Thank you Dag Wedin for this sample.

It’s my husbands last night at home before leaving me to attend Download Festival 2013 (music festival) for 5 nights with two of his brothers. That leaves me at home by my lonesome with plenty of tea to keep me company.
And speaking of tea…

This tea is a mixture of thin dark brown leaves with some finely chopped and others a few mm long with a few finely chopped green leaves mixed in. The green leaves show some discolouration with brown spots and a few twigs are noticeable. They have a subtle floral scent that is light and very dry.

Using my Gongfu teapot over three steeps using 7g of raw leaves.

First Steep – One Minute – Colour is golden with a sweet and crisp dry floral aroma. Flavour is light sweet and dry with hints of flowers (peony especially), sweet pea, wood and perfumey.

Second Steep – Two Minutes – Amber in colour now. A little astringent and thicker peony flavour. Also much dryer and perhaps a little musky. Very dry in the after taste.

Third Steep – Three Minutes – Very mild now, enough to resemble a white tea or Oolong but still very much strongly Peony.

Overall it’s a very strong, floral Darjeeling that tastes more green than black. I’m happy to say I finally got to try this but I don’t know if it would be one that I would order.

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I’m 27 years old from Leicester, England named Kayleigh. I have a wonderful husband called Richard whom I am very lucky to have in my life.

I started off many years ago drinking herbal and fruit teas which over time peaked my interest in trying new types. Eventually I began to import and sample many different teas and cultures which I still do today. My life goal is to try as many teas and ways of having tea as possible.

Tea wise my cravings change constantly from pu erh one month to jasmine green to the next and so on.

I adore cats and have four of my own called Honey, Cassie, Mr Soots and Ivory.

I also have two fish tanks which thankfully my cats have no interest in. They house an array of tropical fish and shrimp.

I am a proud vegetarian and have been for the majority of my life. When I say vegetarian I mean just that as well, no fish or seafood, no chicken now and again, no animal products such as gelatine and cochineal.

I also enjoy watching Japanese Anime and horror films.

I am always up for tea swaps so if you see anything in my virtual cupboard then please contact me.

A short list to help swapping with me easier though honestly I am not fussy and am willing to try anything. Plus the notes below are usually, sometimes I love a tea that has an ingredient I tend to dislike and other times I hate a tea that I thought I would love.

Likes: Any fruit but especially melon and orange, vanilla, all tea types (black, green, white etc), nuts (any), flowers, ginger, chai.

Dislikes: Licorice, aniseed, clove, eucalyptus, lavender.

My rating system
I have my own way of rating teas that makes each one personal. I have different categories, I rate each tea depending on what it is made of. For example: I rate green teas in a different way to black teas or herbal teas. So black, white, green, Pu Erh, Rooibos, Oolong, blends and tisanes all have their own rating system. That way I can compare them with other teas of the same or similar type before for an adequate rating. And when I do give top marks which is very rare I am actually saying that I would love to drink that tea all day, every day if possible. It’s a tea that I would never turn down or not be in the mood for. So while I agree that no tea is 100% perfect (as nothing is) I am saying that it’s as close as it comes to it. After all, in my book the perfect teas (or close to perfect anyway) are ones that I could drink all the time. That is why you will find a high quality black or Oolong will not have as high a score as a cheap flavoured blend, they are simply not being compared in the same category.


Also a proud SororiTea Sister


Leicester, England, United Kingdom



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