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Warm Elephant is a fascinatingly aromatic black tea with very good longevity. The range of aromas is quite impressive with notes of black cherry, chocolate, wood, winter honey, tamarind, and caramelized onion in dry leaves. When wet, the associations are those of banana, cedar wood, medium roast coffee, vanilla, rice, and cranberries.

First infusion has some coffee sourness and mineral sweetness with a biting finish to it. It has full body with a sort of slimy mouthfeel and once again a very aromatic aftertaste with hints of hazelnuts and fenugreek seeds. Subsequent steeps show some woody (cedar) and fruity (peach) notes with even more sweetness and a lightly numbing and astringent mouthfeel.

I’d highly recommend this tea to any black tea lovers out there :)

Flavors: banana, Cedar, Cherry, Chocolate, Coffee, Cranberry, Hazelnut, Honey, Mineral, Peach, Rice, Sour, Spices, Sweet, Vanilla, Wood

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 0 min, 15 sec 6 g 5 OZ / 150 ML
Daylon R Thomas

Finally-a Taiwan Sourcing tea that is under $10 for 25 grams with a higher rating. I know that’s harsh and I’ve had some really great teas from them, but I’m happy that they offer something that good for a more affordable price since I’ve been let down by some of their stuff before.

Togo

yeah, I kind of get that. I would put Longan Nectar and Alishan GABA in that category too, but I haven’t had the recent iterations of the former and they don’t seem to offer the latter anymore.

Daylon R Thomas

They are sold out of the regular line up of Longan Nectar. They have a similar Jin Xuan one available, but 2017 or 18 looks like the last time it was sold. Longan Nectar was on my list for a while to get, but then I got distracted by getting more Wuyi Blacks.

Martin Bednář

In my wishlist. Sounds really interesting and tasty!

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Daylon R Thomas

Finally-a Taiwan Sourcing tea that is under $10 for 25 grams with a higher rating. I know that’s harsh and I’ve had some really great teas from them, but I’m happy that they offer something that good for a more affordable price since I’ve been let down by some of their stuff before.

Togo

yeah, I kind of get that. I would put Longan Nectar and Alishan GABA in that category too, but I haven’t had the recent iterations of the former and they don’t seem to offer the latter anymore.

Daylon R Thomas

They are sold out of the regular line up of Longan Nectar. They have a similar Jin Xuan one available, but 2017 or 18 looks like the last time it was sold. Longan Nectar was on my list for a while to get, but then I got distracted by getting more Wuyi Blacks.

Martin Bednář

In my wishlist. Sounds really interesting and tasty!

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Currently, I am a PhD student at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics in Ontario. Apart from teas and mathematics, I enjoy sports and traveling, as well as music of all kinds. Connect at https://rateyourmusic.com/~Togo

I have been a fan of green tea for a while and I started exploring other kinds of tea in greater depth only in 2017. I rarely drink blends and generally avoid artificially scented teas. Other than that I try to keep it varied.

My rating description:
100 _ Unforgettable tea, an experience that changes your life.
90 – 100 _ Excellent tea.
80 – 90 _ Very enjoyable, I will buy again.
70 – 80 _ I enjoyed it, but I most likely won’t be buying it again.
60 – 70 _ Decent.
50 – 60 _ Average, forgettable.
40 – 50 _ I didn’t really like the tea, but it is drinkable.
0 – 40 _ I would prefer to avoid the tea.

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