The first few tries to brew this ended up a bit weak, so I have used plenty of leaf to brew a pot today. There is a bit of astringent bitterness on the first sip, more so when it hasn’t cooled. I typical like piping hot tea, but this one it seems better to let it cool significantly. Dark chocolate and caramel notes linger when sipping a cooler cup. This is a decent example of Yunnan, but it seems a bit finicky to brew, so I won’t be restocking in my cupboard.

Flavors: Caramel, Dark Chocolate, Honey

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I started drinking more tea about 10 years ago when I found that even my half -caf coffee was making me jittery and then sleepy after the caffeine wore off. While I started out with mostly Teavana, but soon expanded my tea cupboard to include lapsang souchon, pu-erh, Assam, and other strong black teas. I do enjoy oolongs, green, and other teas, as well as a nice tisane for an evening cuppa.
I’m not fond of jasmine or bergamont teas, though I’ll try anything once.
I am an avid traveler, hiker, soccer player/watcher.
I love trying new tea in new places, if you see something in my cupboard you want to try, hit me up for a swap!


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