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I treated myself to this one since I am a sucker for regions that don’t commonly produce tea. Brewing it up, western as instructed, it turned out nice. I did some slurps after about a minute, and it was a light yellow with intense fragrance and flavor. This tea is extremely versatile making me think I might gong fu it, or definitely grandpa it. It’s lasted five rich yet balanced brews, and the body is overall lighter, but thick with fruity notes. I personally got some plum at the beginning, stonefruit mid body, berries towards the finish and lingering honey afterwards. The tea is a lot like a Taiwanese black, and it’s got the lighter body of a Georgian black. I like both of those kinds of teas immensely, so I’m extremely happy with this sample. I think anyone would easily love this tea, it’s on the pricier end, yet I personally don’t mind some extra expense as a gift and to support tea businesses.

Flavors: Berries, Honey, Nectar, Plum, Smooth, Stonefruit, Sweet, Thick

derk

Placed an order with What-Cha a few hours ago. Did not include the Jersey black or green :( even though I’ve been eyeing them for a few weeks. Guess I have my $/g limits.

Daylon R Thomas

It’s good to have limits. I’m still plowing through the consequences of my “limits”

What-Cha

Great to read you enjoyed it Daylon :)

I will probably discount both Jersey teas shortly as sales of them have been a bit slow.

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derk

Placed an order with What-Cha a few hours ago. Did not include the Jersey black or green :( even though I’ve been eyeing them for a few weeks. Guess I have my $/g limits.

Daylon R Thomas

It’s good to have limits. I’m still plowing through the consequences of my “limits”

What-Cha

Great to read you enjoyed it Daylon :)

I will probably discount both Jersey teas shortly as sales of them have been a bit slow.

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First Off, Current Targets:

Whispering Pines Alice
Grand Crew Teas
Wuyi Origins Jin Jun Mei Sampler
What-Cha Jin Jun Mei
Good Luxurious Work Teas
A good Qilan
Best Sachet Teas

Dislikes: Heavy Tannin, Astringency, Bitterness, or Fake Flavor, Overly herby herbal or aged teas

Picky with: Higher Oxidation Oolongs, Red Oolongs (Some I love, others give me headaches or are almost too sweet), Mint Teas

Currently, my stash is overflowing. Among my favorites are What-Cha’s Lishan Black, Amber Gaba Oolong, Lishan Oolong, Qilan Oolong, White Rhino, Kenya Silver Needle, Tong Mu Lapsang Black (Unsmoked); Whispering Pines Alice, Taiwaneese Assam, Wang’s Shanlinxi, Cuifeng, Dayuling; Beautiful Taiwan Tea Co.“Old Style” Dong Ding, Mandala Milk Oolong

Me:

I am an MSU graduate, and current alternative ed. high school social studies and history teacher. I formerly minored in anthropology, and I love Egyptian and classical history. I love to read, write, draw, paint, sculpt, fence(with a sword), practice calisthenics on rings, lift weights, workout, relax, and drink a cuppa tea…or twenty.

I’ve been drinking green and black teas ever since I was little living in Hawaii. Eastern Asian influence was prominent with my friends and where I grew up, so I’ve been exposed to some tea culture at a young age. I’ve come a long way since I began on steepster and now drink most teas gong fu, especially oolong. Any tea that is naturally creamy, fruity, or sweet without a lot of added flavoring ranks as a must have for me. I also love black teas and dark oolongs with the elusive “cocoa” note. My favorites are lighter Earl Greys, some white teas like What-Cha’s Kenyan offerings, most Hong-Cha’s, darker Darjeelings, almost anything from Nepal, Green Shan Lin Xi’s, and Greener Dong Dings. I’m in the process of trying Alishan’s. I also tend to really enjoy Yunnan Black or Red teas and white teas. I’m pickier with other teas like chamomile, green teas, and Masalas among several.

I used to give ratings, but now I only rate teas that have a strong impression on me. If I really like it, I’ll write it down.

I’ll enjoy a tea almost no matter what, even if the purpose is more medicinal, for it is my truest vice and addiction.

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