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Backlogging…I first tried this tea a few days ago and never posted my notes on it. So, here it is now!

Work has been r…e…a…l…l…y……s…l…o…w. But when I come home, there’s no time left in the day after cooking, eating, and dishes. I’m currently surrounded by mountains of laundry and an incessantly crying, very needy, high maintenance kitty. If I’m not petting him, he’s crying. So irritating.

But anyway, I’ve been drinking so much green, oolong, and white tea that this is a very refreshing change. I cut open the interior package and took a big whiff of the dry leaves. I immediately said, “Ooh wow!” It smells amazing! I know I’m going to like this one.

I was surprised to see a recommended brewing temperature of only 185 degrees. I only looked at the instructions to double check that it said boiling. But I think this tea does benefit from the lower temperature. And the leaves are sooo colorful! Thin, curly, rainbow leaves!

It’s a very light black tea as black teas go. I can see the bottom of my cup. Of course, that could be attributed to the amount of leaf and steeping time. It tastes incredible! Nutty and slightly sweet. Yum! It’s a very light but complex black tea. Great mouthfeel and taste. Nice umami. No bitterness. Maybe a hint of bitterness at the beginning of the sip, but it quickly dissipates and is nowhere to be found in the aftertaste.

It also has an underlying taste of clean spring water. Really strange but good at the same time. I think I’m also detecting something peppery going on here. There’s just a slightly sweet nuttiness and then a hint of pepper. I discover something new in every sip. This is really great! Another wonderful Teavivre experience!

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 2 min, 30 sec
LiberTEAS

poor kitty. :(

I think I have this one in my stack of teas… may have to look for it.

Ninavampi

Aww… Good luck with the kitty! My adult dog and I are learning patience with a whiny puppy. Still adorable!

CHAroma

My cat just goes through his rambunctious periods. Overall, he’s a very sweet loving cat. But sometimes he drives me crazy!! :)

Ellyn

This sounds awesome. I put this in my shopping list. My pets are like that also – we are gone for so much of the day when we come home the dog and cat are practically jumping over each other to get in our laps.

Camiah

Awww, we have a whiny demanding cat too. Its annoying and adorable at the same time.

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LiberTEAS

poor kitty. :(

I think I have this one in my stack of teas… may have to look for it.

Ninavampi

Aww… Good luck with the kitty! My adult dog and I are learning patience with a whiny puppy. Still adorable!

CHAroma

My cat just goes through his rambunctious periods. Overall, he’s a very sweet loving cat. But sometimes he drives me crazy!! :)

Ellyn

This sounds awesome. I put this in my shopping list. My pets are like that also – we are gone for so much of the day when we come home the dog and cat are practically jumping over each other to get in our laps.

Camiah

Awww, we have a whiny demanding cat too. Its annoying and adorable at the same time.

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Entering the sweet blissful world of tea aromas!

Having discovered this website at the end of July 2011, I’m so excited to share my tea adventures with all of you! I grew up with my grandmother serving Twining’s English Breakfast with cream and sugar.

But on a trip to Seattle in 2010, I stumbled into a Chinese teashop and tried my first oolong tea. I was forever changed! I embarked on a startling new love for green and white teas.

With a world of teas to discover, I was inspired to keep a tea journal to record my thoughts and new favorites. Let’s get brewing!


My ratings are completely subjective and 100% my opinion. All ratings are given in relation to each other (ie. teas are rated in the order of my enjoyment of them). Therefore, my ratings will constantly change as I try more teas.


I love swapping!!! If you see something in my cupboard you’d like to try, just send me a message. If you’d like to trade, anything on my shopping list will do or feel free to send something else entirely. I’m willing to try almost anything (although I’m not really a fan of honeybush, red rooibos, pu’erh, Lapsang Souchong, & banana-flavored teas).

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