This tea immediately reminds me of fruit – maybe plums, peaches, and strawberries. I remember Arbor Teas’ Keemun having a hint of prunes, and there is some of that here. However, this doesn’t have any of the smoke than Keemun had. There is some maltiness, but maybe not as much as the Nam Lanh or Assam. Overall, this Yunnan is excellent, but it’s similar enough to Nam Lanh that I don’t want to buy both. I can’t decide which I prefer, so maybe I’ll alternate between buying the two? The Nam Lanh is caramel with a little bit of fruit, and Yunnan is fruit with a little bit of caramel. I’ll probably just cave in and buy tins of both. :)

Boiling 4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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I’ve just recently gotten into tea over the past six months, so there’s still a lot I haven’t tried yet. I stick to Fair Trade tea, and arborteas.com has the best selection I’ve found.

Likes: black, oolong, green, chai

Dislikes: jasmine, rooibos, anything too smoky

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