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Smells good, lovely white wine color, but a little lacking in the flavor department for me – it’s too light. I can tell it’s a relative of the Ti Kuan Yi teas out there, but a little more of a wall flower. (Which doesn’t bother me at all, since it’s a little more expensive!)

I can taste a slight peach overtone, but not enough to make it an outstanding feature.

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195 °F / 90 °C 2 min, 30 sec
Adham

Just curious – any connection between the name of the tea and the tea itself that you know of?

sophistre

….that name is not even a little bit cute. D:

Rabs

I know there’s something wrong with me cuz I’d really enjoy having this in my cupboard just for the name ;)

wombatgirl

I’ve heard two stories – one that the whole leaf looks a little like a crab, and another that the physical location this is grown is famous for hairy crabs… I don’t know that either is true.

sophistre

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinese_mitten_crab

Apparently so.

I will admit that I was a little hesitant to google ‘Chinese hairy crab’. The internet has taught me many lessons in my lifetime, but the one about googling suspect search terms is amongst the most well-learned.

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Adham

Just curious – any connection between the name of the tea and the tea itself that you know of?

sophistre

….that name is not even a little bit cute. D:

Rabs

I know there’s something wrong with me cuz I’d really enjoy having this in my cupboard just for the name ;)

wombatgirl

I’ve heard two stories – one that the whole leaf looks a little like a crab, and another that the physical location this is grown is famous for hairy crabs… I don’t know that either is true.

sophistre

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinese_mitten_crab

Apparently so.

I will admit that I was a little hesitant to google ‘Chinese hairy crab’. The internet has taught me many lessons in my lifetime, but the one about googling suspect search terms is amongst the most well-learned.

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I’ve got a lot of interests: sushi, science fiction/fantasy, medieval recreation, cooking (specifically medieval cooking), reading, British science fiction (Doctor Who!), hand sewing and now TEA!!

My favorites tend to be oolongs and flavored black teas. I like highly flavored teas more than delicate ones. Rooibos tends to taste like dirt to me, and hibiscus is very sour to my palate. But I’m always up to try all sorts of things, and will often find things that I really like which I thought I’d hate.

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Kansas City

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