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So, nothing against it, but I’m not much of a Valentine’s day type of gal. I much prefer unexpected love days throughout the year :-)

But since today is supposed to be about love (and not about picking up some cheap flowers last minute at a grocery store cause you feel you have too), I chose to do things I really love.

Drinking this tea was one of them. Top 3 favourite tea of all time for me. Discovered Da Yu Ling last year, I keep two from different companies, equally good. Learned that it is grown at the highest plantation in the world, 8500 feet altitude!

This green oolong is similar to some of my favourites Tie Guan Yin, but brings it to the next level.

I’m using the yixing pot I dedicate to fragrant green oolongs. The brew is a beautiful bright yellow colour.

The aroma is breathtaking. I picture a vast garden with luxuriant vegetation all around as I sip on it. Think orchids and lilac scent, mixed up in a twirl of honey and fruity notes. Not sure what’s the specific fruit I get, but it feels like apricot to me.

It’s very sweet, and yet, the finish is minty fresh. Not in your face mint, more of a sweet faint spearmint. The most fabulous phenomena about this tea is how long the taste lingers in the mouth. Long after I’m done drinking it, I can still feel its imprint.

This type of thick buttery mouthfeel always reminds me a silk ribbon dancing in my mouth!

It’s pure liquid gold, but I rarely see people reviewing any Da yu ling at all.

Is there other Steepsterites out there that are as taken by it as I am??

I’ll end this note with a little love story…

It might have been the side effects of the snowstorm, but my cat Happy today was such a little bugger. Dexter (my dog) and I were trying to chill, me having tea and reading a book, him all curled up next to me. Happy likes Dexter’s ears. He’s obsessed with them . He keeps toying with them while Dexter tries to nap. Eventually, Dexter wakes up and gives me the helpless puppy look while Happy takes over his whole head. So what does a 100 pound dog do to an anoying kitty you ask? Well, have a look here:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/laafeevertee/12529529795/lightbox/

No worries, although it looks like it, Dexter is not having a “Happy meal”, lol!

Here’s how it usually ends:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/laafeevertee/12530016644/

As the song goes «…so “happy” to-ge-therrr…»

cryptickoi

aww…cute critters…

TheTeaFairy

Yours is pretty cute too, Cryptickoi :-)

cryptickoi

thanks..that’s Sprout,he’s a quite the character…

gmathis

Your animal buddies are adorable!

TheTeaFairy

Haha! Love Sprout as a name!

Thanks Gmathis, I think so too :-)

Dexter

AAAAWWWWwwwwwwwwweeeeeeeeee – how cute is that….

yyz

So cute!

caile That is so cute!!
TheTeaFairy

OMG!!! cryptickoi, what’s up with that??? Awwww, don’t I love poeple and their fury friends:-) A French Bulldog? They look so in love!!

cryptickoi

Gus is a Boston Terrier…

cryptickoi

here’s Sprout and Mr.Krinkle(named after the Primus song)…http://www.flickr.com/photos/117587293@N05/12531782284/

cryptickoi

they’re comedy…

TheTeaFairy

Your family bunch is so awesome cryptickoi! (Lol, Mr.Krinkle )

cryptickoi

yours are very cute…how many do you have?

TheTeaFairy

Four cats, one dog…all rescues, except for the doberman. They all seem to knock at my door winter time, how can I say no??

cryptickoi

very nice…food gets scarce in winter I guess..saying no is difficult for me as well…

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cryptickoi

aww…cute critters…

TheTeaFairy

Yours is pretty cute too, Cryptickoi :-)

cryptickoi

thanks..that’s Sprout,he’s a quite the character…

gmathis

Your animal buddies are adorable!

TheTeaFairy

Haha! Love Sprout as a name!

Thanks Gmathis, I think so too :-)

Dexter

AAAAWWWWwwwwwwwwweeeeeeeeee – how cute is that….

yyz

So cute!

caile That is so cute!!
TheTeaFairy

OMG!!! cryptickoi, what’s up with that??? Awwww, don’t I love poeple and their fury friends:-) A French Bulldog? They look so in love!!

cryptickoi

Gus is a Boston Terrier…

cryptickoi

here’s Sprout and Mr.Krinkle(named after the Primus song)…http://www.flickr.com/photos/117587293@N05/12531782284/

cryptickoi

they’re comedy…

TheTeaFairy

Your family bunch is so awesome cryptickoi! (Lol, Mr.Krinkle )

cryptickoi

yours are very cute…how many do you have?

TheTeaFairy

Four cats, one dog…all rescues, except for the doberman. They all seem to knock at my door winter time, how can I say no??

cryptickoi

very nice…food gets scarce in winter I guess..saying no is difficult for me as well…

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Time to update this profile of mine…it’s 2015!!

I am French Canadian, so please forgive me if my English is not always perfect :-/

My relationship with tea in a nutshell:

I’m married to straight Black. I have torrid love affairs with Oolong and Puerh. I party with Green and White occasionally. Flavored are not my BFF, I usually stay away from them.

Love Steepster, a place for tea lovers, where you learn and share with others.

About me:

I am a free spirit, I let people be who they are and expect the same in return.

Books! I love classic literature, but also modern and pretty much anything that captures my attention.

Music is also something I can’t live without… From Bach to Nirvana, my ears know no boundaries…

Animal and nature lover, amateur photographer.

I’ve been drinking tea for as long as I can remember.

Drinking tea is a sensorial experience. The name in itself “Camellia Sinensis” lingers the promess of an adventure for the senses…

Not a big «swapper», but will occasionally. Not because I don’t want to share but because I’m trying not to hoard so much.

Also, I have narrowed down the teas I really like over the years, and I don’t feel the need to try and buy everything the way I used to. (Maybe I have become a tea snob? Sigh…)

My ratings: because I pretty much drink only teas that I judge exceptional, my ratings are usually high. Don’t be shocked to see lots of 90’s and a few 100’s. That’s because I’ve had my share of crapy teas and I’m done with that ;-)

You can find me on Instagram here, I post about my tea sessions mostly, but also about the beautiful nature that surrounds me, and my fury companions :-)

http://instagram.com/theteafairy/

Location

The Laurentians, Canada

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