tastes, the aromas and especially the way it steeps. With the same timing your first few steeps are gonna be light wulong and then it will go darker and darker until you reach almost black tea color and taste. I love the way I can make this tea however I want. If I feel like I want it dark I just leave it in a while longer and it comes out perfectly.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 1 min, 30 sec

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67
drank Zelena meta by Zisha
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A very refreshing tea but too minty. I know it’s mint tea but still I would like that it wouldn’t burn out my tastebuds. I’m kinda sorry I didn’t spare some of the sample to try making cold brewed iced tea…I think it would be perfect for that :)

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 0 min, 30 sec

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67
drank Da Hong Pao by Zisha
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That awkward moment when you drink the tea and you double check that the tea you steeped comes from the box you think it comes. That was kind of the feeling while drinking this, cause it tasted NOTHING like Da Hong Pao should.

Don’t get me wrong, this is a solid tea – great package, nice looking leaves, good smell of them, nice coloring, good taste, sweet aftertaste, gets lots of steeps…but what this tea is not is Da Hong Pao. It tastes chestnuty which is more in the Tieguanyin area of teas than Da Hong Paos.

I’m not a world class tea expert, but this is simply in a COMPLETELY different world than Da Hong Pao (Big Red Robe) of Verdant tea. It’s like comparing coke to orange juice – they are both good but they are not even remotely similar.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 0 min, 45 sec
Azzrian

I know nothing of Zisha tea company but could it be a quality issue? I know Verdant is excellent tea.

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95

Omnomnom!

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 0 min, 30 sec
Azzrian

LOL I know right!

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95

This is the 3rd tea I got recently from Teavivre and they have all been great and this one is no exception. It has a rich aroma, sweet taste and a wonderful freshly sweet aftertaste.

I was able to make 6 perfectly tasting steeps and the 7th one was mildly tasting so I threw leaves away after it. Steep duration varied from 1 min to 3 min.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 1 min, 0 sec

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90

I was quite amazed by how this tea looks – for a moment I thought I got a 2nd grade quality but that all faded away when I steeped it and tried it. It’s amazing. Bold, rich aroma, a bit smoky. Managed to get 7 steeps out of it ranging from 30s to 3 min.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 0 min, 30 sec

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91

An extremely good tea – sweet, but not too much, just a little to get your senses going. It’s smooth, it’s rich and it has a sort of sweet potato and raisin flavor to it.

I was able to get 8 steeps out of it ranging from 20s to 2min.

Highly recommended!

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 0 min, 30 sec
Azzrian

I Have some on the way! I can’t WAIT to get this one!!

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89

I got this as a sample pack with my Teavivre purchase and I must say that this is the best white tea I’ve ever had. I haven’t had many but still I love the taste of it. Definitely on my shopping list now! :)

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 1 min, 45 sec

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91

Got a sample of this one with my recent purchase and all I can say is: WOW. I’m really starting to fall for wulongs. It has so many notes that it’s really hard to describe. It has a great smell, kind of spicy (but lovely) taste and wonderful rich aftertaste. Gotta order it ^^

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 1 min, 0 sec

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95

Honey, cinnamon and creamy is how I would describe it. It has a great taste and lovely aftertaste. Extremely good black tea, but it still doesn’t beat my favorite Daoli Black Trip ^^

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 2 min, 30 sec

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