I bought a bag of this at one of the stores in Colonial Williamsburg. I wasn’t expecting much, but it’s pretty good. The dry leaves smell sweet. I put three or four teaspoons of it into the easy gaiwan and steeped it for 30 seconds in 180°F water. The tea tastes sweet, a little smokey, and maybe a bit fruity and buttery. It has a nice, full flavor. After the first cup, it seemed to get a little stronger. It’s more smokey and meaty, and less sweet and fruity.

180 °F / 82 °C 0 min, 30 sec

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I’ve been drinking tea since I was little, but I only started drinking loose leaf about two years ago. I haven’t tried nearly as many teas as I would like. Starting 2011, I’m going to try to write out tasting notes rather than just recording that I drank something, but I’m not that familiar with a lot of the jargon yet. Also, I’m easily pleased, so I probably tend to rate high. I hope my tasting notes will be helpful to others, but, if nothing else, it’ll help me remember what I thought of various teas, which will be helpful when I’m ordering more.


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