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    Peony Tea Shop Wuyi Zhengyan Rougui

    Country of Origin: China Leaf Appearance: dark, somewhat twisted Ingredients: oolong tea Steep time: 30 seconds Water Temperature: 200 degrees Preparation Method:  porcelain gaiwan Liquor: amber I’ve never been into Yancha but ever since working at +Tea Drunk I’ve developed a penchant for Rou Gui. +Peony Tea S. has yet to steer me wrong so I dove into this one readily. I usually do a quick rinse with cliff teas and it was definitely helpful with this one. I tasted the rinse and it had an interesting floral component that I was not expecting. The first round after the rinse was much darker and roasty with subtle hints of spice. It had a bit of the “cliff…

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    Peony Tea Shop Xing Ren Xiang

    Country of Origin: China Leaf Appearance: dark, long and somewhat twisted Ingredients: oolong tea Steep time: 15 seconds Water Temperature: 200 degrees Preparation Method: porcelain gaiwan Liquor: golden amber Dan Cong is definitely one of my favorite types of oolong. I love that there are so many varied tastes and aromas, even just within this family of teas. If you’d like to learn more about the different varieties, Derek from +Peony Tea S. wrote an excellent article. This particular one is known as almond fragrance. It can be a hard concept to understand because this tea did not necessarily taste like a mouth full of almonds. Tea is much more subtle than that. Try to…

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    Peony Tea Shop Pre Qing Ming Dafo Longjing

    Country of Origin: China Leaf Appearance: jade green, flat and thin Ingredients: green tea Steep time: 30 seconds Water Temperature: 175 degrees Preparation Method: porcelain gaiwan Liquor: very pale greenish gold Did you know that there are different types of Dragonwell? I wasn’t very familiar with them until until I read an article posted by +Peony Tea S.. This particular one is a Dafo Longjing which means that it is from Xichang county. Although not from the traditional West Lake, this region still produces a very high quality tea. The taste was smooth and sweet with heavy notes of chestnut. There was also a very slight floral aspect that I’ve not often experienced with this…