Hmmmm. Dry leaves – nice, very light honey aroma. First cup from the pot was unsweetened and no milk. Very smooth, no astringency, light flavor, sweet enough to drink as is, but no where nearly as sweet as Golden Monkey or Zhen Qu. Pretty good.

Second cup – Leaves are out, they have BEEN out, but this cup looks darker and has a stronger aroma. It isn’t as sweet. Is it just me??? I add sugar, but it is too much! Just a tiny dab of sugar will sweeten this one. I also add a drop of milk to counteract the newly sensed strength to what seemed so light on the first cup. Now I have what tastes like a good, but plain Jane, breakfast tea. Hmmm. Maybe I need to do a new pot on a new day and try this one again! It isn’t bad. Just wondering how it changed from one cup to the next from the SAME pot? Must be me!

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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.

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