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I decided to use this tea to anoint my new YiXing teapot, I blogged about it over here if you want to see the photos.

http://sanfrantea.teatra.de/2012/06/10/YiXing-teapot-a-new-addition-to-the-family/

After 5 steeps of this I am feeling quite caffeinated so I think I’ll need to stop drinking tea for a while. :) See previous notes for more info.

Roughage

Heh, I just realised I am following your blog without realising it was you. Doh! :)

TeaBrat

ha! how funny. :)

Garret

Hey Amy!! I noticed you had said you were having a hard time removing the leaf from the bamboo. What I do is peel back the bamboo lengthwise on one side. Then the tea can easily be taken out. Like in the pic on this link:http://shopmandalatea.com/raw-pu-er-tea/150-gram-fragrant-bamboo-ripe-pu-er-2006.html I hope that helps!!!!

TeaBrat

Thanks Garret!

Garret

One is glad to be of service :)

CHAroma

Wow!! What a gorgeous teapot! I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything like it!

TeaBrat

@CHAroma – thank you, I was quite taken with it myself.

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Roughage

Heh, I just realised I am following your blog without realising it was you. Doh! :)

TeaBrat

ha! how funny. :)

Garret

Hey Amy!! I noticed you had said you were having a hard time removing the leaf from the bamboo. What I do is peel back the bamboo lengthwise on one side. Then the tea can easily be taken out. Like in the pic on this link:http://shopmandalatea.com/raw-pu-er-tea/150-gram-fragrant-bamboo-ripe-pu-er-2006.html I hope that helps!!!!

TeaBrat

Thanks Garret!

Garret

One is glad to be of service :)

CHAroma

Wow!! What a gorgeous teapot! I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything like it!

TeaBrat

@CHAroma – thank you, I was quite taken with it myself.

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Hobbies include: tea, making art, animals, vegan things, buddhism, nature, creativity, books, writing, cooking, meditation, yoga.

I am a fan of many different teas but my favorites are blacks and oolongs, chai, also like darjeeling and pu-erh. I’n always learning and expanding my horizons!

Dislikes include: bergamot, jasmine, highly tannic or bitter teas, overly judgmental and bitter people. :)

Live in San Francisco, I’m a SINK (single income, no kids) and love the urban life, but traveling out to the middle of nowhere is always fun too.

I tend to not drink things I know I will hate so a lot of my tea ratings are on the higher side. Here’s my rating system, sorta

95-100 I love this tea and would like to keep it around

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89-80 Pretty good, above average

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