Norbu Tea

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Norbu Tea Jade Earrings Green Tea

10/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Lynn Lynn's review:
"There was little fragrance at first, and the flavor was a complete surprise—smoky! And not in a bad way at all, but a light, sweet way, like the smoke of a pine log fire scented through the trees from a distance."
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      10/10

Norbu Tea Diamond Grade Anxi Tie Guan Yin Oolong Spring 2010

10/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Lynn Lynn's review:
"If you like green style Tie Guan Yins, then this one has it all—fragrance, flavor, and finish—and certainly represents the excellence I’ve come to expect from Norbu."
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      10/10

Norbu Tea Old Plantation Qing Xin Oolong Fall 2009

10/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Lynn Lynn's review:
"The liquor was the color of light Baltic amber with a rich toasted floral aroma. On the tongue it was stone fruit sweet, smooth, and toasty, with notes of charcoal and mineral, a sweet, toasty fruity finish and plenty of sweet mouth fragrance—really, everything I ask of a roasted oolong."
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      10/10

Norbu Tea Lao Cong Shan Cha - 2011 Spring Taiwan Wild Tea

9.8/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Geoff Geoff's review:
"The stuff even cold-brewed well, imparting a mint and herbaceous cup (or in my case, pint)."
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      9.8/10

Norbu Tea Ya Bao Camellia Varietal Wild White Tea (Spring 2010)

9.6/10  —  2 reviews
Teaviews Member: Katie Katie's review:
"It's a well-balanced combination of spicy and sweet with an acidity that cuts through."
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      9.5/10
Teaviews Member: Geoff Geoff's review:
"Some of the flavor characteristics also match those of white teas not produced in China. A spicy note in the finish was very similar to a Darjeeling white."
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      9.7/10

Norbu Tea 2010 Winter Ali Shan High Mountain Oolong

9.5/10  —  2 reviews
Teaviews Member: Katie Katie's review:
"It's what bottled spring water should taste like."
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      9.5/10
Teaviews Member: Geoff Geoff's review:
"Formosa oolongs are slowly creeping ahead as my favorite regionals. Even in comparison to the much-touted Ti Kwan Yin."
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      9.5/10

Norbu Tea 2010 Spring Yamakai Sencha

9.5/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Geoff Geoff's review:
"The taste was shockingly sweet on the forefront, followed by a yam-and-berry-like middle."
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      9.5/10

Norbu Tea Lao Cong Zi Ya - Taiwan Wild Black Tea - Spring 2011

9.5/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Geoff Geoff's review:
"Definitely worth your valuable time and taste."
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      9.5/10

Norbu Tea Ye Sheng Hong Cha - 2011 Spring Yunnan Wild Black Tea

9.5/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Geoff Geoff's review:
"it resembled black teas from the Caucasus region – Georgia, to be precise."
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      9.5/10

Norbu Tea Ruby Black Winter 2009

9.5/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Lynn Lynn's review:
". . . the cinnamon and mint hints were solidly present, becoming more pronounced as the tea cooled, with added notes of unsweetened dark chocolate and honey. "
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      9.5/10

Norbu Tea 2005 Ye Sheng Wild Tea Log

9.4/10  —  2 reviews
Teaviews Member: Raven Raven's review:
"The wild, wacky bamboo shoot like leaves behold as much interest in the cup, with their pine tinged herbaceous warmth, as their appearance does. "
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      9/10
Teaviews Member: Geoff Geoff's review:
"This, wow, I don't even know where to begin."
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      9.7/10

Norbu Tea Aged Fo Shou Oolong - 2001 Fujian Oolong Tea

9.2/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Geoff Geoff's review:
"Serendipity by way of steep. "
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      9.2/10

Norbu Tea 2010 Ban Po Lao Zhai Mao Cha Loose Sheng Pu-Erh Tea

9.1/10  —  2 reviews
Teaviews Member: Katie Katie's review:
"Delicious and interesting, this tea far exceeded my expectations."
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      8.5/10
Teaviews Member: Geoff Geoff's review:
" Flavor? Well, I'll be damned if I don't say it tasted like a Nan Nuo pressed pu-erh twice its age."
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      9.7/10

Norbu Tea 2010 Spring Jade Dragon -Yunnan Green Tea

9/10  —  2 reviews
Teaviews Member: Vanessa Vanessa's review:
"sweet and nutty with vegetal and surprisingly tangy notes"
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      8.5/10
Teaviews Member: Lynn Lynn's review:
"The Norbu site uses the word “assertive” several times, and it is quite apt. One might call this dragon fierce."
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      9.5/10

