Review: Teavivre Bailin Gongfu Black Tea

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Thumbs up!"This tea offers a wonderful natural sweetness. Anyone who likes chocolate, cocoa, or caramel flavors is sure to fall in love with this tea. "
Vanessa’s Teaview: 9/10
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Teavivre's Bailin Gongfu is a solid black tea that immediately earned my praise. This tea previously won a gold medal for best black tea at the Tea King festival, and it's not hard to see why, as this tea delivers a clean and sweet flavor that really pleases the taste buds. The dry leaves are smallish in length, and as with most black tea leaves, are dark and slender. The dry leaves are richly aromatic, offering hints of cocoa, caramel, and raisins. The Teavivre website recommends brewing this tea in 185-degree water for 2-3 minutes. I chose to use a slightly higher water temperature and a three minute infusion time. The first thing I noticed about this tea was the natural sweetness that it offers. Anyone who likes chocolate, cocoa, or caramel flavors is sure to fall in love with this tea. The sweetness level is just right, not going overboard where it would be sickeningly sweet. The flavor also has just the right depth, meaning that while the flavor is strong, it is not heavy and there was no chalky residue in my mouth as can sometimes be the case with teas that are just too heavy. This tea delivers a bright and crips sweetness that I found enjoyable both hot and iced, although I did prefer it just a little bit as a hot tea. This is a solid tea that I would love to have on hand for everyday consumption, and at a price of just under $12 for 100 grams, this is a high quality tea that comes at quite the reasonable price. In all, this tea is highly recommended!

— To purchase Teavivre Bailin Gongfu Black Tea, or for more specific information on ingredients or the story behind this particular tea, click here to go directly to the manufacturer's web site.

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