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I have a sample of this from awhile back from Kasumi no Chajin, ty!

Decided to do more tea rounds in one of my yixing pots – this one for my oolong pot.

Gotta say, this oolong is very different from others I had. It sips in creamy like floral. The ending is very complex: slight bitterness similar to a nut, mystery spice (package said star anise, but just slightly), nutty and sweet. Each steeping got better and better with less bitterness, but losing complexity in later steepings.
I’m not sure how accurate of a flavor I’m getting as my yixing pot is still in “suck all the flavors” mode. Overall, I love everything except that bitterness.

But oh man, I had this tea while making my gumbo. 55 minutes of stirring roux! Totally need tea while I do that as it gets really boring standing there whisking for that long. Then once I added the holy trinity veggies – that smell WOW! I can like drown in that smokey savory smell! I had to stop drinking tea and just inhale the roux gumbo smell of a long time.

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I’m a crafty knitter and crocheter that loves to work on a project and drink tea. I worked as a counsellor and I chain-drink tea to keep me calm and grounded.

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I was raised on floral oolongs and green teas, mostly “beauty” teas. Early on as a kid, I can guzzle an entire pot of tea (or two) at a Chinese or Japanese restaurant.
These days I like adventurous and interesting tea blends. I’m fearless in trying new teas! I’m into oolong, pu’erh, white, green, black, guayusa, mate and herbals. I’m not into red rooibos but I keep buying it anyway.

The tea brand that got me started into loose leaf teas was DAVIDsTea. I used to live in Vancouver Canada and had access to their shop, however that is now limited since I moved to southern California.

However, the perks of living in the US is ultra cheap, fast shipping! Since then, my tea stash insanely expanded.
My recommended tea shops:
Mandala Tea
Steep City Teas
Butiki Teas
DAVIDsTea
Della Terra Teas
Lupicia
Verdant Tea
Yunnan Sourcing
52 Teas / Zoomdweebies
Yunomi.us
Red Leaf Tea
New Mexico Tea Co
Bluebird Tea Co
The Persimmon Tree

Other stuff I’m into that sneaks into my tea notes: Brazilian jiu-jitsu, metal music, drawing, painting, cooking, photography and nail polish.

I have a husband and a bunny who both hate tea. More for me!!!! MUUAHAHAHAHAAA

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