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drank Ali Shan by Adagio Teas
211 tasting notes

2 min in the ingenuiTea device, boiling water. First pass on this 3 gm of leaves. I weighed them because i love this tea and it’s pricey for my budget. But worth every cent! Ahhhhh! Honeysuckle flowers and buttered spinach. Each further steep of these leaves will reveal new scents and flavors. Smiling!

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I am fascinated and deeply impressed by the artistry and skill which coaxes such an array of qualities from one species of leaf. In 2009, I founded San Antonio Tea & Herb Enthusiasts. In 2014, a move to Southern California creates both upheaval and new horizons. The best part is that now I live quite close to my son and his family.

For intimate tastings with a small gathering, I’m practicing Asian-style tea service along the lines of Chinese gongfu cha. It is a joy to share good tea!

The most recent sign of my conversion to the deeply-steeped side: I’ve turned three large file boxes into “tea humidors” for aging pu-erh cakes and bricks at 65% humidity. Remote sensors within the “pumidors” relay the temperature and humidity readings to a base station on my desk. It satisfies my scientist aspect and keeps tea pretty well, too.

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