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Yay, a green tea I have liked!
I got this as a free sample from Zen Tea Life (thank you!) and just brewed it up today – I haven’t really been in a green tea mood for a long time.
I used a little bit more leaf and a little cooler temperature than called for and steeped on the short side because I’m cautious with green teas now.
And… I like it! It is nutty, with a little bit of walnut like astringency but just the right amount. I get hints of almonds, green beans, and a little bit of butteriness at the end.
I’m rather relieved – I think I’ve broken through my green tea aversion now.

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170 °F / 76 °C 2 min, 0 sec
Babble

Weird.. I DID get the coconut oolong like you did, but I didn’t get the dragonwell. I got a pu-erh instead. Bummer. I’ve been on the hunt for a good dragonwell.

BlueKittyMeow

Aw man, I wish I had found that out Monday, I would have thrown a sample of that in the package too!

Babble

Awww it’s okay. I’ve got some other dragon wells to try in the meantime.

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Babble

Weird.. I DID get the coconut oolong like you did, but I didn’t get the dragonwell. I got a pu-erh instead. Bummer. I’ve been on the hunt for a good dragonwell.

BlueKittyMeow

Aw man, I wish I had found that out Monday, I would have thrown a sample of that in the package too!

Babble

Awww it’s okay. I’ve got some other dragon wells to try in the meantime.

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I’m a writer and as such, am obviously an emotional rollercoaster. I used to drink tea a lot more, but kind of stopped and switched to coffee. Now, after too much stress, I’m completely unable to drink coffee anymore, so I figured tea would fulfill some of my “awake” needs as well as calm my emotions. I’m working my way through a huge selection of samples of pretty much everything, leaving notes so I remember what I like.
I love being adventurous and trying new things, even (especially?) things that sound strange or off-putting. Aside from tea I also enjoy tasting wines. The last really interesting one I tried was a dandelion wine! (And yes, it actually was delicious. Extremely bizarre and herby, but delicious).

I don’t have a set of numerical ratings set down yet, mainly because I’m very intuitive (read: disorganized and opinionated) about how I rate things. Basically, If something is in the 70-85 range, it’s pretty good, totally drinkable. Below that, in the 50-69 range, it was probably incredibly boring. I really hate boring tea. Below 50, I wouldn’t drink it again and might not have finished it (I actually really hate leaving ratings below 50, it makes me feel bad. I’m probably too nice). If it’s above 85 then I really liked it. Super high ratings are reserved for teas that totally blew me away.

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