It feels kind of weird writing a tasting note TWO YEARS after this tea was released. I must admit I do feel a bit guilty about having some of this left in my tea collection, but in my defense I bought it in December of 2014, received it in February of 2015, and forgot about it during a move in April.

I have to say it doesn’t seem to have really decreased in taste or smell at all. Of course memory can play tricks when it’s been so long so it’s possible it was better before. Still a very fruity, plummy black tea (as I think might be typical of purple varietal leaf) that lasts surprisingly long. I’m looking forward to sipping down the rest of it. Now that it has a permanent spot on my desk I’m far less likely to forget it again.

Flavors: Fruity, Honey, Plum

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I mostly drink non-blended teas (usually puerh or oolong) but every once in a while a good blend makes its way into my cupboard. I’m pretty inconsistent about keeping my cupboard up to date and will usually only add a tea if I’m putting a tasting note for it.

Haven’t figured out what my numeric rating system will be so for now I’m leaving my notes without rating.



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