I’ll be quick, since I’m writing this note from a sample (which I usually don’t do) but it’s been a while since a tea literally blew my mind (and taste buds).

I brewed this using the tea bowl style, I usually never do but this one was calling for it. Unique candy sweet taste, with a thick and full texture that fills your mouth and a long lingering sugary sweet aftertaste. I am honestly in awe of how good this tea is. It subtle yet intensely flavorful at the same time. First three infusions were definitely the best (I just refilled the bowl with more water after running out of tea).

This is perhaps the only time I’ll get to taste this since $60 for 2 oz is just way over my budget in tea, but i’ll remember this one for a long time.

205 °F / 96 °C

They are sooo pricey!

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SoCal native and Tea addict.

Looking to try every single type of tea the world has to offer.

I’m not too fond of flavored tea or blends, but every now and then, there will be one that I like.

I enjoy all types of tea, but my absolute favorites are Japanese Greens and Oolongs.

I am much more familiar with Chinese and Japanese teas. I’m looking to get in to Korean tea next and then Indian/Ceylons. Herbals are good too, but I don’t pay much attention to them (except rooibos).

Ti Kuan Yin (or Tie Guan Yi, whichever you prefer) Is one of my favorite teas. I’m trying to taste many offerings from different vendors to find the absolute best batch I can find.

My “Tea-Dream” is to one day make a cultural-tea trip to China, Taiwan, and Japan.

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90 – 100 = Amazing.


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