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Alright…so i picked this tea out today to take a work break and practice using a gaiwan with. I figured it would be forgiving and would really just let me practice a little with handling the gaiwan. I have a bunch of reserve teas from verdant as well as some other teas that I really want to try brewing gongfu instead of my usual western brew. I wasn’t originally as much as fan of this, the first go round as others…but i think the blend is growing on me. On a side note, I am for sure going to do up a cold brew of this as well just to check it out!

First few steeps were mostly mint and chamomille..the chocolate didn’t hit until later. Bumping the rating up on this one a little because as the tea is run through it’s steepings, it changes and becomes a nice little gem that I quite enjoy. Need to add that uh…this gongfu thing is going to take a bit of practice but i’ll get there haha

Bonnie

Did you watch the video on Verdant (not the one with David). It helped me with my gaiwan skills. Having a pitcher and strainer made a big difference too. My gaiwan is fat and easy in the hand. The first one I bought and still use has a spout (I was burning myself at first).

Sil

yeah! I’ve been watching. Just need practice and time to keep on, keeping on!

Indigobloom

Oh man, how did the gaiwan bit go? I always end up with burnt fingers heh

Indigobloom

err gongfu

Sil

wasn’t too bad…little tricky heh

Indigobloom

nice! one day I’ll be a pro at that. (in my dreams!!)

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Bonnie

Did you watch the video on Verdant (not the one with David). It helped me with my gaiwan skills. Having a pitcher and strainer made a big difference too. My gaiwan is fat and easy in the hand. The first one I bought and still use has a spout (I was burning myself at first).

Sil

yeah! I’ve been watching. Just need practice and time to keep on, keeping on!

Indigobloom

Oh man, how did the gaiwan bit go? I always end up with burnt fingers heh

Indigobloom

err gongfu

Sil

wasn’t too bad…little tricky heh

Indigobloom

nice! one day I’ll be a pro at that. (in my dreams!!)

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So no real clue what to write about myself here. A friend got me into drinking loose tea and it’s something I thoroughly enjoy though I have nowhere near the experience that many folks on the boards seem to have.

My other interests are cycling, reading, board games, disney cruises, world of warcraft and dancing – in no particular order. I love travelling and am currently working on trying to get my other half to as many place in the world as possible.

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