Shui Xian Da Hong Pao (Yezi Tea)

I’m slowly getting through my samples. I’d heard about this tea – maybe in the context of how expensive it was – but I was primarily excited to try it because I’m very fascinated with the dark(er) side of oolong teas. (Honestly, it was that roasted tieguanyin at T Shop – ugh. Amazing.)

dahongpao-dryleaves
About 5g of dry leaves.

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Autumn Tieguanyin (Verdant Tea)

It’s a brisk Sunday afternoon (gotta love that east coast weather haha), so I’m breaking open the second pack! I’ve heard the name of tieguanyin tea thrown around, but other than its status as an oolong tea, I don’t know much about it. A user on reddit/r/tea recommended Verdant Tea’s aged tieguanyin to me, so I thought I’d try it out before making a bigger purchase.

autumn-tieguanyin-mug
The packaging isĀ adorable. I’m such a fan.

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