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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Harney and Sons Loose Leaf Black Tea 'Panyang Congou'

Tea Information:
Tea: Panyang Congou
Type: Black Tea
Packaging: Loose Leaf
Company: Harney and Sons
Purchase: Here
Description: A wonderful tea made in Northern Fujian Province (like Golden Monkey). It is a wonderful blend of medium body teas with toasty flavors. Try this one when you want a tea with more heft.
Ingredients: ?

Steep Information:
Amount: 1.t tsp
Additives: none
Water: 1 zarafina cup
Tool: Zarafina black-loose-mild
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: chocolaty, nutty
Steeped Tea Smell: sweet
Flavor: sweet, mild black tea
Body: Light
Aftertaste: not much, a little astringent
Liquor: light translucent brown

Steepster Traveling Teabox Tea

I think that I should have set the Zarafina to Medium.

The leaves were a pretty mix of back and gold.

It was a pretty smooth and sweet (no additives) tea, but unremarkable (if compared to other quality teas, including other Harney and Sons).

Post-Steep Additives: none

Resteep: Zarafina Black-loose-strong
Again i should have done medium! When will I learn?
It was a bit bitter, but a smooth, strong black tea with honey notes still.

Rating: 2/4 leaves

Leaf system:
1=Bleh! not again if it were free
2=Acceptable, if it were free or there were limited other tea options
3=I might purchase this tea from time to time, or select it while out
4=A staple in our cupboard from now on, I will purchase and keep purchasing

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