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Looks like I get to be the first to review this tasty tea! The dry smell is heavenly! I’ve loved Dragonwell since I first started drinking green tea. I don’t always have the words to describe smells & flavors, but I see a pasture of lush grasses & clover on a hot summer day! There is a mild bitter undertone to the scent, which in my mind is a good thing, as I eat a lot of greens & it is a flavor I used to abhor but now love. In my world, a meal isn’t complete if I haven’t eaten a green veggie with it, so green is good, & slightly bitter is good for your liver & gall bladder, so it’s good too.

I’ll start by saying my scale sucks. It’s basically by the oz, & although it measures grams too, the little lines are each 10g, so I do a lot of guessing. I also don’t own a glass tumbler, we drink cold beverages out of Mason jars around here (I have Qt, pt, & 1 c. size), & we drink hot drinks out of tea/coffee cups (I have everything from thimble to latte sized). As I told my sons, we have lots of class here, it’s just all low. (ok, we’re really middle class…)

So with all that said, I used my regular 6oz favorite tea cup, put 1 t. of the dry leaves in there (I attempted to weigh them, I think I was close), & otherwise followed David’s instructions, filling about 1/3 full, I swirled the water around, added another 1/3 & swirled, & then the final 1/3.

Ahhhh, the smell of fresh spring peas, the color is a very light spring green. A delicate taste, I kept the leaves in the cup, adding more water each time it got down to a third full, & the flavor was the edamame floating in a bowl of cashew cream. Tasty! I don’t know how many times I added water to my cup, but it was never bitter & I didn’t develop a severe case of cottonmouth, as I get so often from green teas.

I also poured some of the first steeping into a one C. mason jar to check out the color, then allowed it to chill, & it had a lively springlike taste & was quite refreshing!

Terri HarpLady

oops, I guess I was 2nd! :D

Terri HarpLady

I’d also like to add that I ate some of the leaves too. During the first couple of steeps they were swimming around on the surface & they kept swimming into my mouth. They are very tasty & tender. I’ll try adding the sesame oil & salt next time, & I’m sure it will be a treat! After a few additions of hot water, they sank to the bottom of the sea, & making me wish I were adept at reading Tea Leaves!

Bonnie

So glad you did the same method. Fun wasn’t it to whale through and try NOT to eat the leaves while blowing them away and steaming your face with the scent of the tea.

Terri HarpLady

I just practiced acceptance each time a leaf came into mouth & chewed it up! It was meant to be!

Bonnie

(Some got by the gate and into my mouth too!)

Autumn Hearth

I am currently failing and flailing at this method. Luckily I have plenty more, will be picking up some spring water and maybe a glass tumbler with filter on top. But the leaves are tasty and I am getting hints of cherry so minor success?

Autumn Hearth

Okay its getting easier to blow them away as the water get lower and I can tilt the glass at more of an angle. at first I was like, blow where?

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Terri HarpLady

oops, I guess I was 2nd! :D

Terri HarpLady

I’d also like to add that I ate some of the leaves too. During the first couple of steeps they were swimming around on the surface & they kept swimming into my mouth. They are very tasty & tender. I’ll try adding the sesame oil & salt next time, & I’m sure it will be a treat! After a few additions of hot water, they sank to the bottom of the sea, & making me wish I were adept at reading Tea Leaves!

Bonnie

So glad you did the same method. Fun wasn’t it to whale through and try NOT to eat the leaves while blowing them away and steaming your face with the scent of the tea.

Terri HarpLady

I just practiced acceptance each time a leaf came into mouth & chewed it up! It was meant to be!

Bonnie

(Some got by the gate and into my mouth too!)

Autumn Hearth

I am currently failing and flailing at this method. Luckily I have plenty more, will be picking up some spring water and maybe a glass tumbler with filter on top. But the leaves are tasty and I am getting hints of cherry so minor success?

Autumn Hearth

Okay its getting easier to blow them away as the water get lower and I can tilt the glass at more of an angle. at first I was like, blow where?

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I’m so excited to have found this community! I’m a self-employed Harpist (acoustic & electric – Originals, Classical, Rock, Jazz, etc) & Singer/Songwriter. My days & nights revolve around teaching at home, playing gigs, gardening,& fixing awesome food to eat. My schedule is different everyday, but I just go with the flow, & I sip a lot of tea!

My love of Tea began with Herbals back in the 70’s. One of my favorites was a licorice blend from House of Hezekiah, an old tea shop in Kansas City. There was also a tea with mint, rose petals, chamomile, etc called Nuclear Casual Tea.
In the 80’s I gave up caffeine, chocolate, alcohol, (& a few illicit substances…), and brewed medicinal blends & tinctures to support 4 pregnancies (all children born at home). In the 90’s my love affair with green teas began when I discovered ‘The Republic of Tea’. Their beautiful teas & packaging inspired my original song, “TeaMind”, from my CD “Zen Breakfast”. If you’d like to hear the song for free, drop by my website.

In general, I drink my teas straight, but occasionally I add a pinch of Stevia & maybe some coconut or almond milk (I’m allergic to dairy, gluten, & various other things & avoid most sweets.)

I’ve explored a variety of teas:
Whites tend to be a little bland…sorry
Oolongs – wonderfully sensual
Roobios – I’m not a fan in general
Puehr – a fairly new direction for me
I’m not a huge fan of flavored teas, but I do make exceptions, & I’ll try just about anything once.

And Black Tea, Oh how I love thee!!
I am on a quest for the most wonderful breakfast cup! I will find you, my Love!

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http://www.harpsinger.net

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