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I’m sitting here, sipping on this tea and I’m surprised for couple of reasons:
1. There is apparently a liquorice root in this tea and I don’t taste it (it’s a fantastic thing)
2. The cutest little teapot for one that I got today at a vintage shop, is incapable of pouring tea. I didn’t think that could happen but it did. My counter was a bloody mess pouring this bloody pu’erh… how fitting.

This tea is interesting… I definitely get the woody taste of pu’erh, which I like quite a bit and I get a lot of hibiscus. I think I get some notes of grapefruit and orange but hibiscus is mercilessly fighting them into the shadows. Like I mentioned, no liquorice and I’m very grateful for that. I picked up this tea as a sample when I went into the DT shop couple of weeks ago and I didn’t know back then how bad liquorice can be in a tea (for me anyways). If it was today, this tea would never make it into my shopping bag. I’m glad it did because I actually quite like it.

Edit: The re-steep was unfortunately a failure. Most of the flavour was gone except for the taste of pu’erh. Huge difference between the first and second steep.

I will gladly finish the sample but will not be restocking in the future.

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TheTeaFairy

Hehe, maybe that’s the reason it ended up at the vintage place! At least you can still use it as display if it’s cute enough:-)
Maybe you can figure out what’s wrong with it? If it’s a xiying pot, the leaves probably get stuck..

Kamyria

It’s really adorable.. I refuse to give it up… I’ve gotten better at using it.. Maybe there is a hope after all… lol

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TheTeaFairy

Hehe, maybe that’s the reason it ended up at the vintage place! At least you can still use it as display if it’s cute enough:-)
Maybe you can figure out what’s wrong with it? If it’s a xiying pot, the leaves probably get stuck..

Kamyria

It’s really adorable.. I refuse to give it up… I’ve gotten better at using it.. Maybe there is a hope after all… lol

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It’s been a while since I joined Steepster and I think it’s time to write up a bio.

I’m a stay at home, married mom with 5 kids, most of them grown up. Only one remains with us now, my 7 year old sunshine which I push out of the house to school every morning and it’s not an easy thing to do.

I’m an avid gardener during a growing season and my goal is to grow most of the food we eat and save some for winter too. I’m also an artist and a huge nerd. I read books, I play computer games. My very first game was World of Warcraft (was addicted to it solid for a year, lol), then came Skyrim, Minecraft (with my 7 year old) and few others less memorable along the way.

I began drinking tea on regular basis just over 2 years ago when I decided to kick my morning coffee habit. It wasn’t pretty… I couldn’t function for 3 days straight but survived. A year ago I discovered loose tea and found Steepster… The rest is history.

Some of the staples in my cupboard are Dragonwell green tea, Japanese sencha, Silver Needle white tea, green roobois, darjeeling and pu’erh. I also drink variety of flavored teas for fun and I like to order tisanes and mix them with straight teas for even more variety.

Recently I found out how much I love oolong so will be stocking up on that as well.

There are few other tea lovers in my family: my mom and dad, my oldest daughter, my son and my youngest 7 year old. She loves when I try out different teas and I always have to remember to make enough for her to have a little taste.

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