3091 Tasting Notes

I continue to be very impressed & happy with the teas I get from Yunnan Sourcing, & this one is no exception. I sipped on it all morning, & although it reminds me of the Wild Purple of Dehong & Master Hans Wild picked Yunnan, that is more in the energy that the tea brings, than in the actual flavor.

The leaf material is beautiful, both dry & wet, & it features a light tanginess, but not as sweet & plum-like as the Wild Purple is. The most notable quality is a wonderful satisfying mouth & mind.


I placed my first order with them yesterday. I should have got some of this!

Terri HarpLady

I’ve already started a list for my ‘next’ order. lol

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It’s been months since the boys & I placed an adagio fandom tea order, and there won’t be any orders placed in the near future either, because I have a box full of adagio fandom teas from Sil. She got this one from Smiracles, so thanks to both of you. This was one I definitely wanted to try, because
1 – it’s a Cara McGee blend, & some of her blends are really awesome!
2 – I’ve been experimenting for awhile with a ginger & lapsange combo, adding various other things, like vanilla, maple, etc. So this tea is right in there.
I’ve tried the Tiger Eye before by itself, & it was very tasty, so I’m glad to see it in this blend too. Of course, I added some Maple to the pot, how could I not?
I think this could handle even more ginger, but otherwise it’s a tasty tea!
It’s also a sipdown, although I didn’t really plan it that way!

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A final note on last month’s sipdown extravaganza. I went from 401 teas to 264.
Last night I added in all the new teas (purchases, trades, & samples) & my new total is 392. At least I managed to stay below 400, right?
This tea is definitely an unusual one. It makes me think of so many things: coffee, black strap molasses, roasted grain, tobacco, & it’s also kind of sour/tart, reminding me of umeboshi plums. It’s also the first sipdown of the month! I think I have an unofficial goal this month of 1 sipdown per day, although I’m not gonna push it too hard, because I have other goals, & some fun creative ideas floating around in my head…

carol who

Congratulations! That is a mighty big sip down!

Terri HarpLady

One cup at a time!

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Another tea shared with students this afternoon. Sorry my reviews are lame today, I’ve been busy, & although I enjoyed drinking the tea, I just don’t really have much to say about it.


How DARE you! :-P

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Thanks once again to Angel & Teavivre for this sample.
I put the entire sample into my testtube steeper, & steeped 15/30/oops! I got distracted & let this one go way too long/back to short steeps…lol

Tart & Tangy in a fresh & green way, with an instantly thick mouth, & an rich & resinous quality. The embodiment of spring, I shared steepings with a few students as the day passed. Delicious!

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Another morning tea, enjoyed with breakfast. I love the name of this tea, which coupled with the taste, brings to mind a pipe smoking, tweed wearing, sherlock holmes looking character. LOL
Recently there was a discussion about whether this was a breakfast blend or an afternoon blend. For me, definitely breakfast! Although I’d be happy to drink a pot any time!

Robert Godden

Thanks Terri. There’s more information about Lord Petersham himself, here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Stanhope,_4th_Earl_of_Harrington

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This was my first tea of the day, hours ago. It is delicious, lovely chocolatey goodness.


Hi tea….I miss you….come back.

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don’t forget the maple syrup!
Yummm nommm nommm


Maple syrup is like bacon…makes everything taste better ;-)

Terri HarpLady

and don’t forget bacon dipped in maple syrup!


That would be like two heavens colliding…I hear the angels signing…and you play the harp..and I eat the bacon!

Terri HarpLady

and I eat the bacon too!


Okay. I don’t share bacon easily, but you my friend are bacon worthy :-)

Terri HarpLady

I feel honored! LOL

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I enjoyed a cup of this earlier in the day, lightly sweetened.

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Anytime anybody sends me a sample of an earl grey or plum oolong, I give them to Tony. He loves those types of teas, & I don’t. His main standbye is Ahmad’s Earl Grey, of course, he tends to eye my samples with suspicion, hahaha. So I slipped him this one for his first cup of the day, taking a sip so I could comment. The Bergamot is fairly light, & there is a lingering woody aftertaste.
Tony said it was ok, but he likes Ahmad’s better.
This is a sipdown, from Tony’s cupboard, not mine, LOL.

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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!


St. Louis, MO



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