Norbu Tea San Nen Bancha

9/10  —  3 reviews
Teaviews Member: Geoff Geoff's review:
"I likened it to a park bench on a summer day - practically ancient - with creaky hinges and a gentle sway."
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      9/10
Teaviews Member: Katie Katie's review:
"It smells spectacular, mostly like chicory and hazelnut and somewhat earthy."
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      8.9/10
Teaviews Member: Vanessa Vanessa's review:
"The tea has sweet and nutty notes which balance out the underlying earthiness. The overall effect is a smooth tea that is neither too pungent nor too bland. "
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      9/10

Norbu Diamond Grade Tie Guan Yin Spring Harvest 2009

8.9/10  —  4 reviews
Teaviews Member: Katie Katie's review:
"It's like drinking lilac-infused butter, which is much better than one would think."
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      8.7/10
Teaviews Member: Lynn Lynn's review:
"The liquor was a pale peridot green and smelled fantastic. And I'm happy to say the flavor lived up to the promise, too. Delicate, mouth filling, stone fruit sweet, a little nutty, a little buttery, and very fragrant in the mouth. Breathing out through the nose between sips was a sensory pleasure. "
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      10/10
Teaviews Member: Nicole Nicole's review:
"A very high quality oolong. The taste was multi-layered, floral with a refreshing aftertaste."
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      10/10
Teaviews Member: Vanessa Vanessa's review:
"A decent Tie Guan Yin and one who's quality is quite good when compared to the cost, but I am not sure if the "diamond" grade was truly merited. "
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      7/10

Norbu Tea Charcoal Roasted Lao Cong Shan Cha - 2011 Spring Taiwan Wild Tea

8.8/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Geoff Geoff's review:
"This lead to a very dark crimson liquor – almost Keemun dark – with a very roasty nose and an equally roasty taste. However, it was wonderful, which leads me to believe this would hold up well to Western brewing just fine. "
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      8.8/10

Norbu 2007 Lincang Grade 1 Ripe Pu-Erh

8.8/10  —  2 reviews
Teaviews Member: Shaiha Shaiha's review:
"Very impressive younger pu-erh. Well worth checking out."
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      8.4/10
Teaviews Member: Dan Dan's review:
"Norbu's pu-erh offerings are always top notch, but this one's playfulness and unique qualities make it stand out from the crowd. "
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      9.2/10

Norbu Tea Spring 2010 Xue Dian Mei Lan Yunnan Green Tea

8.8/10  —  2 reviews
Teaviews Member: Raven Raven's review:
"Deciding whether an oolong or a green, brewed high or low, the tea’s lusty scent and elaborate character offers as much interest as deciding how to brew it. "
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      8/10
Teaviews Member: Vanessa Vanessa's review:
"A wonderfully sweet and grainy flavor, with not even the slightest hint of vegetal astringency."
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      9.5/10

Norbu Snow Dragon White

8.7/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Katie Katie's review:
"Simple and relaxing, calm and sweet."
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      8.7/10

Norbu Tea 2008 Yi Wu Mountain Bamboo Roasted Pu-Erh Tea

8.5/10  —  5 reviews
Teaviews Member: Jamie Jamie's review:
"Vaguely spicy and somewhat earthy, but in a fermented sort of way, with smokiness developing and pairing pleasantly with light astringency at the close. Quite interesting!"
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      8.5/10
Teaviews Member: Dan Dan's review:
"The differences between the early steepings and the final cup are rewarding and well worth exploring here. This makes a great tea to explore for a few hours, although for a seasoned Pu-Erh expert, it may be a bit tame."
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      7.8/10
Teaviews Member: Scott Scott's review:
"A tea that evolves over multiple brews, each one better than the next. Tastes like no other pu-erh I've had."
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      7.9/10
Teaviews Member: Lynn Lynn's review:
"The flavor was amazingly complex: at first bitter, but with a surprisingly sweet finish which once again reminded me of honey and musk. The sweet, thick fragrance rose from my throat into my nostrils and lingered there, like an oolong."
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      9.5/10
Teaviews Member: Troy Troy's review:
"A very approachable puerh for Oolong fans, puerh virgins, and tea newbies, but appreciable by pretty much anyone."
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      9/10

