I ordered a glass 5oz gaiwan from Norbu. It is so wonderful, and I totally recommend checking it out if you are consider buying one. I don’t use it all the time, but it’s quite handy. A sample of this tea came along with the gaiwan, which was a great surprise.

I was hesitant to try since it was charcoal roasted. I can’t stomach smoky teas for the most part. The dry leaf smells refreshing. Yay, roasted, not smoky! It has a small sweet wood flavor and chocolate hints. I prefer greener, but this is quite nice. It’s complex, so make time for this tea.

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I think most the teas I drink are 80% iced, but on some days, it’s opposite that, especially days off! I can’t believe it took me this long to try different teas. Better now than never!

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