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  • “First comment - un-tea-related: WOW that was fast shipping. I only ordered on what? Thursday? Sweet! Now, the tea. As always, lovely, pretty packaging. The tea leaf smells wonderful. Not...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Holy unfurling leaves, Batman! I'm brand new to Oolongs, this is only my third, and each of them have been a unique experience... and I haven't even gotten into the "good stuff" yet. Being new to...” Read full tasting note
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From Andrews & Dunham Damn Fine Tea

Who knows the limit of the sea? Who has spied its edge and not glimpsed more beyond? Our lonely Captain has stared into the watery depths more than most. Far removed from the overcast shores of his boyhood, long the ward of the ocean’s swells and spray, he does not want for company. The course is of his choosing; the treasure is all that eludes his grasp. And he is not alone.

Who has been staring back? And who would return to fix their gaze so softly upon this worn and craggy face? Love is mystery enough that it needs no magic from the deep to capture our imagination. But like a warm fire, a good salty yarn is hard to resist.

The Mermaid’s Kiss is a scented Oolong tea from China. Abandon yourself to its charms and steep for 5 minutes in 180 degree water. Drop anchor and stay for a few more cups.

(In case you’re wondering, our mermaid is named Maggie and she’s scented with magnolia blossoms. We recommend 5 minutes for the brew time, but go ahead and try more or less — mermaids are very forgiving and we haven’t found a wrong way to brew this tea yet!)- from the blog

About Andrews & Dunham Damn Fine Tea View company

Andrews & Dunham knows that nothing beats a perfect cup of tea, and a great tea needs no explanation. We love the romance of tea. We love that tea might just be the healthiest thing you’ll ever drink. But if the tea you’re drinking doesn’t taste fantastic, you’re missing out. Only a few teas meet our mysterious, rigorous standards and we’re proud to offer them to you. We’re always looking for that perfect cup, so you don’t have to.

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247 tasting notes

This tea should get a 100 just for the name alone. I wish I were able to name some teas.

The Mermaid’s Kiss is a delightful magnolia oolong from start to finish. (And what a lovely finish it is!)

The aroma of the dry leaves is gentle, like jasmine. They’re a pretty deep emerald green in the tin.

After steeping, they release the most glorious magnolia fragrance from the golden liquor. It’s so beautiful in so many ways. The taste is wonderful. On the forefront is the magnolia, which is quite strong for those who enjoy teas scented with flowers. However, the oolong itself is very present, with a hint of a roasted flavor that couples nicely with the oolong. This tea, like so many wonderful oolongs, sweetens as it cools, which I find so pleasant as I rarely drink an entire cup of tea hot.

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cute name…makes me think of Misissippi John Hurts’ song “Let the mermaids flirt with me”…


I may have to place an order with this company! I need the Star Wars themed tin anyway, (my son has two sets of Stormtrooper armor because he is a member of the 501st Garrison, a charitable Star Wars costuming group), and now I am thinking I may need a tin of this as well, but for the tea!


Would you like a sample? :D


Sure! You should be getting some Da Hong Pao any day now. Let me know how the packaging traveled!

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Brewing a pot of this fine tea.

Jason doesn’t like the jasmine aspect of this tea.

Brewed in Huge Glass Teapot


I didn’t say that I disliked the Jasmine, I said I think I would prefer it without the jasmine. But it’s oolong so it’s pretty good to start.


Isn’t this tea flavored with magnolia, not jasmine?


@joshuasbones: Oops, it is flavored with magnolia. That’s what I meant…

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190 tasting notes

I really like this tea! it is a beautiful medium/dark green color in the dried leaves. The dry tea also smells very lightly floral, and is not overpowering. I admire this about the tea, because personally, I do not usually enjoy Jasmine Teas, for they can either be too Floral, or taste fake and flavored. This tea is neither of those things. It smells lightly floral and sweet.

read a more expansive review on my blog!! http://bit.ly/aIINsN

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what a beauty. i am smitter with fragrant teas and this one is beautiful. It is scented with Magnolia of all things and having tried a per-uh with the same proclaimed scent, i was a bit fearful. i was overcome. The scent lingers for hours… if you can let tea set for hours… and i can when on watch but then i drink tea cold too. at any rate, i haven’t tried a re-steep to see how far the frangrance lasts but it is pleasing and pronounced. i don’t think it tastes perfumey but it teeters on the edge and that is why i think a re-steep might fair better. No matter, this is yet another enjoyable tea!

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248 tasting notes

My first sip of my A&D Christmas present to me. I’m not sure how I feel about this tea yet, I can’t quite make out what this scented oolong is scented with. It seems to have a sort of floral taste with maybe a hint of some kind of fruit.

EDIT: I looked it up and it’s scented with magnolia blossoms!

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Suspect I may have oversteeped this, this time. The color is a bit darker, but the nuance of the flavor is gone. ): Oh well, still a tasty cup of tea.

Note to self: don’t be so impatient in the future. Let the kettle sit for a bit after boiling.

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I tried this tea for the first time this morning and it made me wish for a bigger travel mug! Fortunately, I have already ordered a bigger travel mug and will therefore soon have a bigger travel mug. As for the tea, I do love me some oolong and I quite enjoyed the magnolia blossom scentedness of this one. I’m a big jasmine fan, but this was rather nice in a floral-scented-but-not-jasmine sort of way. The tea wasn’t terribly dark after steeping for five minutes, so I’ll be sure to experiment with a longer steep in the future. I’m looking forward to resteeping when I get back home.

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The scent and taste of this fine tea is inundated with florals, which I had known beforehand was magnolia, but probably wouldn’t have been able to identify on my own. Once these magical oolong pellets unfurled they brought with them the first glimpses of spring. This fragrant tea is a delight and already has me dreaming of that initial thaw and the onset of spring!!!!

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175 tasting notes

Yum! At first I though I was tasting jasmine, but it turns out this is a magnolia tea (my first). The mild oolong-ness is a nice combination with the sweet flower. The flower flavor is similar to a jasmine, but there’s a sort of burst at the end that reminds me vaguely of a kind of pastel Easter candy. Definitely a must-buy.

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796 tasting notes

Much more floral than I would have expected (or remembered).

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