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If you have some of this tea, cold brew it. I mean it. Do it now and thank me later. The lychee and the honey. Oh my. So deliciously delicious. The autumnal leafy flavor is present but the lychee really stands out when cold brewed. The first time I tasted this, it seemed to me like a cold weather tea, but now with the lychee so prominent, I guess it’s an all weather tea! I guess it really reminds me of summer on the verge of turning into autumn.

Is there any tea that doesn’t cold brew well? So far everything I’ve tried has been a success. Maybe I’ll give pu-erh a whirl. :D

TeaBrat

I cold brewed a darjeeling once and I didn’t really like it…

Kittenna

My spreadsheet informs me that yes, you did send me some of this! I will have to try cold-brewing it :)

Mercuryhime

I love that you have a spreadsheet. How detailed is it?

Kittenna

For each swap, I have the name of my swap partner, the date I sent off my package, a full list of the teas I sent, separated by “requested” and “surprise” (just differently coloured), the date I received my package (or close to), a full list of teas I received, a “tried” column, and a “gone” column, so I can keep track of which samples I should have lurking about somewhere. I want to add a column to note if people have review teas I’ve sent, but I haven’t bothered with that yet. :D

Kittenna

My other spreadsheet of all the teas in my cupboard has tea name, type, company, approx purchase date, swap from (if applicable), original size, remaining size. I know some people keep brewing parameter notes and whatnot; I rely on Steepster for that info. I wish I could easily download all my Steepster tasting notes + comments into a Word document.

CHAroma

Wow! And I thought I was organized, hahaha! That’s pretty baller.

Mercuryhime

Krystaleyn, people pay me to do stuff like that at work. You seem to do it recreationally. haha That’s awesome!

Kittenna

Hahaha, I like organizing things like that. I really should find a job where that’s mandatory :D

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TeaBrat

I cold brewed a darjeeling once and I didn’t really like it…

Kittenna

My spreadsheet informs me that yes, you did send me some of this! I will have to try cold-brewing it :)

Mercuryhime

I love that you have a spreadsheet. How detailed is it?

Kittenna

For each swap, I have the name of my swap partner, the date I sent off my package, a full list of the teas I sent, separated by “requested” and “surprise” (just differently coloured), the date I received my package (or close to), a full list of teas I received, a “tried” column, and a “gone” column, so I can keep track of which samples I should have lurking about somewhere. I want to add a column to note if people have review teas I’ve sent, but I haven’t bothered with that yet. :D

Kittenna

My other spreadsheet of all the teas in my cupboard has tea name, type, company, approx purchase date, swap from (if applicable), original size, remaining size. I know some people keep brewing parameter notes and whatnot; I rely on Steepster for that info. I wish I could easily download all my Steepster tasting notes + comments into a Word document.

CHAroma

Wow! And I thought I was organized, hahaha! That’s pretty baller.

Mercuryhime

Krystaleyn, people pay me to do stuff like that at work. You seem to do it recreationally. haha That’s awesome!

Kittenna

Hahaha, I like organizing things like that. I really should find a job where that’s mandatory :D

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I came from a tea drinking family, but I never appreciated the different qualities and varieties of tea until older. All that time wasted! But I guess I needed to be mature enough to appreciate the tea experience. :)

My favorite teas are green oolongs and white tea. I also love greens, especially gyokuro. I have a huge appreciation for rooibos and honeybush as they are often that only thing I can drink in the evening. I am a relatively new convert to black teas. This is unfortunate for my wallet but extremely wonderful for my palate. :)

In any case, I have a love for both flavored and unflavored teas. They are different experiences for sure, but both enjoyable. I find that it often depends on my mood.

I am on a quest to find a tea that will win my husband over. I think I’m making some headway…

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