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As usual when I brew this tea, I don’t have detailed notes on exact quantities of tea, infusion timing, because it is mellow and forgiving, and I don’t have to pay that much attention. I brewed up a thermos full of it and have been enjoying all day. It is not as plummy/fruity as the Lao Cha Tou that I also got from Norbu, but is sweet, subtly earthy, reminding me of the floor of a redwood forest after rain. It’s a tea that easily pleases.

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205 °F / 96 °C 1 min, 0 sec
Thomas Smith

I’ll be looking this up – I love teas that are reminiscent of the redwoods and my home.

By the by, is there anywhere good in SoCal to sit down for a good cup of tea without providing your own? I got burned several times while I was down for the Barista Competition recently.

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I have had decent cups of tea at the Chado Tea Room in Pasadena, but even there I would not trust them to brew a delicate green without bitterness. I have also had an excellent cup of Korean herbal tea at Hankook’s store, Chaseaongwon. But I haven’t been to many places serving tea locally to know if there are better places out there.

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Thomas Smith

I’ll be looking this up – I love teas that are reminiscent of the redwoods and my home.

By the by, is there anywhere good in SoCal to sit down for a good cup of tea without providing your own? I got burned several times while I was down for the Barista Competition recently.

teaddict

I have had decent cups of tea at the Chado Tea Room in Pasadena, but even there I would not trust them to brew a delicate green without bitterness. I have also had an excellent cup of Korean herbal tea at Hankook’s store, Chaseaongwon. But I haven’t been to many places serving tea locally to know if there are better places out there.

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I’ve been drinking tea for 30 years, but only bought 2 brands of 2 different teas for most of that time. It took me almost 30 years to discover sencha, puerh, and green oolongs. Now I am making up for lost time.

I try to log most of my teas at least once, but then get lazy and stop recording, so # times logged should not be considered as a marker of how much a particular tea is drunk or enjoyed.

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