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I haven’t had any ‘real’ tea in my cupboard for a while. I have some Bamboo leaf tea blends that I really like, but I was starting to miss real tea. Especially a really good white tea.

When my package from Whispering Pines arrived yesterday, I put on my happy face and opened it right away. Yay for new tea! But when I saw the little handwritten note with my name spelled wrong, I made a sad face. (′︿‵。) Everyone is always trying to run off with my second ‘e’ lol

Fortunately, the big fluffy leaves of this white tea improved my mood again. I love big fluffy white tea leaves! And even more so when they brew into a tasty tea as these do. This is now my favorite white tea. It is similar to an old favorite I used to get from elsewhere, but recent batches of that one have been disappointing. I’ll have to hope that this one will be available for a while so that I can stock up (but hard to do while Im on a budget!).

The flavor is pleasantly complex. I pick up the honeydew and Eucalyptus honey notes for sure. The rest I can’t describe so precisely, but it’s all yummy.

TheTeaFairy

Shell-E-y (see what I just did?? I gave you a big fat second “E”!)
I just ordered this tea a few minutes ago, so happy you liked it, now I can’t wait to try it for myself!!

Shelley_Lorraine

oh but no, my second ‘e’ must always exist in harmony with the rest of my name. ;) I hope you like this tea too! It’s so hard to fine really good white teas.

Whispering Pines Tea Company

I realized that I had spelled your name wrong like 5 seconds after I taped up the package…and I was out of tape! So it was either I run to get more tape, miss the post office cut-off time, and you spend one more day waiting for tea or I publicly apologize for mis-spelling your name on Steepster but you get your package a day earlier ;)

Dearest Shelley,

I deeply apologize for mis-spelling your name. I assure you that it will not happen again. I, too, know what it’s like to have my name mis-spelled often. Most people mess up the second e in my name as well!

Peace, love, and an extra E,
Brenden :)

Shelley_Lorraine

pfft, out of tape! I dunno if I believe that. haha. But anyway, I was only adding the details about my name to this note for dramatic effect. So, in a way, it is somewhat fortuitous that you misspelled it. :p

Whispering Pines Tea Company

:) Hehe, totally out of tape! I’m finally moving back to Michigan, so lots of tape is being used for packing too!

In fact, I want to thank you. Right now is crucial time for orders for me. Over the past two years (the life of my company), all I have wanted to do is move back home. Whispering Pines was created as a way to fund the move back but has become so much more than that. This move is monumental in my life, both for personal reasons and for Whispering Pines. Moving back to the land of the inspiration is bigger for me than I can even explain. I left my heart and soul at home and you and everyone ordering here on Steepster are helping me get back :)

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TheTeaFairy

Shell-E-y (see what I just did?? I gave you a big fat second “E”!)
I just ordered this tea a few minutes ago, so happy you liked it, now I can’t wait to try it for myself!!

Shelley_Lorraine

oh but no, my second ‘e’ must always exist in harmony with the rest of my name. ;) I hope you like this tea too! It’s so hard to fine really good white teas.

Whispering Pines Tea Company

I realized that I had spelled your name wrong like 5 seconds after I taped up the package…and I was out of tape! So it was either I run to get more tape, miss the post office cut-off time, and you spend one more day waiting for tea or I publicly apologize for mis-spelling your name on Steepster but you get your package a day earlier ;)

Dearest Shelley,

I deeply apologize for mis-spelling your name. I assure you that it will not happen again. I, too, know what it’s like to have my name mis-spelled often. Most people mess up the second e in my name as well!

Peace, love, and an extra E,
Brenden :)

Shelley_Lorraine

pfft, out of tape! I dunno if I believe that. haha. But anyway, I was only adding the details about my name to this note for dramatic effect. So, in a way, it is somewhat fortuitous that you misspelled it. :p

Whispering Pines Tea Company

:) Hehe, totally out of tape! I’m finally moving back to Michigan, so lots of tape is being used for packing too!

In fact, I want to thank you. Right now is crucial time for orders for me. Over the past two years (the life of my company), all I have wanted to do is move back home. Whispering Pines was created as a way to fund the move back but has become so much more than that. This move is monumental in my life, both for personal reasons and for Whispering Pines. Moving back to the land of the inspiration is bigger for me than I can even explain. I left my heart and soul at home and you and everyone ordering here on Steepster are helping me get back :)

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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) – Update: I’m going to the University of Colorado in Fall 2014!! yay me!

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 is most often one that I recognize as having significant 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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