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205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 45 sec 8 oz / 236 ml

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  • “This is what I get for making an order without checking my notes. I forgot that I was going to reorder the Golden, not the Royal. Again, though, not that the Royal is bad. Not at all. And now that...” Read full tasting note
    nburriss 519 tasting notes
  • “Thank you *Sil* for the chance to try something new but I really didn't like this tea. I found it oddly dry. Hopefully *Cavocorax* has better luck with the sample.” Read full tasting note
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    rachel12610 1885 tasting notes
  • “Card and tea Travelling tea box This is an interesting cup of tea. It's malty and bold and overall a smooth cup. it's on the stronger side but there's no bitterness or astringency for me. Not...” Read full tasting note
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    Silaena 4875 tasting notes
  • “Thank you *Nicole* for sharing this yunnan with me. Unfortunately this one is clearly not for me : too strong for my taste, almost like a coffee. It has also smocky notes but not the ones I...” Read full tasting note
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    Ysaurella 341 tasting notes

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Excellent fullness with subtle China sweetness. Only produced during March and April, when the mountain air is moist and cool.

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6 Tasting Notes

519 tasting notes

This is what I get for making an order without checking my notes. I forgot that I was going to reorder the Golden, not the Royal. Again, though, not that the Royal is bad. Not at all. And now that my experience with Yunnans has widened perhaps I should do another side by side with them.

For now, I will say that I prefer what results when I use my tap water rather than the filtered water at work. I had a cup at work today and then one at home and they were very different. Too much smoke in the foreground with filtered water for me to really enjoy it. At home, the tap water must have something in it that damps that down or sublimates it in some way because it’s just a nice, pleasant cup of malty, dusty Yunnan. Nothing special but nothing bad either. And the second steep is still good as well, so that’s a plus for this one.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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1885 tasting notes

Thank you Sil for the chance to try something new but I really didn’t like this tea. I found it oddly dry. Hopefully Cavocorax has better luck with the sample.

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4875 tasting notes

Card and tea Travelling tea box

This is an interesting cup of tea. It’s malty and bold and overall a smooth cup. it’s on the stronger side but there’s no bitterness or astringency for me. Not sure if this would be one to keep in my cupboard but it was nice to try out :)

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341 tasting notes

Thank you Nicole for sharing this yunnan with me.
Unfortunately this one is clearly not for me : too strong for my taste, almost like a coffee.
It has also smocky notes but not the ones I appreciate.
And even if I didn’t oversteep it at all (less than 4 min) I get a certain bitterness at the end of the sip.
It’s just not my kind but it would be a perfect morning companion for whoever likes strong & very malty teas.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 45 sec

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