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  • “First comment – un-tea-related: WOW that was fast shipping. I only ordered on what? Thursday? Sweet! Now, the tea. As always, lovely, pretty packaging. The tea leaf smells wonderful. Not...” Read full tasting note
  • “This poor little tea has been quite forgotten on the bottom of a pile of other A&D tins. Poor tea. :( I’ve dug it out again, though, and discovered to my surprise that I’ve only posted about it...” Read full tasting note
  • “Holy unfurling leaves, Batman! I’m brand new to Oolongs, this is only my third, and each of them have been a unique experience… and I haven’t even gotten into the “good stuff” yet. Being new to...” Read full tasting note
  • “Another sipdown of a tea from Alphakitty! Entertainingly, I had pretty much the same impression of this one on my second go-round as my first, in spite of absolutely no recollection of the previous...” Read full tasting note

From Andrews & Dunham Damn Fine Tea

Who knows the limit of the sea? Who has spied its edge and not glimpsed more beyond? Our lonely Captain has stared into the watery depths more than most. Far removed from the overcast shores of his boyhood, long the ward of the ocean’s swells and spray, he does not want for company. The course is of his choosing; the treasure is all that eludes his grasp. And he is not alone.

Who has been staring back? And who would return to fix their gaze so softly upon this worn and craggy face? Love is mystery enough that it needs no magic from the deep to capture our imagination. But like a warm fire, a good salty yarn is hard to resist.

The Mermaid’s Kiss is a scented Oolong tea from China. Abandon yourself to its charms and steep for 5 minutes in 180 degree water. Drop anchor and stay for a few more cups.

(In case you’re wondering, our mermaid is named Maggie and she’s scented with magnolia blossoms. We recommend 5 minutes for the brew time, but go ahead and try more or less — mermaids are very forgiving and we haven’t found a wrong way to brew this tea yet!)- from the blog

About Andrews & Dunham Damn Fine Tea View company

Andrews & Dunham knows that nothing beats a perfect cup of tea, and a great tea needs no explanation. We love the romance of tea. We love that tea might just be the healthiest thing you’ll ever drink. But if the tea you’re drinking doesn’t taste fantastic, you’re missing out. Only a few teas meet our mysterious, rigorous standards and we’re proud to offer them to you. We’re always looking for that perfect cup, so you don’t have to.

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this is perhaps my favourite oolong i’ve ever tried. the dry leaves are really nicely curled, bold, well made with a good twist.

smelling the dry leaves, i get LOTS of jasmine and floral tones, which translates well to the actual liquor. the wet leaves open beautifully, are very even, strong and definitely quality.

the liquor is bright and brisk, a gorgeous yellow-amber colour. i love that it’s scented and not flavoured. this tea does not need any sweetener added, it’s a lovely oolong with a lovely floral flavour/scent.

180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 45 sec

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For a non-pearled jasmine, this is a really amazing tea. I’m very picky about jasmines. I like this tea so much I think it’s my favorite of all the excellent Damn Fine Teas. This is partly because I’m really good at messing up the steeping time on most teas, and this one seems harder to ruin than most. It may be smarter than my forgetfulness. The only Damn Fine Tea that is tougher to over-steep is the excellent Bai Mu Dan.

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This is pretty darn good, even though I am finding myself less and less into flavored greens (I think it’s because winter’s on its way…)

But this is a great light cup, very flowery (is that magnolia in your back pocket, or are you just happy to see me?) and the little leaves are all curled up cutely. Very pleasing tea. Great for a light afternoon conversation with a coworker.

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This is the end of this. Looking forward to new A&D teas soon!

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