This is an interesting looking tea, sent to me from NofarS.
It appears to be a silver needle white, or something similar, that is maybe wrapped around something like a nail to dry, so you have these lovely spiraled pale silver/green banana curls that are roughly an inch long. Once water is added, the expand & open to become pale green budsets. The liquore is a beautiful apricot liquid with the taste of…
wtf? It tastes like soap! I know what you’re thinking…you’re thinking I didn’t rinse my teaware, right? wrong! I never use dish soap on my teaware, just hot water. Also, just to make sure, I washed everything with hot water again, resteeped (2 times!), & it still tastes like soap. I’ve only encountered this with one other tea, another tea that I was kind of excited about trying (mainly due to the presentation). I think it was called Blue Unicorn, or something like that.
Oh well…gotta try all the teas, right? Sipdown (because I’m sending it to Sil, LOL)

Sil

oh. goodie. soap tea. can’t wait lol

Terri HarpLady

Hopefully it won’t taste that way to you! LOL

Sil

Haha. Hey did you get samples from justea?

Tealizzy

Oh no! I just ordered a sample of an oolong called blue unicorn! Hope it doesn’t taste like soap!

Sil

I’ve tried blue unicorn before and it was good – for an oolong

Tealizzy

“for an oolong”… Lol! Thanks, Sil!

Sil

haha well oolongs aren’t my favourite but i think you’ll be safe with your order. ;)

Terri HarpLady

I got the blue unicorn I tried in a tea trade

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Sil

oh. goodie. soap tea. can’t wait lol

Terri HarpLady

Hopefully it won’t taste that way to you! LOL

Sil

Haha. Hey did you get samples from justea?

Tealizzy

Oh no! I just ordered a sample of an oolong called blue unicorn! Hope it doesn’t taste like soap!

Sil

I’ve tried blue unicorn before and it was good – for an oolong

Tealizzy

“for an oolong”… Lol! Thanks, Sil!

Sil

haha well oolongs aren’t my favourite but i think you’ll be safe with your order. ;)

Terri HarpLady

I got the blue unicorn I tried in a tea trade

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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.

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