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I’m almost out of this tea (very sad), but I’m excitedly looking forward to the Spring 2013 teas!

I don’t drink a lot of Darjeeling. This may be the only Darjeeling that I have had more than once. So, take this rating with an especially minuscule grain of salt. It has a savory aroma (as described) and a floral note that reminds me of roses after a cool spring rain. It is light bodied with a pleasant astringency. I think I finally understand what people are talking about when they speak of a “muscatel” note. When I smelled this tea, I was momentarily transported to a night this past summer when I opened a Martinelli Muscat Alexandria for some friends of mine.

This is a wonderful tea if you want something to drink many cups of or to go with food. (I brewed up a big pot of this at around 11AM to drink with my breakfast of curried lentils and rice.) I guess I should also note that this tea had a lot of broken pieces in it and really clogged up the narrow slots of my glass infuser.

Preparation
Boiling 1 min, 45 sec
Kasumi no Chajin

If you want to try Della Terra’s Darjeeling, I can add some in our next swap.

CharlotteZero

Thanks! That would be great. I was going to message you today to let you know that I hadn’t forgotten about the samples you asked for, I’ve just been mostly busy with a hint of procrastination…

Kasumi no Chajin

cool. I’ll set some aside. no worries on timeframe!

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Kasumi no Chajin

If you want to try Della Terra’s Darjeeling, I can add some in our next swap.

CharlotteZero

Thanks! That would be great. I was going to message you today to let you know that I hadn’t forgotten about the samples you asked for, I’ve just been mostly busy with a hint of procrastination…

Kasumi no Chajin

cool. I’ll set some aside. no worries on timeframe!

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Tea means so many things to me, it is so deep and it is revealing new meaning to me all the time.

Tea is a mindfulness practice, and a doorway through which to explore different philosophies, cultures, and historical times. Tea is hospitality and a way of communion. Tea is an art, a ritual, and a tradition. Tea is a complement to the foods I eat (preferably vegan desserts) and is something I enjoy collecting and curating.

I love to swap, or even just send people samples, so if there’s anything in my cupboard you’d like to try, just send me a message!

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