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drank Black Needles by DAVIDsTEA
89 tasting notes

Yum yum yum yum.. I don’t know how any flavoured tea can compete with this. I mean, seriously? Ok, to be fair, this type of tea apparently uses lychee, rose and longan (Wikipedia: Dian hong tea) in the “fermentation” (oxidation) process, so it could be vaguely classified as a flavoured tea, but its creation is so masterful and the way it stands up to so many infusions gets me rambling on and on about its wondrous ways………

I sometimes have a hard time throwing out these leaves, they’re so beautiful. Do you ever play with tea leaves?

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 0 sec
politicalmachine

you know, after reading your nonstop praise about this tea I think I might just pick up a sample of this one next time!

Wayne

You won’t regret it, trust me! :)

Wayne

But you may have a hard time finding it since it has been discontinued – do what I did and contact the company, see if they can send some to your local store.

politicalmachine

Wayne, i got a solution for you! Yunnansourcing.com (http://www.yunnansourcing.com/store/category.php?id_category=5) has plenty of this stuff but fresh from the source at a great, shipping might take awhile but it would probably be worth it.

politicalmachine

or if you feel like staying local, (http://camellia-sinensis.com/tea/teas/)
I actually just picked up some of their Nilgiri Parkside, wanna have a few more go’s at it before i put up a tasting note on here!

Wayne

Hey you’re right political thx for helping me think outside the DT box :) I haven’t ordered tea online before but it’s worth a shot

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politicalmachine

you know, after reading your nonstop praise about this tea I think I might just pick up a sample of this one next time!

Wayne

You won’t regret it, trust me! :)

Wayne

But you may have a hard time finding it since it has been discontinued – do what I did and contact the company, see if they can send some to your local store.

politicalmachine

Wayne, i got a solution for you! Yunnansourcing.com (http://www.yunnansourcing.com/store/category.php?id_category=5) has plenty of this stuff but fresh from the source at a great, shipping might take awhile but it would probably be worth it.

politicalmachine

or if you feel like staying local, (http://camellia-sinensis.com/tea/teas/)
I actually just picked up some of their Nilgiri Parkside, wanna have a few more go’s at it before i put up a tasting note on here!

Wayne

Hey you’re right political thx for helping me think outside the DT box :) I haven’t ordered tea online before but it’s worth a shot

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