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We started off the night with three infusions of very nice Bai Mu Dan and then moved on to a "honey black tea". That tea in particular piqued my curiosity because the leaves are bitter by leaf hopper insects, just as you would find with an Oriental Beauty oolong. It was obvious why it is called honey because that is exactly what it tasted like. Afterwards we tasted several different high mountain Dong Ding teas. Two of these were aged and they had a rich, earthy and comforting taste.
Seated on a cushion on the floor, I became rather tea drunk as the evening progressed. This hasn't happened in a while and although it felt a bit unsettling, I just couldn't resist taking another sip. Although there were a lot of us and the room was rather warm, it was wonderful to spend an evening with people who enjoy tea as much as I do. I'm looking forward to attending future events and meeting more tea lovers in my area. If you live in NYC (or New Jersey like me) and you love tea, I would definitely suggest checking it out.