Norbu Tea 2005 Feng Qing Grade 3 Ripe Pu-Erh Tea

8.5/10  —  2 reviews
Teaviews Member: Katie Katie's review:
" Mossy, mellow, smooth."
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      8.1/10
Teaviews Member: Dan Dan's review:
"Those yearning a potent and delicious Pu-erh will be into this one big-time. The convenience of the loose-leaves is an added bonus that will have me reaching for this particular tea more than cake varietals."
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      8.9/10

Norbu Tea 2010 Spring Hon Yama Zairai Sencha

8.5/10  —  2 reviews
Teaviews Member: Jamie Jamie's review:
"The tastes are unique and definite in each infusion. Character abounds. This leaf is sophisticated and yet surprisingly straightforward and easy to work with and is full of great flavors. "
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      9/10
Teaviews Member: Geoff Geoff's review:
" It was like someone took the almondy note from the dry leaves and added a touch of honey to 'em."
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      7.9/10

Norbu Tea Taiwan Alishan High Mountain Oolong Spring Harvest 2009

8.4/10  —  3 reviews
Teaviews Member: Shaiha Shaiha's review:
"Delightful High Mountain Winter Oolong with a natural sweetness! Highly recommended."
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      8.8/10
Teaviews Member: Lynn Lynn's review:
"The large leaves of this oolong are tightly twisted into sizable dark green nuggets with lighter tones scattered throughout. The fragrance of the dry leaves is quite strong and very floral—a "High Mountain Aroma" that the website describes as "orchidy.""
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      9.5/10
Teaviews Member: Vanessa Vanessa's review:
"The flavor of this tea leans heavily on the floral side, and has a nice consistency to it, being smooth and fairly light."
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      7/10

Norbu Huang Jin Gui Oolong Tea

8.4/10  —  4 reviews
Teaviews Member: Katie Katie's review:
"This is a tea to think about. A cup to wrap yourself up in."
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      8.8/10
Teaviews Member: Shaiha Shaiha's review:
"An easy drinking Oolong with light floral undertones."
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      7.8/10
Teaviews Member: Lynn Lynn's review:
"The resulting liquor was a sunny golden yellow and nicely redolent of osmanthus blossoms. The flavor was silky smooth and sweet on the tongue, with a thick, mouth filling feel and a long sweet finish."
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      10/10
Teaviews Member: Vanessa Vanessa's review:
"Overall, this was a smooth-drinking, light-bodied, yet satisfying brew, but one I would not recommend for multiple brews. "
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      7/10

Norbu Tea Ichiban Hojicha

8.4/10  —  2 reviews
Teaviews Member: Jamie Jamie's review:
"The taste was full, sweet and roasted with a good toasted grain like flavor and a lightly astringent finish, almost a whisper but still appreciable. "
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      9/10
Teaviews Member: Sophie Sophie's review:
"While not in the realm of the spectacular, this cup has a soft sophistication about it that is hard to resist."
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      7.8/10

Norbu Tea 2007 White Bud Sheng Pu Erh

8.4/10  —  4 reviews
Teaviews Member: Katie Katie's review:
"This was a fun and different tea experience."
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      8.3/10
Teaviews Member: Laura Laura's review:
"I really like the fact that Norbu sells a number of their pu erh offerings in these 25 gram sample sizes and even offers a sampler of them. If you want to check this out, you could buy this in the sample size for just $2.75, which I think is a great deal."
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      8.2/10
Teaviews Member: Jamie Jamie's review:
"A second infusion is darker in color and sturdier in body with a taste that actually reminds me of a black tea. Certainly the flavor of this tea is not like that of your usual white tea. White buds done pu-erh style is well worthy of a sampling as soon as can be arranged!"
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      8/10
Teaviews Member: Dan Dan's review:
"A wonderful, sweet Pu-Erh that is surely an ideal gateway into the fantastic world of Pu-Erh teas."
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      8.9/10

Norbu Tea 2009 Norbu Lao Cha Tou Shu Pu-Erh Tea

8.2/10  —  2 reviews
Teaviews Member: Raven Raven's review:
"It's an incredibly approachable Shu, as the engaging feel, as soft as worn in cotton, pulls one in to the enduring pastry lined character."
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      8.3/10
Teaviews Member: Dan Dan's review:
"This Lao Cha presents a unique twist, yet it retains its own character while remaining distinctly Pu-er. The initial cups are quite nice and may be very enticing to those unfamiliar with Pu-er or those who may have been taken aback by a particularly spicy one in the past. "
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      8.0/10

