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Book Club Tea Tasting Kit

The Book Club Tea Tasting Kit

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BOTH TEA TASTING KITS INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING...
• TEAS: 2 premium raw pu-erh teas, 1 ripe pu-erh tea and two miniature ripe pu-erh tea cakes
• A TASTING GUIDE brochure for either a book club or individuals with:
            - Brewing instructions for each tea
            - General tips for brewing a good cup of tea
            - Pu-erh tea facts

The Book Club Tea Tasting Kit lists points for group discussions on each tea, questions and focal points for comparing taste experiences with other club members, and notes on discerning tea traits like hui gan and cha qi (tea energy).

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Customer Comments:

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Book Club Tea Tasting 09/27/2021
By Mary
Thank you Bana Tea Company! Our club has about 10 members and just finished reading Lisa See's The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane. I chose Bana because it was endorsed by the author and we wanted to taste authentic Pu-erh tea. Easy to order online. Arrived quickly. Nice packaging and explanation of each of the four teas. We were limited in time, so a few of us compared the Ruyi Ripe 2020 tea with the 2008 Bana Vintage. We chose the Bana 2008 Vintage to pour for the entire group because of its mellow flavor and no bitterness. We did not get to compare the two raw vintages, so I split the remaining teas and tea cakes among the members to take home and try later. Definite cha qi among the group! Thank you.
Our responseThank you so much for your detailed review. Glad everyone enjoyed the experience.
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Excellent Product 04/27/2019
By Sunshine Gigi
As My Book Club had just finished reading The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane...I purchased your Tea Tasting package to share during our discussion.
I did think twice about ordering the kit due to its expense, but in the end decided to give it a try.
I am so pleased that I did! The tea tasting further enhanced our enjoyment of the book as we now understand what the hoopla was all about!
Your selections were excellent. Each tea tasted was unique and with a taste of it's own. It was certainly a learning experience for everyone. I plan to order a cake of the ripe
tea.
Thank you for offering the opportunity to become acquainted with Pu-er Tea.
The Tea Ladies of Orange Park Florida.

Our responseTea tasting with friends is a very enjoyable activity. It is relaxing as well as cultural. Glad you all head a great time.
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The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane 09/13/2018
By Kamloops, BC Book Club
We had a tea tasting during our book club meeting using the direction on how to make and steep the tea and even bought spring water! The tasting notes and suggestions and detailed information which came with each tea really added to the experience and our understanding of the teas and the book. The pictures one of the club members brought from her trip to the Yunnan Province which showed the indigo skirts and leggings worn by the ethnic tribes, rounded out the evening into one which really highlighted our review of this book!

Thank you for putting this book club kit together and for your excellent service getting it to us in time!!

The Kamloops, BC Book Club
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Perfect for book club 06/10/2018
By Emma
This beautifully packaged tea tasting kit was perfect for our book club discussion of Lisa See's Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane!

We received 4 packets of different pu-erh teas as well as a helpful tasting guide. I brewed each tea one at a time, according to the instructions. Everyone got to sip and taste each tea in progression as we discussed the book.

The mini tea cakes wrapped in rice paper were very cute and we passed them around the table for everyone to see and smell.

Since none of us knew anything about pu-erh tea before reading the book, this tea tasting kit really enriched our discussion. We thoroughly enjoyed the experience!
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Perfect Complement to The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane, by Lisa See 11/30/2018
By RFK
Our long standing book club (40+ years) was reading Lisa See's book, The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane. We purchased this kit as a way to better understand the context of the book and the characterizations. This kit worked for a group of 10. We each had a taste of the various teas and could offer our impressions. None of us had ever taste Pu-erh, so this was a treat to learn something new, which is always criterion for our book selections. Our members are calling the tea tasting experience, "the highlight of the year". Your tea kit added to our book group discussion in a way that enhanced our experience. We highly recommend the Bana Tea Company.
Our responseThank you for the high praise. I am so glad to hear you all had a pleasant tea experience.