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drank tippy yunnan by A Southern Season
1769 tasting notes

I have spent a bit of time lately digging through my many stashes and caches of tea and trying to finish some that are nearly gone. Most of them I don’t review, but this one I will because it shows how much my tastes have changed.

This is old, three years old or more. It still has plenty of heft. When I bought it, I could not have taken it plain. One of my first notes mentions it being peppery. Now, I mostly get gutsy black tea flavor. This is not a sophisticated Yunnan like Teavivre’s. This is a tea that will grab you by the chest hairs and pull you out of bed.

>DISCLAIMER: I am female and do not possess chest hairs but if I had them this tea would have yanked me out of bed by them. In the absence of chest hairs, it gave me a nice, swift kick on the patootie."<

I am really enjoying this tea plain this morning. It isn’t quite a SIPDOWN but the next pot will be. It is ever so slightly drying, has that scraping feel I get that reminds me of unsweetened cocoa, though I don’t get chocolate notes from this, and is a bit malty if I understand correctly what malty means. It is rather full bodied.

Our die hard Assam drinkers would probably consider this a pretty tame tea (hi, gmathis!) but it is strong enough for me!

Preparation
3 tsp 20 OZ / 591 ML
boychik

so funny;-)

__Morgana__

It would be something if it pulled you out of bed by the chest hairs you don’t have!

Hello.Kiki

That is too funny. I’m starting to branch out into more black tea, but sometimes I feel like I just might grow a beard if I drink certain ones on a regular basis ;)

gmathis

Bonus points for using patootie!

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boychik

so funny;-)

__Morgana__

It would be something if it pulled you out of bed by the chest hairs you don’t have!

Hello.Kiki

That is too funny. I’m starting to branch out into more black tea, but sometimes I feel like I just might grow a beard if I drink certain ones on a regular basis ;)

gmathis

Bonus points for using patootie!

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I am a music teacher and homeschooling mom who started drinking loose leaf tea about four years ago! My daughters and I have tea every day, and we are frequently joined by my students or friends for “tea time.” Now my hubby joins us, too. His tastes have evolved from Tetley with milk and sugar to mostly unadorned greens.

We have learned so much history, geography, and culture in this journey.

My avatar is a mole in a teacup! Long story…

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