Norbu Tea 2007 Spring Yong De Mao Cha

8.1/10  —  2 reviews
Teaviews Member: Katie Katie's review:
"Would I buy it? No. Would I recommend it? Yes."
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      7.8/10
Teaviews Member: Geoff Geoff's review:
"Overall, this is more than passable, but still lacking compared to its younger brethren."
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      8.3/10

Norbu Tea Kondouwase Arashiage Asamushi (2010 Spring)

8/10  —  2 reviews
Teaviews Member: Jamie Jamie's review:
"This cup is sweet, mellow and smooth - a little textural with vaguely sea-like mineral flavors picking up. "
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      7/10
Teaviews Member: Geoff Geoff's review:
"Once the stars (and dog) finally aligned so I could do it right, the liquor brewed a decent - if pale - green, with a grassy-sweet nose."
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      9/10

Norbu Tea 2009 Winter Tie Guan Yin

8/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Lynn Lynn's review:
"This charcoal-roasted Tie Guan Yin is the “French Roast” of oolongs."
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      8/10

Norbu Tea Sunpu Boucha

8/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Sophie Sophie's review:
"Mocha, roasted barley and cinnamon notes all play prominent roles, creating a cup that is sweet, smooth and oh so decadent!"
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      8/10

Norbu Tea Imperial Dian Hong

7.9/10  —  5 reviews
Teaviews Member: Nicole Nicole's review:
"It had a thick and creamy mouth feeling but went down smoothly. The taste was pleasantly rich and complex."
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      10/10
Teaviews Member: Katie Katie's review:
"It is a relaxing snap back to becoming what resembles a functioning human being."
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      8.2/10
Teaviews Member: Lynn Lynn's review:
"The flavor was mildly bitter, definitely astringent, with only a hint of the malty sweetness I expect from a Yunnan. "
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      4.5/10
Teaviews Member: Troy Troy's review:
"A rich action packed black tea of yore."
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      9/10
Teaviews Member: Vanessa Vanessa's review:
"This tea features the characteristics I have come to expect from a good Yunnan: a nice peppery-like spiciness (although not too strong), a sweet maltiness, and perhaps just a hint of smokiness. "
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      8.0/10

Norbu Tea Pasha Zhong Zhai Mao Cha (2010 Fall)

7.9/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Geoff Geoff's review:
"The liquor colored to a pleasant and even yellow, like a buttery blossom infusion. "
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      7.9/10

Norbu Tea Black Gold Spring Harvest 09

7.6/10  —  4 reviews
Teaviews Member: Nicole Nicole's review:
"It was mild and sweet with a hint of spiciness, a straight forward black tea. Nothing fancy or extraordinary but sometimes that is a good thing."
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      8/10
Teaviews Member: Troy Troy's review:
"Really good, not great."
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      6/10
Teaviews Member: Dan Dan's review:
"An outrageously-good Dian Hong with a surprisingly funky element to it."
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      10/10
Teaviews Member: Lynn Lynn's review:
"The flavor, however, made up for the lack. It was malty, a touch spicy, astringent, with a touch of sweetness in the finish. A splash of half and half brought out the flavors and mellowed them together. "
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      6.5/10

Norbu Tea 2010 Lao Tai Di Qing Xin

7.3/10  —  2 reviews
Teaviews Member: Sophie Sophie's review:
"This oolong is bold and a little rough around the edges, perfect for those seeking a tea with a strong smoky profile. While not unpleasant, it's lacking in subtlety."
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      5.8/10
Teaviews Member: Bryan Bryan's review:
"This Medium-Roast Taiwanese Oolong has a mellow sweet flavor with hints of caramel, chocolate, and fruityness with a smooth mouthfeel. "
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      8.8/10

Norbu Tea 2009 Lao Mansa Sheng Pu Erh Tea

6.9/10  —  3 reviews
Teaviews Member: Katie Katie's review:
"Probably a good candidate for ageing, and certainly not a bad cup when drunk young, either."
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      7.6/10
Teaviews Member: Lynn Lynn's review:
"Given the olfactory pleasures of this tea, I was surprised that I couldn't seem to wring a better flavor out of it."
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      5/10
Teaviews Member: Troy Troy's review:
"If you like Young Puerhs buy, if you like to age puerhs buy, if you like novelty shower curtains... may the gods have mercy on your wretched soul."
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      8/10

Norbu Tea Jasmine Pearls

6.8/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Sophie Sophie's review:
"These pearls are clearly crafted with care and the green tea used is pleasant enough. Personally I would have liked more jasmine in the mix. Those looking for a more subtle floral presence in their jasmine blends would do well to check out the 2011 version of these pearls. "
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      6.8/10

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