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drank Ali Shan by CHA YI Teahouse
330 tasting notes

I sipped down the last of my 25 g of this tea yesterday. I finally got up the nerve to use the clay houhin that Mrmopar sent me a while ago, and much to my surprise and relief, it didn’t break. Maybe I’m not a degenerate teapot murderer after all! This tea was extra floral and cookie-like because I used a larger amount in what I think might be a 100 or 110 ml pot. Sadly, the fruity notes weren’t as evident as they were in a porcelain vessel.

I’m sad to see this tea go and regret not picking up more in the company’s recent sale. (But then, if I restocked all the teas I enjoyed, my cupboard would be even fuller than it is now.)

Thanks again, Mrmopar, for the teapot!

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 8 g 4 OZ / 110 ML
White Antlers

mrmopar is an unsung hero.

Leafhopper

Absolutely!

mrmopar

Welcome and enjoy!

Leafhopper

Thanks again! The pot is easy to handle, though it does get hot if you don’t use the detachable base (which I initially didn’t).

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White Antlers

mrmopar is an unsung hero.

Leafhopper

Absolutely!

mrmopar

Welcome and enjoy!

Leafhopper

Thanks again! The pot is easy to handle, though it does get hot if you don’t use the detachable base (which I initially didn’t).

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Since I discovered Teavana’s Monkey Picked Oolong four years ago, I’ve been fascinated by loose-leaf tea. I’m glad to say that my oolong tastes have evolved, and that I now like nearly every tea that comes from Taiwan, oolong or not, particularly the bug-bitten varieties. I also find myself drinking Yunnan blacks and Darjeelings from time to time, as well as a few other curiosities.

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