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This is my kind of sheng. Nice bold punchy flavor. Nice balance between sweet and bitter. Faint hint of floral. I like a little astringency sometimes. Good stuff.

DigniTea

This is one I like very much!

Stephanie

I saw they still have some and the price isn’t too bad! Tempting…

BezoomnyChaiVeck

What’s holding you back? :)

Stephanie

Lack of proper puerh cake storage and lack of money! I still have a lot of Christmas presents to buy in the next week and a half…

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drank Qi Lan by Nannuoshan
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This sample came to me via Marzipan and was a free sample from a group order a bunch of Steepster folks went in on. The dry leaf is huge and twisty and gorgeous. The steeped liquor smells amazing- roasty and tangy. I get mostly mineral and lightly roasted flavors with a very faint hint of tart cherry. The aftertaste is long and lingering. I would prefer more fruity sweetness and more floral flavors, but that is probably just a personal preference. I’m normally not a huge fan of this style of oolong. Thanks Nannuoshan and fellow Steepsterites for the sample :)

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Yesterday (and lots of days lately) have been hellish at work and left me with no time to write tasting notes! Anyway, this is another sample I got from ChaiVeck. It was nice and light and clean tasting. A little woody but not in a bad way. Not a type of tea I’ve explored much yet so that is always fun! It’s so different! A little like shou but not really…

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Thank you for the sample ChaiVeck!

This is a nice easy drinking shou! Clean and basic “shou flavor”, but with a nice pleasant sweetness. A little bit of cocoa notes make me think of Special Dark which is always good.

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This tea isn’t bad. Mild cinnamon and vague spiced fruits. I’m not getting any “pastry”.

Really nothing wrong with it, just not as thrilling to me personally as some of the other Dammann Freres teas I’ve tried lately :)

Cameron B.

Clearly Prague is a much cooler city than London. :P

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Very delicious black tea! Thank you for the sample Marzipan!

Malty, bold, naturally sweet. Everything a good golden tips should be :D

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drank Noël à Prague by Dammann Freres
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WOW YUM! Also funny that both teas I drank today had heavy raisin/prune notes. This one is flavored that way, obviously, but tastes very natural. Plump and juicy prunes nomnomnom. It also really did sort of taste like vodka. And although I don’t get a chocolate note, it is naturally sweet tasting. VERY good. Dammann Freres FTW.

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MMMMM! These nuggets are delicious!

Super creamy with lots of dark dried fruit flavors. Raisin, date and prune. YUM!

SO good.

Cameron B.

LOL! “These nuggets are delicious!” I actually giggled.

Tealizzy

On the wishlist it goes!!!

Stephanie

hehe, good job Cam ;)

boychik

Tealizzy, they are sold out ;(

Stephanie

Aww really? boo, I only have one serving left. Oh well, still was a delicious one to sample :D

Tealizzy

Bummer! It sounded amazing!

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drank 2012 Yi Bang Spring by Tea Urchin
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Having some really delicious sheng today while cleaning and prepping the house for thanksgiving. We are cooking for 11 people tonight! My husband is smoking a turkey, and we are making spicy collards, maple roasted Brussels sprouts, and dinner rolls. Oh and I made apple pie! My MIL is bringing scalloped corn and a pumpkin cake, and my mom is bringing fancy baked mashed potatoes with cream cheese in them (around here we call them party potatoes!)

Anyway I’m very thankful for all my wonderful steepster friends. Hope you all have a safe and warm holiday and tummies full of delicious food and of course TEA! <3

Tealizzy

Yum! Sounds like an amazing feast!

yyz

Sounds fabulous, have fun and have a great Thanksgiving!

Fjellrev

OMG smoked turkey. I really miss it! Sounds like a scrumptious meal.

boychik

Hope you are having a wonderful time with your family! <3

Terri HarpLady

My Son in Law smoked a Turkey today. I’m not a big turkey fan, but it was delicious!

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drank Kenya Obsidian by Butiki Teas
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Free with my last Butiki order!

Very nice solid black. Super malty and bready. Nomnomnom…

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