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Now that we are afraid to go to our Chinese buffet because they started using MSG and gave hubby a horrible migraine, I decided to try to make some of our favorite things at home. Tonight I made Chinese green beans with ginger and garlic, and faux lomein. Don’t ask. Okay, it was Ramen noodles but I made my own sauce and added lots of water chestnuts because I LOVE them.

I wanted a good, authentic green tea for after my meal, and as I went through my box of samples from Teavivre I found this! Ad I am so glad I did!

The dry leaves were soft and fluffy like Zhen Qu Super China Black, an excellent tea. I didn’t read the directions and steeped for three minutes since I was not brewing gong fu style. It is very good.
Even exceeding the recommended limit as much as I did, this was smooth and there was no bitterness.

I am astounded at K S’ description of Cheerios on the front of the sip. Absolutely! Nail on the head! And so forth. :) A lovely grain flavor at the beginning, and instead of picking up floral, I am getting light buttery taste. Another great tea from Teavivre. Thank you, Angel and Teavivre!

K S

Now I’m wishing I had brought this home with me this long weekend because I am really craving it. We had Chinese buffet for lunch – no MSG’s! I had spring rolls for the first time. How have I missed these things all these years?

ashmanra

We love love love spring rolls! The buffet really close to us had a sign that promised no MSG but they closed, and the other one had never bothered us in years and years and suddenly we both had a reaction. I love vegetable lomein, sesame chicken, green beans…on and on! And the neat part is that my son’s Asian girlfriend came over tonight and I gave her some of my green beans and she said they tasted almost exactly like her moms!

I know I will be making this tea again. I just read that they usually serve the tea after the meal in China, and that is pretty much what I did tonight. This was really good tea. It has got to be the green version of Zhen Qu. Maybe I can send some of that your way when I restock. I am out!

gmathis

…and what’s wrong with ramen? :) Your version sounds pretty tasty to me!

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K S

Now I’m wishing I had brought this home with me this long weekend because I am really craving it. We had Chinese buffet for lunch – no MSG’s! I had spring rolls for the first time. How have I missed these things all these years?

ashmanra

We love love love spring rolls! The buffet really close to us had a sign that promised no MSG but they closed, and the other one had never bothered us in years and years and suddenly we both had a reaction. I love vegetable lomein, sesame chicken, green beans…on and on! And the neat part is that my son’s Asian girlfriend came over tonight and I gave her some of my green beans and she said they tasted almost exactly like her moms!

I know I will be making this tea again. I just read that they usually serve the tea after the meal in China, and that is pretty much what I did tonight. This was really good tea. It has got to be the green version of Zhen Qu. Maybe I can send some of that your way when I restock. I am out!

gmathis

…and what’s wrong with ramen? :) Your version sounds pretty tasty to 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.

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

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