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drank Golden Needle by TeaSource
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Many moons ago, TeaSource had this AMAZING tea called Golden Mao Feng that was the best black tea I’ve ever had in my life! Since then, I keep trying every tea they put out with “golden” in the name, trying to recapture that magic. While this one isn’t the holy grail, it is a smooth, sweet, easy-to-drink black tea with delicious notes of brown sugar and sweet potato. Also re-steeps beautifully! Sad to be finishing it off today.

Flavors: Brown Sugar, Malt, Smooth, Sweet, Sweet Potatoes

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
gmathis

I think all of us veterans have a tea grail to pursue :)

Mastress Alita

I miss Golden Mao Feng so much!

Inkling

@gmathis Haha, probably true!

Inkling

@Mastress Alita…So cool to find someone else who remembers that one! I feel like TeaSource isn’t as well-known on Steepster as they deserve to be. So many good teas!

Mastress Alita

Even though I’m in Idaho and TeaSource is in Missouri, it is the shop that my local coffee haunt (and the only coffee haunt in town that offers proper, loose leaf tea) wholesales their tea selections from. They don’t offer their whole catalog, but for a time, the Golden Mao Feng was on the menu, and since I love Chinese Blacks, I ordered it a lot. I daresay I may have been the only one that depleted Twin Beans of their stock, heh.

I do know that The Tao of Tea has a Golden Mao Feng, but I have yet to order/try it. I’ve been on order hiatus for a long time now until I actually clear out all the tea I currently have while it just keeps getting older.

Inkling

Thanks for the tip! I’ve never ordered from Tao of Tea, but may have to give that a try at some point. :)

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gmathis

I think all of us veterans have a tea grail to pursue :)

Mastress Alita

I miss Golden Mao Feng so much!

Inkling

@gmathis Haha, probably true!

Inkling

@Mastress Alita…So cool to find someone else who remembers that one! I feel like TeaSource isn’t as well-known on Steepster as they deserve to be. So many good teas!

Mastress Alita

Even though I’m in Idaho and TeaSource is in Missouri, it is the shop that my local coffee haunt (and the only coffee haunt in town that offers proper, loose leaf tea) wholesales their tea selections from. They don’t offer their whole catalog, but for a time, the Golden Mao Feng was on the menu, and since I love Chinese Blacks, I ordered it a lot. I daresay I may have been the only one that depleted Twin Beans of their stock, heh.

I do know that The Tao of Tea has a Golden Mao Feng, but I have yet to order/try it. I’ve been on order hiatus for a long time now until I actually clear out all the tea I currently have while it just keeps getting older.

Inkling

Thanks for the tip! I’ve never ordered from Tao of Tea, but may have to give that a try at some point. :)

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“You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.” ~ C.S. Lewis

I was introduced to loose leaf tea by a roommate in 2012, but it wasn’t until I stumbled upon Steepster in 2014 that I discovered a world of tea that went beyond Teavana and the grocery store.

My tastes continue to evolve, but black tea is currently my favorite. I am especially drawn to strong, malty breakfast blends to wake me up in the morning and flavored dessert teas to sip throughout the day.

Just about everything in my cupboard is available to swap, so feel free to ask!

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