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The best of China black teas, rich with a slight dry finish. Sure to please. A combination of Keemun and Yunnan, with beautiful gold tips. Good by itself or with milk. Robust and rich with a slight undertone of the well-known Keemun smokiness. A house favorite.
Panda Blend is what comes to mind when I think of the perfect cup of tea! I have at least a cup or two a day, and it's my first choice for hosting tea parties. It's rich, sweet, and just strong and smoky enough to satisfy my Lapsang-loving soul without scaring away visitors. I like it equally plain, or with milk and a bit of sugar. I keep trying other teas, but I've found nothing to surpass Panda Blend as my favorite since I discovered it at my local Silver Tips -- unfortunately closed now, so I'll keep ordering by the brick to keep my favorite staple in stock for myself and my friends, who have come to expect "that awesome panda tea" when they come to visit. Delicious!
This is my most frequent tea in the morning. I like it with milk and some sweetening. It starts my day on a good note.
Use 1 generous tsp. leaf per 8 oz. cup.
Pour boiling water over leaves.
Steep 4-5 mins.
Milk may be added.
A great pick me up in the afternoon!
This is my early morning tea—love it. I make a 2-cup pot. The first cup is gentle, delightful green, not at all bitter (4–5 minute steep). The second cup is stronger of course, and a little bitter—but then I add a teaspoon of turbinado sugar—and it becomes absolute nectar!
Hint: because the leaves are so long, it's a bit difficult to get a consistent measure for this tea, just using a spoon. Sometimes it was becoming too strong. I picked up an electronic gram scale, which solved the problem—5.5 grams for my 2-cup morning pot.
Nostalgia. I did not have such good tea in decades. Smooth and fragrant. it is exactly what you would expect from a top quality Darjeeling.
My husband and I love using this. It allows us to make the exact serving size of the tea that we desire. Now I am buying a second one so we can make two different types of tea at the same time.
June, 2023. Denver, Colorado.
First thing that struck me about this batch of Makaibari Autumnal black tea from 2022 was the aroma of the tea in the lovely packaging that it arrived in. I wasn't expecting anything spectacular but this batch was a pleasant surprise as there was a promising fragrance from the package! So far ... so good!
The fragrance in the cup once I brewed the first cup was, again, promising. When I sipped it, I was very pleasantly surprised with the flavour. It definitely had the Darjeeling magic that I have loved since I was a student in Darjeeling many years ago.
I then added a touch of milk and sugar - my preferred way of enjoying my Darjeeling tea - and was able to close my eyes and thoroughly enjoy the experience!!
I am contemplating purchasing some more of this batch of tea if it is still in stock!
I've tried Makaibari Autumnal from Slvertips Tea several times before but I think this is the best I've ever had!
Very pleasantly surprised and satisfied customer!!!
I tried this tea at a friends house and had about 4 cups. It was smooth and had several different flavor tones. It is not inexpensive, but I can not stop buying it. As my friend who introduced me to it said :”I don’t drink wine, but I have expensive tastes in tea…”
Elegant. Thats how I desribe this tea. Its a special occasion treat.
it and linger over this glorious morning tea. Rich, smooth and think of the rolling hills in Ireland. Love this tea!!!
Makabari second flush is my favorite tea and I've tried plenty. It just hits the note of richness without being bitter or overpowering yet holds up to the addition of milk.
We have been drinking New Vith every day since discovering it at the SilverTips tea room in Tarrytown 20(?) years ago. We were VERY sorry to see the shop close after enjoying it for so long, but remain glad that we still have a local mail-order source for our favorite Ceylon brew.
I always offer this tea to my friend when she visits. I have a colleague who has helped me so much recently. And my boss is always so supportive. So I bought three bags as Christmas presents and can’t wait to hear how each one enjoys this very special bag of awesomeness.
I have been really digging this tea this month; so much so that I finally ran out and needed to buy another bag. I adore this tea’s mellow, smooth flavor, which seems to change a bit with each sip. Having only had bagged oolong previously, I had no idea it would become my favorite but it has!
Absolutely my favorite tea! First received as a gift from a new neighbor who used to be a nurse in New York City, I was hooked from the start!!! So crisp and distinctive flavor and body. I use my old fashioned coffee percolator to brew this magical beverage (actually usually get two batches of drink from the leaves when brewing in this fashion, which is double the enjoyment). I’m hooked to say the least!! Call me a snob if you must but I’m done with commercially produced tea products already in a bag. They just fall flat compared to The Earl!! Cheers and many thanks 🙏🏽
For many many years I have enjoyed the richness of the smell and flavor.
This Jasmine Basic tea is my all-time favorite. I've tried a lot of Jasmine teas and the fragrance and flavor of this one is the best!
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