This is a great, everyday tea.
“Tea for the morning here. I read over some of the previous tasting notes and a few people seemed to think this tea was really boring but I like mine. It's good when you're in the mood for something...” Read full tasting note
“Ah, now I am back to this one as I am wont to drink my tea - plain. This has all the notes you expect to find in a Fujian black tea, but softer. A little roasty, the barest suggestion of smoke, a...” Read full tasting note
“My morning tea. Good stuff. Brewed in my jumbo mug, but next time a small teapot. I finally decided it was time for a smaller teapot. My current one is 45 oz, which is perfect for tea for...” Read full tasting note
“Oooh, this is good. Really, really good. It smells and tastes just like my beloved Emperor's Red (which I couldn't find online anymore) and this is a much better price. It is slightly smoked,...” Read full tasting note
A wonderful tea made in Northern Fujian Province (like Golden Monkey). It is a wonderful blend of medium body teas with toasty flavors. Try this one when you want a tea with more heft.
Those who prefer full-bodied British Legacy teas will find much to like in Panyang Congou. From the same area in Fujian province, Panyang Congou is a close relative of Panyang Golden Needle and Golden Monkey but slightly older and made in a more traditional style, with the least amount of tips. Congou is a corruption of the Chinese words Gong Fu, or Kung Fu, which mean “Highest Mastery.” A tea trade classification for Chinese black teas with this particular twisted shape, the word refers to the masterful skill required to produce the teas by hand. Today, the teas are made almost entirely by machine. The leaves are expertly rolled into a tight twist before slowly oxidizing to take on the fruity but unsweetened flavors of baked apples.
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This subtle, comforting tea is actually my 2nd favorite from Harney. It’s easy to drink cup after cup without thinking too much about it, as it’s not bitter or overly strong, but if you stop and think as you taste, the nose and flavors, though subtle, really come out. There is a bit of sweetness, some florals, really nice flavors.