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My new friend Scott sent me a sample of this with my order. I drank many many steepings all evening. Before I started I was pretty drowsy, but that changed nicely. The dry aroma was so soothing, the tea itself was so restorative. I used to prefer Shu over sheng, but now I love them both.

Thank you Scott!

Bonnie

Me too on preferring shu over sheng…but I must admit that I still am suspicious. Sheng can sneak up and pop your tastebuds with a shy dry smoke in an acrid assault. (Granted some less than stellar shu can be too sour or flat if I’m being fair and honest)

Terri HarpLady

I know what you mean Bonnie, & my early Sheng experiences were not particularly favorable, most likely because I used too much leaf and/or steeped it too long. When I get a new sheng now I smell it, & if the smell is very raw/sharp, I start with 2 G. This one had a lovely fresh aroma, so I went with 3G. I also started with very short steepings (after the rinse). The first round of 3 steeps was 4/6/8. The next round 10/12/14, etc.
I kept adding 2 sec until I got to 30.
Anyway, this was a very nice Sheng, especially considering how fresh it is! Hopefully next time I can be more descriptive, but the main thing that came to mind was ‘restorative’. And it was!

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Bonnie

Me too on preferring shu over sheng…but I must admit that I still am suspicious. Sheng can sneak up and pop your tastebuds with a shy dry smoke in an acrid assault. (Granted some less than stellar shu can be too sour or flat if I’m being fair and honest)

Terri HarpLady

I know what you mean Bonnie, & my early Sheng experiences were not particularly favorable, most likely because I used too much leaf and/or steeped it too long. When I get a new sheng now I smell it, & if the smell is very raw/sharp, I start with 2 G. This one had a lovely fresh aroma, so I went with 3G. I also started with very short steepings (after the rinse). The first round of 3 steeps was 4/6/8. The next round 10/12/14, etc.
I kept adding 2 sec until I got to 30.
Anyway, this was a very nice Sheng, especially considering how fresh it is! Hopefully next time I can be more descriptive, but the main thing that came to mind was ‘restorative’. And it was!

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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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