Additional notes on this one:
Got my smell and taste abilities back. Not sure 100% but I’m much better today. Only lasted 3 days or so. I rarely get a cold/flu. Maybe once every other year but this is the second time in the last month or so. It must be a bad year cold-flu wise…

So last time I tried this I used 5g and thought maybe I needed to add more to get the rich full taste of it. Even at 7g (gongfu cha with roughly the same parameters as the first time), I didn’t get want I was hoping for. I think their Medium Roast Da Hong Pao is far better. This is a sipdown by the way. I’ll try the Medium Roast again soon.

Additional note: 7g in 12 oz for 5+ minutes was best I think for this tea. One more thing (I keep adding, sorry lol)… Preparing it this way, it was more floral (that part I didn’t like).

195 °F / 90 °C 0 min, 15 sec 7 g 4 OZ / 110 ML

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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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