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Generally speaking I try to reuse my tea tins so if I have a tea that’s sitting in an envelope and an empty tin, I will move it over. I emptied my Rishi Ginger Pu-erh this morning and decided to put this tea in it, but also realized I’ve never logged it or rated it. Heavens!!! My boyfriend brought this back from London last fall.

The dry leaf is dark and twisted in the style of a formosa oolong and I can see bits of flower petals and orange peel in this blend. I have done a few short steeps in the gaiwan this morning.

The tea steeps up to be a very light amber color and the orange element is very strong in this blend. I am also getting the flowers but I am not sure what they are, orange blossom flowers, perhaps? It’s difficult to tell what role the oolong is playing here but I believe it is lending a few roasty peach notes which are nice and pleasant. This has a very sweet aftertaste, which is a little bit too much for me unfortunately. It almost seems like there’s sugar already in it… I think I could have done with a little more oolong and a little less flavoring in this one.

I think I will have to try this cold brewed, and perhaps it would be nice with a touch of lemon to offset the sweetness a bit.

Angrboda

I’ve bought a number of different tins, but I also always keep the tins if a tea is sold in one, so sometimes I really have more tins than I know what to do with. Small tins are super-practical for swapping, though. It confuses the boyfriend sometimes, because he sometimes don’t feel he can trust what it contains is what it says on the tin. Apparently the paper labels I stick in between the tin and the lid can be really hard to see, even if they are always turned so that they point forwards… :p I tend not to tin stuff that comes in ziplock pouches though, but I’ve been wondering if I ought to. It seems unnecessary, but I just kinda prefer a tin to a pouch.

TeaBrat

I usually just tape the label from the envelope onto the old tin, but I don’t have any that are super small either…

Angrboda

I tend to just squeeze a piece of paper in, because I don’t want to deal with the glue, at least not on my larger tins. When swapping with the small ones (the little sickly green ones from Adagio samples) I usually use glue-y labels so that it can’t fall off in shipping.

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Angrboda

I’ve bought a number of different tins, but I also always keep the tins if a tea is sold in one, so sometimes I really have more tins than I know what to do with. Small tins are super-practical for swapping, though. It confuses the boyfriend sometimes, because he sometimes don’t feel he can trust what it contains is what it says on the tin. Apparently the paper labels I stick in between the tin and the lid can be really hard to see, even if they are always turned so that they point forwards… :p I tend not to tin stuff that comes in ziplock pouches though, but I’ve been wondering if I ought to. It seems unnecessary, but I just kinda prefer a tin to a pouch.

TeaBrat

I usually just tape the label from the envelope onto the old tin, but I don’t have any that are super small either…

Angrboda

I tend to just squeeze a piece of paper in, because I don’t want to deal with the glue, at least not on my larger tins. When swapping with the small ones (the little sickly green ones from Adagio samples) I usually use glue-y labels so that it can’t fall off in shipping.

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