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drank Hao Ya 'A' by Harney & Sons
141 tasting notes

The multicolored short, choppy leaves are slightly smokey with an underlying sweet grassy note.

Steeping produces a dark cup. The spent leaves have a somewhat unpleasant acrid smell. The tea itself, however, is a smokey vanilla caramel.

Many of the reviews here mention chocolate notes. I didn’t get that and the flavor of this tea is new to me; it was like a mild lapsang with a touch of vanilla. It’s of medium body with a slight astringency.

This is a bold tea and I like this one a little more than Queen Catherine. The more I got into the cup the more I enjoyed it.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
ashmanra

I had a sample of this when I first started drinking tea and I thought it was waaaayy to strong! Then I ordered the sample again and I really loved it, and didn’t find it strong at all. I already have it in my cart for my next order. Half the fun is putting things in the cart and taking them out, and changing the amount…there is no telling what my eventual order will be!

ashmanra

Eeep! That should have been “t-o-o strong.” I should proofread before I hit “enter.”

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ashmanra

I had a sample of this when I first started drinking tea and I thought it was waaaayy to strong! Then I ordered the sample again and I really loved it, and didn’t find it strong at all. I already have it in my cart for my next order. Half the fun is putting things in the cart and taking them out, and changing the amount…there is no telling what my eventual order will be!

ashmanra

Eeep! That should have been “t-o-o strong.” I should proofread before I hit “enter.”

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