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Gongfu Sipdown (1181)!

Big thank you to Lapsang Store for kindly providing me with this sample, along with several others, for free! Most of the samples are labelled as simply “Junmei China” but the colour of the sample packets is all different – this is the first one I’ve tried, so I’m curious and excited to try the others and see how/if they vary depending on the colour of the packets…

Times like this are when I wish I knew how to read Chinese – even just a little.

It was yet another in a series of grey afternoons when I steeped this. This tea, however, is sweet and full bodied with a sticky lingering liquor and notes of overripe red fruits, marmalade, and honey with supporting undertones of leather and malt. I managed to stretch this session out quite long before the leaf seemed spent.

For any Steepster friends on IG who might be curious about the company, they’ve also offered to give a discount code to anyone who reaches out to them on IG and mentions that they came from post. I get no kick back/benefit from you doing that, so only do it if you’re curious about the teas. Just thought I’d share though, ’cause discounts are cool.


Song Pairing:

Mastress Alita

Do you have a clearer photo of the packaging? The only parts I could really see were “Red Tea” but I couldn’t see the two characters before that…

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