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  • “After a furlough of several years, Oliver Pluff came to our house yesterday, courtesy of thoughtful husband and our 37th anniversary. Oliver tells me that 15 cases of this lovely Congou were...” Read full tasting note

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Notes: Grown in Southern China, Congou is one of the last of its kind, one of the great historical teas of China from its trading days.  The word Congou refers to a tea made with highest mastery or careful skill to produce thin, light strips without breaking the leaves.  The resulting toasty black tea is smooth and sweet with the flavor of unsweetened baked apples.
 

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After a furlough of several years, Oliver Pluff came to our house yesterday, courtesy of thoughtful husband and our 37th anniversary. Oliver tells me that 15 cases of this lovely Congou were pitched overboard at the Boston Tea Party. Independence is a laudable goal, but oh, what a waste!

The first couple of sips after a four minute steep worried me—even though it was a beautiful roasted mahogany color, I wasn’t getting anything but “just tea.” But allowed to rest for a few minutes, the flavor caught up with the appearance: deep, autumn-fruity, black cherry. You know those old museum-quality still life paintings with urns of fruit against a dark background? This tastes like what those look like.

Michelle

Sounds like a good tea to have on hand in December for Boston tea party anniversary!

gmathis

All of the Oliver Pluff teas have a lovely little history-geek connection. I’ll have to mark my calendar for December 16 right now!

ashmanra

Happy Anniversary! We are right behind you.

gmathis

And how poufy were your wedding dress sleeves ;)

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