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In search of black dragons

You’ve been warned that the title of this post has nothing to do with Game of Thrones!

Despite having a preference for tea and being intrigued by its complexities, it was only last year that I decided to delve in further and go to a tea tasting class. Although there are many options in London, I was keen on trying something memorable and, upon the recommendation of a good friend, I ended up Teanamu Chaya Teahouse, in Notting Hill.

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The #1 reason for tea tasting

If you’ve ever watched a wine tasting competition, you will most likely have experienced two emotions: first, a sense of total admiration for the wine sommeliers who effortlessly describe a wine’s characteristics, right down to its name and vintage after a few sips.

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Tea tasting made easy

If I’m in Italy, I’m going to have a cappuccino and two small brioches and then a mix of orange and grapefruit. I don’t drink tea in Italy.”

I can forgive Christian Louboutin for saying this – after all, Italy is the coffee country by definition, right?

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