The dried tea leaves smell like autumn. A mixture of turning leaves and sweet apple cider. The wet leaves smell like tobacco and damp earth. I’m impressed by the full, silky mouth feel of this tea. It doesn’t have much of the characteristic bitterness of other Ban Zhang teas. It’s mostly sweet, mildly fruity, a bit of leathery notes mixed in with a crisp clean finish. This tea stands up to many steeps and seems to get sweeter as it goes. Lovely tea, I will buy it again!

Flavors: Fruity, Leather, Sugar, Tobacco

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Tea is magical, it can warm you up, cool you down, improve your health, focus your mind, or put you to sleep. It’s an instigator of long conversations across the kitchen table, and it’s comfort you can reach for when you’re down.

My first memory of tea, is drinking Twinings English Breakfast with my mom. As a kid, it was mostly milk, with a splash of tea, but that was what she drank, so I wanted it too.

I only drank black teas (my dad also got me into lapsang souchong) until my teens, when I started to experiment with herbals. Now I drink them all.

My favorite tea at the moment is milk oolong! I’m starting to explore Pu-Erh teas and really enjoying them.


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