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drank Pear Tree by Autumn Hearth
470 tasting notes

The 12 days of Christmas swap starts out with a bang! This is a rich, intoxicating blend courtesy of Autumn Hearth who did such a fantastic job. It’s got fruity elements from the apple and pear, a bit of cinnamon spice, sparkle from the juniper, floral elements, richness from the pu’erh and a wonderful lightness from the yabao. This tea’s got it all! It’s also nicely seasonal without screaming ‘holiday tea’ in your face. Definitely a soft-spoken but assertive blend.

I didn’t think it would be possible to improve one of Verdant’s blends but here I am, sipping a cup of this and in heaven. It’s pear tree perfection! I think it has a ton of resteep potential too, so I’ll definitely be experimenting with gongfu style as well. Though seriously, if this was a blend I could buy I’d do it in a heartbeat.

Kittenna

Oh I am so jealous of all you guys and your swapping.

Sil

Haha kittenna – it’s looking to be a lot of fun. If I have any “extra” you’re welcome to try some of it when we get together.

LiberTEAS

I love this tea too.

@Kittenna … you could have joined in on the swap, you know! :)

Kittenna

Sadly, I’ve been so busy that I’ve missed all sorts of things. Sigh. Hopefully I can catch up on tasting notes, at least, over the holidays!

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Kittenna

Oh I am so jealous of all you guys and your swapping.

Sil

Haha kittenna – it’s looking to be a lot of fun. If I have any “extra” you’re welcome to try some of it when we get together.

LiberTEAS

I love this tea too.

@Kittenna … you could have joined in on the swap, you know! :)

Kittenna

Sadly, I’ve been so busy that I’ve missed all sorts of things. Sigh. Hopefully I can catch up on tasting notes, at least, over the holidays!

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Tea has always been a passion of mine, though I got away from it during college. A lack of cupboard space and a constant influx of people into my suite made me pretty much abandon my teas at home. But now that I’m done with school, it’s definitely come back with a vengeance—to the point where I’ve purchased about 65 different kinds in the past 3 months!

I like most kinds of teas—yes, even peach, which I used to think I disliked!. Oolongs are definitely my favorite, and I’m an avid fan of earl grey, floral teas, and chai blends along with anything melon. The only kind of teas on my “no” list are rooibos blends (which gives me headaches) and banana flavored ones since bananas are public enemy #1 in my mind.

The best thing about tea for me is how you can be passionate about it and still have it integrate into all of your other hobbies. I like a lot of things: writing, video games, books, sewing, figure collecting, astronomy… it’s a long list. But whatever I’m doing, I can have a cup of tea in hand!

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