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Fascinating from the first steep. Though I admit I didn’t love those first couple of woody steeps, they were certainly interesting, and the love came later. Somewhere around steep 5, I started getting…was that a danish? The recommended steeping parameters were dead on in that I really started to want to pour off the tea pretty much as quickly as I could. This is a lot like that guy I immediately disliked when he walked into the bar but I later fell for his charms and married him. Hyacinth, butter, citrus, other things I can’t begin to name…they’re all here for the party. UPDATE: I just made a big ol’ western-style pot of this, and I’m am hugely surprised to like it even better this way! All the flavors are there at once to overwhelm and charm me. It was this brewing that put this tea back on my wish list for a restock.

MzPriss

I may brew up some of this today and I think I’ll try it western style as well.

Flowery

Hope that worked – I’ve now done it twice and figured out it’s a finicky tea. Oversteeping is even more of a disaster than usual!

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MzPriss

I may brew up some of this today and I think I’ll try it western style as well.

Flowery

Hope that worked – I’ve now done it twice and figured out it’s a finicky tea. Oversteeping is even more of a disaster than usual!

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I love cooking, gardening, photography, studying languages, alleys, riding bikes everywhere, snowboarding, travel, dogs, and oddly, housekeeping (as much as one can with another career). Also working on the lifelong dream of starting a business.

If I could only drink four teas ever again, they would be Black Beauty (Mandala), Huang Zhi Xiang Phoenix Mountain Dancong (Verdant), Silver Buds Yabao (Verdant), and Shan Lin Xi Concubine (Eco-Cha, at least the fall 2013). These teas are ridiculous.

Current tea shops under exploration:
Verdant
Mandala
Camellia Sinensis

Wish list:
Mountain Tea
Teavivre
Den’s Tea
Taiwan Tea Crafts
Tea Drunk
Suggestions welcome!

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Orlando, Florida

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