90

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Sipdown… But I’ll probably go order more of this soon. Roasted/oxidized oolongs, especially a good Da Hong Pao, are my current favorites.

This time I noticed more fruity notes to go with the chocolate, roasty, bready, floral, and mineral notes. Loving this rich, comforting, warm cup of tea right now during this gloomy overcast day. Mandala said "This is the finest Da Hong Pao aka “Big Red Robe” oolong we have offered to date." and it is really good.

I wish I wasn’t the only one making notes on this since my thought process while tasting teas goes like this: &*%##@?%^? Yum.

Yixing teapot, 6g, 130ml, 200°F, rinse, 6 steeps, 25s, 35s, 45s, 55s, 60s, 2m

Flavors: Baked Bread, Chocolate, Floral, Fruity, Malt, Mineral, Roasted

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 0 min, 30 sec 6 tsp 4 OZ / 130 ML
ashmanra

Oh dear. I might need this, too.

Kawaii433

;) If you do, I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

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ashmanra

Oh dear. I might need this, too.

Kawaii433

;) If you do, I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

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Longtime casual tea drinker. In the past, mainly Sencha, Matcha. I’m currently into Oolong, Black & Pu’erh.

Gongfu cha is the main way I prepare my tea (gaiwan or Yixing teapot). I drink all tea… Usually unflavored. I do try some flavored now. I don’t like artificial sweeteners.

Favorite stores: TeaVivre, What-Cha, Mandala Tea, Yunnan sourcing, White2Tea, Lupicia. (Note: I love the teaware from TeaVivre and Yunnan sourcing.) Good experiences with 52Teas, Harney & Sons, Whispering Pines

Flavors I dislike are artificial flavors, especially artificial sweeteners. Strong lavender, violet, any strong floral-perfumey tea; cantaloupe, ripe papaya, sweet honeydew.

Can handle a little of the following: Rose, licorice, anise, jasmine, mint, spearmint, peppermint, leather.

Favorite flavors: Citrus fruits (especially grapefruit & tangerines), granny smith apple, bananas, guava, mango, tamarind, watermelon, stonefruits, all fruits except cantaloupe, chocolate, caramel, vanilla, milk, cinnamon, creme, bread, nuts, toasted, roasted.

I generally don’t add anything to my teas.

As I explore, my ratings may shift. 90+ generally means I’ll keep it on my shelf.

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