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Tea #7 the From the HHTTB

Well, I’ll be! I’ve already tried this one. I knew I tried a tieguanyin from Verdant, but I thought it was a spring one, not autumn. But no matter, because since then I’ve developed an unexplainable change of heart towards naturally occurring floral flavor, provided that it’s not over-the-top. I rated this one pretty high before, an 80, but it’s so much better than that. This one’s a keeper.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 0 sec
Whispering Pines Tea Company

I’ve loved every TGY I’ve had from Verdant, especially since I’ve figured out my favorite brewing parameters :) this is one of my favorites for sure!

BrewTEAlly Sweet

Yay glad you liked it! I tried including somethings I thought you would enjoy.

Shelley_Lorraine

Thanks BrewTEAlly. :) I’m a hard one to please when it comes to tea. I scavenged the box thoroughly for all the non-desserty teas. And thanks too for leaving the gyokuro for me. I’m saving that one for last!

BrewTEAlly Sweet

Anytime. I never really have time to truly enjoy multiple steep.and fine teas except fridays and mornings of some saturdays but I usually am busy with errands:(

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Whispering Pines Tea Company

I’ve loved every TGY I’ve had from Verdant, especially since I’ve figured out my favorite brewing parameters :) this is one of my favorites for sure!

BrewTEAlly Sweet

Yay glad you liked it! I tried including somethings I thought you would enjoy.

Shelley_Lorraine

Thanks BrewTEAlly. :) I’m a hard one to please when it comes to tea. I scavenged the box thoroughly for all the non-desserty teas. And thanks too for leaving the gyokuro for me. I’m saving that one for last!

BrewTEAlly Sweet

Anytime. I never really have time to truly enjoy multiple steep.and fine teas except fridays and mornings of some saturdays but I usually am busy with errands:(

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Name: Shelley Lorraine Limegrover
Location: Wyoming
Occupation: Student and Evil Genius
Ward: 3 Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, 1 Cocker spaniel, 1 super cranky but lovable siamese cat, one bipolar black turkish angora, and my husband’s black and white cat.

Hobbies: Learning, reading books, math, physics (have a degree in it), literature (have a degree in it too), anthropology, traveling, piano, and making TEA, of course (^o^)

Future plans: World domination >-)
Graduate school for Comparative literature (in German, Latin, and Greek) (this will be my 4th degree, but first/only graduate one :) )

Favorite teas: Kukicha, Green teas in general, aged oolongs, charcoal roasted oolong, taiwanese oolongs, Assam . . .

Don’t like: Genmaicha, Earl Grey, Darjeelings, ginger, coconut, smokey teas (even mild ones), nut flavors, overwhelmingly strong floral flavor (esp. Jasmine), most della derra and adagio teas. . .

My Rating System

100 My happiness absolutely depends on it

95 Will definitely repurchase

85: Might repurchase (teas that depend on my mood)

75 Won’t repurchase (but I would drink it again if offered).

65: meh

45: I reluctantly finished a cup.

15: Couldn’t finish a cup.

I simplified my ratings to single numbers rather than ranges because I can’t precisely compare so many teas with a system more detailed than this.

An unrated tea most often one that I recognize as having significantly notable quality, but that does not suit me personally. Sometimes, I leave teas unrated for other reasons, such as I am undecided or I brewed it wrong, etc.

Note: Boiling temp. barely reaches 200 where I am (and a few times it sticks at 195, I assume due to unexplainable shifts in altitude or the position of the moon. . .aliens?. . .).

Location

Wyoming

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