I have lots of ironing and house straightening to do today, spent yesterday morning with son getting his wisdom tooth out, and really wanted today to be extra relaxing and special even with so much holiday clean up to do. I knew I wanted a green or white tea so I could make the big tetsubin full and keep it over a warmer and keep refilling all day. I don’t have time sit and coddle a oolong, which I love to do. Maybe later…

As I pawed through my tea box, I discovered a sample I had not opened yet. Gads, how could this be?

This is a great fit for what I wanted today. It is a very subtle tea and I must say I think Tabby’s description was spot on. After the sip, there is a taste like fine frost. Anyone here remember freezers that got a layer of fine ice crystals? And everyone told the kids we were going to die of food poisoning or something if we kept eating it? It is also a taste I get from ice when I get severely anemic, but that is the only time I taste it, and crave ice. I bought an ice shaver years ago because I got so addicted to the taste of ice before we found out what the problem was. Take iron, and alas, ice is just ice.

Well, here is something that is warm and ever so slightly nutty on the way down, and afterwards fills your head with the freshness of frost melting off of the most pristine spring grass you could imagine.

Thank you, Teavivre and Angel Chen for the opportunity to try this!

gmathis

Would happily offer to do your ironing if you’re nearby; it’s a therapy chore for me :) I had a great big basket to do yesterday, tossed on a DVD, and unwrinkled both internally and externally.

ashmanra

Deal! You iron, I will keep music playing and tea and cookies coming! I will even let you hold a puppy! :)

Azzrian

Indeed I do taste what you are saying here! The frost! Yup thats it!

ashmanra

@Azzrian: isn’t it amazing? :)

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gmathis

Would happily offer to do your ironing if you’re nearby; it’s a therapy chore for me :) I had a great big basket to do yesterday, tossed on a DVD, and unwrinkled both internally and externally.

ashmanra

Deal! You iron, I will keep music playing and tea and cookies coming! I will even let you hold a puppy! :)

Azzrian

Indeed I do taste what you are saying here! The frost! Yup thats it!

ashmanra

@Azzrian: isn’t it amazing? :)

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I am a music teacher and homeschooling mom who started drinking loose leaf tea about five 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 and oolongs.

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

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