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Tea of the afternoon…..

This is my favorite green tea. I must have some for my cupboard. It is so smooth, the taste reminds me of very fresh roasted asparagus in a high quality olive oil. Not a hint of bitterness or astringency, just smoooooth, lightly buttery goodness. Thank you so much to Teavivre for the sample. I am hooked!

(And thank you to ashmanra for the recent review that suggested I should be drinking this one right now!)

Mug method with about 180 water. 2minutes first steep, three minutes for the second.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 0 sec
TeaBrat

I did not get a sample of this from Teavivre, it does sound good though!

ashmanra

I loved it, too! So much that I already sent a sample to a friend who said she had never had dragon well tea. And I can’t wait for my oldest daughter to try it. I must order this one ASAP!

SimplyJenW

Yes, I broke my no buy and bought some. My reasoning…..this does not have the shelf life of black teas. If I wait until March, I have only 7 months to drink this particular year’s harvest in its prime. This way I have a little longer. The 10% off code from TeaDeals might have played a role, too. ;) I guess I am waiting until April, now, for more tea!

K S

On my list to sip tomorrow.

ashmanra

Share the code? :)

SimplyJenW

Expires Jan 31. chinanewyear

ashmanra

Thanks! I found another also. Teavivre10 . It worked!

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TeaBrat

I did not get a sample of this from Teavivre, it does sound good though!

ashmanra

I loved it, too! So much that I already sent a sample to a friend who said she had never had dragon well tea. And I can’t wait for my oldest daughter to try it. I must order this one ASAP!

SimplyJenW

Yes, I broke my no buy and bought some. My reasoning…..this does not have the shelf life of black teas. If I wait until March, I have only 7 months to drink this particular year’s harvest in its prime. This way I have a little longer. The 10% off code from TeaDeals might have played a role, too. ;) I guess I am waiting until April, now, for more tea!

K S

On my list to sip tomorrow.

ashmanra

Share the code? :)

SimplyJenW

Expires Jan 31. chinanewyear

ashmanra

Thanks! I found another also. Teavivre10 . It worked!

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Tea enthusiast, trying to keep up my cardio for the zombie apocalypse. I have come to accept that I am a western brewing black tea drinker as that is where my ‘tea heart’ lies. I started on loose leaf as a way to have my dessert and not suffer the caloric issues. Once I tried it, I was hooked.

I drink what I like, which is mostly China blacks, a few traditionally scented blacks and Earl Greys, plus a flavored tea here and there. I don’t mind spending a bit on premium varieties on occasion, but an expensive tea has to deliver. My favorite places to order are Harney & Sons and Upton Tea Imports. TeaVivre is great for Chinese tea.

My ratings are pretty subjective. If it falls under 70, I may not take the time to post about it unless I had something specific to say. If it is 70-80 I like it, but I will probably not rebuy. Favorites are over 80 and up, but sometimes the less expensive or more easily obtainable version of a similar taste will win out for my cupboard space.

Usual teapot steeping method: 24 oz teapot, 3 perfect scoops of tea (4 1/2 actual tsp), freshly boiled water, 4 minutes. Lightly sweetened.

Usual mug steeping method: 15 oz mug, 1.5 perfect scoops of tea (just over 2 actual tsp), freshly boiled water, 4 minutes. Lightly sweetened.

Usual pan method: 1 1/2 cups water, 2 perfect tsp chai (3 actual tsp). Simmer for 3 minutes. Add 2/3 cup skim milk. Simmer for 2 more minutes. Strain and sweeten.

Usual pitcher method:
5 or 6 Perfect Spoons of tea (this means about 7-9 actual tsp), freshly boiled water, brewed essentially double-strong in my 24 oz teapot for 4 minutes. Fill my Fiestaware Disc pitcher (about 60 oz.) halfway with ice. Add brewed double-strong tea to the pitcher. Stir it a little and enjoy. No additions.

(*SRP is my Sample/Stash Reduction Plan starting on April 12, 2012. I got so far, but just decided it was too fussy to keep track.)

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