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As I was adding a selection of teas I had just received to my cupboard, I couldn’t decide what tea to try first. All of a sudden, I accidentally clicked the “Log” button on this tea and decided it was fate to try this one first!

First and foremost, this tea is in a bag. However, it’s a lovely, compostable pyramid bag that is not over stuffed in the least. When I added the tea to the hot water, whenever this is the case, the first thing I do is watch the tea inside the bag. In this case, I was able to see each piece of leaf (sort of like a cut whole leaf, but clearly no harsh process) expand to its fullest potential. The pyramid was mostly filled, but even with full expansion, there was still a small amount of space to allow the leaves to expand more if they needed.

Definitely a good start for a tea bag!

The liquor turned out a bit darker than I anticipated, but the aroma is still light and sweet. It is mildly floral in a richer way than a jasmine tea. When it came time to taste the tea, I was a little surprised, as the flavor was a bit lighter than I anticipated, especially with the color of the liquor.

Yet the flavor is very like the aroma in its floral features as an undertone to the simple natural sweetness of the tea. While I think I still prefer the loose, full leaf Bai Mu Dan tea to this, when I am not able to sit and enjoy a nice gongfu tea making, this will not only suffice, but fulfill the need for a pleasurable and delicious tea!

Thank you very much to Two Leaves and a Bud for the sample! I look forward to tasting more!

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 30 sec
TeaBrat

yay for compostable bags!

Dinah Saur

Agreed! Not only is it roomy and open for all the tea juices to really make their way into my cup, but I don’t feel bad about using it environmentally as well. :D

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TeaBrat

yay for compostable bags!

Dinah Saur

Agreed! Not only is it roomy and open for all the tea juices to really make their way into my cup, but I don’t feel bad about using it environmentally as well. :D

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I’m your standard nerdy girl in a lot of regards, from my taste in music, books, and movies to my penchant for getting completely wound up in various activities and hobbies. One of my hobbies that never seems to fade away is my joy in writing.

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