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I seriously had a dream Monday that I was brewing up this tea. Woke up ready to drink it but sadly, my order had not come. No clue why I was dreaming about this tea though. This is the tea from Series 1 that I expect to like the least. I’ve only had one other experience with Dragonwell and it wasn’t fun. But that has somehow translated to this being the tea I want to try the most. I’m not sure if I am trying to torture myself through tea or if I am hoping that damn fine dragonwell will be happier than the one I had previously.

The leaves smell both grassy/vegetal and a little salty. Makes my mouth water just a bit. Brewed some up and – oh, yes. The is nice. This isn’t even nice for a Chinese green (my least favorite type of tea). This is just plain ole nice. Fresh and a bit buttery with a little not-quite-salt at the end. That not-quite-salt taste seems to be a hint of astringency that hits on the middle/back of my tongue after a sip. That single factor is what can ruin a Chinese green for me if it is too strong, but it isn’t in this tea. It gives a nice counterpoint to the fresh smoothness at the front of the sip.

And now my cup is empty (wow, that was quick) so I get to find out how it resteeps!

ETA: Second steep @ 4:30. Not quite as fresh/butter but still good. Not as great as the first cup, but that might be because I just had some cereal.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 30 sec
Ricky

This is the first one I wanted to try as well! But I refuse to brew a cup of green for breakfast! Retrying Ceylon tomorrow morning.

takgoti

Oooh yay! I liked this one too. It’s got a bit more of a kick than the Dragonwell Spring Carolyn sent me but I’d call it a nice midpoint between that and Tavalon’s. Will be joining you in the logging soon, I’m sure.

I ♥ NewYorkCiTEA

This is also the first one I wanted to try as well as my favorite of Series 1.

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Ricky

This is the first one I wanted to try as well! But I refuse to brew a cup of green for breakfast! Retrying Ceylon tomorrow morning.

takgoti

Oooh yay! I liked this one too. It’s got a bit more of a kick than the Dragonwell Spring Carolyn sent me but I’d call it a nice midpoint between that and Tavalon’s. Will be joining you in the logging soon, I’m sure.

I ♥ NewYorkCiTEA

This is also the first one I wanted to try as well as my favorite of Series 1.

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I’m trying to be a better tea logger and actually post semi-regularly again! I’ve let my tea tasting senses become too complacent – it’s time for some focused and attentive tea drinking!

Sometimes my notices for PMs and such have been questionable. Email me at your own risk at aug3zimm at gmail dot com.


1 – 10 – Bleck. Didn’t finish the cup.
11 – 25 – Drinkable. But don’t punish me by making me have it again.
26 – 40 – Meh. Most likely will see if the husband likes it iced.
41 – 60 – Okayish. Maybe one day I’ll kill off what I have in my pantry.
61 – 75 – Decent. I might pick some up if I needed tea.
76 – 85 – Nice. I’d probably buy but wouldn’t hunt it down.
86 – 100 – Yum! I will hunt down the vendor to get this tea!

Not that anyone but me particularly cares, but there it is.

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