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It would be utterly unfair of me to rate this. I just want to note that what you should apparently never do with this one…is let it sit after the first steep and kinda-sorta forget about it for hours so that the warm, damp leaves slowly unroll on their own and turn bitter, producing nothing but an undrinkable liquor when you stupidly try to steep them again. What a waste of expensive Taiwanese leaves, eh?

So I tried to prepare Teaopia’s Coconut Cream instead, because what moron would screw that up, right? Well, I oversteeped it. If Indigobloom had a bad tea day earlier, it’s apparently now my turn. My drain probably hates me. I usually feed it cold bits of good tea!

Hach, blech!


awww boo! sorry to hear you had a nasty tea day. I hope the coconut cream was tasty! :)

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awww boo! sorry to hear you had a nasty tea day. I hope the coconut cream was tasty! :)

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I’ve always been a tea drinker – I grew up drinking Tetley’s Orange Pekoe and their Chai, and considered myself to really like tea.

I’ve been working various retail jobs to put myself through higher education. One day at my store, a customer left a newly purchased bag of loose-leaf behind. We waited for three days for said customer to return, but they (likely not realizing where they had left their bag) did not return to claim the would-be brew. Too bad for them; lucky for me! I claimed the bag, took it home, and awkwardly made my first cup of loose-leaf tea with the only strainer we owned which was small enough.

I haven’t bothered with Tetley since. For the most part (and due to convenience), my patronage is limited to David’s Tea and Teavana. I also order from 52teas and Verdant Tea.

My rating system – hah, I don’t have a rating system. I rate teas a lot like Ebert rates movies. Everything’s relative.

I may often forget to mention it, but you can safely assume everything I drink is sweetened in one way or another – most rock sugar, or honey for green and white teas. I have not yet achieved drinking most tea clear. The few teas I drink unsweetened include milk oolong and genmaicha so far.

The guy in my avatar can be bought at Teaopia or here: http://www.jas-etea.com/products/Jingdezhen-%22Easy%22-Gaiwan-%22Blue-on-White-Phoenix%22-100ml.html

I currently work for Teavana. But I just work there, and my opinions about any of their teas are entirely my own and not meant to be reflective of the views of the company.

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