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The smell of the dry leaves reminds me of my grandparent’s barn after my grandpa died and my grandma got rid of the cows – dusty but clean with a residual sweet smell of hay. After steeping, it smells very freshly green and rich, almost like sencha but not as grassy.

The flavor is rather delicate and sweetly floral and green with a fresh hay and flower taste going on. Really very pretty but with less mouthfeel than I’m used to having with baozhongs. Ah, there’s the mouthfeel. Apparently the tea has to cool a little bit to get that silky, almost textured quality that I’m used to/look for in this type of tea.

Second Steep: 2:00, slightly less delicate with less floral and tasting faintly of buttered greens though I can’t identify what type.

Third Steep: 3:00, a more solid flavor but I do miss the sweet hay and floral. It’s leveled out to a more buttered steamed asparagus. Based on the smell, the leaves might have one more steep in them.

Overall a nice tea that I like but I have the feeling that I should be able to get a bit more out of it. I think I’ll try this with more leaf next time and see how that goes. If it doesn’t work, I’ll up the water temp.
2.8g/5oz

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 0 sec
gmathis

I love farm-smelling teas :o)

Auggy

Me too! The sweet hay smell and taste brings back happy memories!

gmathis

OK…this has NOTHING to do with tea, but its a story that country folks can appreciate: Back in the olden days of kindergarten standardized testing, we had a picture question that went like this: “Sally cried when she dropped this.” The pictures were of an ice cream cone, a pillow, and … something else. Because I was a farm kid, I thought the pillow was a feed sack and circled it, and was absolutely mystified when the teacher marked it wrong. Wouldn’t YOU cry if you dropped a 50-pound bag of fodder on your foot????

__Morgana__

Haha! I have a kindergartner now and I can totally see that thought going through a kid that age’s head. Funny!

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gmathis

I love farm-smelling teas :o)

Auggy

Me too! The sweet hay smell and taste brings back happy memories!

gmathis

OK…this has NOTHING to do with tea, but its a story that country folks can appreciate: Back in the olden days of kindergarten standardized testing, we had a picture question that went like this: “Sally cried when she dropped this.” The pictures were of an ice cream cone, a pillow, and … something else. Because I was a farm kid, I thought the pillow was a feed sack and circled it, and was absolutely mystified when the teacher marked it wrong. Wouldn’t YOU cry if you dropped a 50-pound bag of fodder on your foot????

__Morgana__

Haha! I have a kindergartner now and I can totally see that thought going through a kid that age’s head. Funny!

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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!

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