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drank Emerald Lily by Rishi Tea
911 tasting notes

I’m a bit at loose ends tonight because my evening activity, a hockey game, doesn’t start until 9pm central. So I’m waiting and kind of being unproductive. So I thought I’d do something semi-productive and try a new tea!

Such pretty pretty leaves. Curly and colorful and pretty. I’m a little stuffy so I’m not getting much of anything off the dry leaves, but as soon as I poured hot water over them, I got a poof of sweet greeness. It reminds me a bit of Jade Cloud, but sweeter.

Oh but the taste. It’s a bit like Jade Cloud – a lot of the same tastes, but tweaked and rebalanced until this is so much better. It’s sweet and there is no salty/briny taste at all. And the aftertaste has a light nutty flavor. Not faint nutty, but a lighter colored/tasting nut.

So yeah, overall this tea is very similar to Jade Cloud. But better. Mmm.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 4 min, 0 sec
jennlea

Better than Jade Cloud?! I am almost out of my tin of Jade Cloud so maybe I will restock with Emerald Lily instead.

Auggy

It’s pretty similar in taste to Jade Cloud, just smoother and a little sweeter and less of an edge at the end. It’s very good!

teaplz

WHEE! Another score for the teaplz tea swap! :D Glad you like this one, and now I really want to try Jade Cloud. I hope I sent you enough of this – the leaves are SO wiry.

Fred

I agree this tea is pretty good. Sweet enough to be good but not too sweet, and not very veggie like in flavor.

Auggy

@teaplz – Yes, this one was a total win! And I have many cups left so no worries! And Jade Cloud is good but this is better!

takgoti

Apparently this is going have to go on the crack list, too. I’m gonna need to have some tomorrow.

Auggy

Mmm. Crack.

Ricky

You guys are making my Rishi / Samovar shopping list larger and larger. It’s getting longer than the list of items I want from Santa. Ahh, I might as well just combine the two.

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jennlea

Better than Jade Cloud?! I am almost out of my tin of Jade Cloud so maybe I will restock with Emerald Lily instead.

Auggy

It’s pretty similar in taste to Jade Cloud, just smoother and a little sweeter and less of an edge at the end. It’s very good!

teaplz

WHEE! Another score for the teaplz tea swap! :D Glad you like this one, and now I really want to try Jade Cloud. I hope I sent you enough of this – the leaves are SO wiry.

Fred

I agree this tea is pretty good. Sweet enough to be good but not too sweet, and not very veggie like in flavor.

Auggy

@teaplz – Yes, this one was a total win! And I have many cups left so no worries! And Jade Cloud is good but this is better!

takgoti

Apparently this is going have to go on the crack list, too. I’m gonna need to have some tomorrow.

Auggy

Mmm. Crack.

Ricky

You guys are making my Rishi / Samovar shopping list larger and larger. It’s getting longer than the list of items I want from Santa. Ahh, I might as well just combine the two.

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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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