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drank Snow Sprout by Golden Moon Tea
117 tasting notes

Doulton ‘s review1 of this tea pretty much sums up my feelings. I had to really work to enjoy this. I opened the packet and inhaled. The fragrance is light, fresh, green, very subtle. Not green like freshly cut grass, but green like young. When steeped, the fragrance is a bit stronger, but not much. The flavour is like the fragrance. I felt kind of bad drinking it, really, as if by leaving it in my cupboard, it’d continue to mature: so, little tea, what would you like to be when you grow up? I’m thinking my palate’s just not sophisticated enough for this one.

1 http://steepster.com/Doulton/posts/39590

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec
Angrboda

Footnotes! How did you do that?

Nik

Footnotes: add the footnote number in [ ] brackets. Then, at the bottom, use “fn#” for the footnote. So [ 1 ] (without the spaces) will link to fn1. More info on the Textile reference page at http://redcloth.org/hobix.com/textile/.

Angrboda

Neat! I will remember this. Thank you.

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Angrboda

Footnotes! How did you do that?

Nik

Footnotes: add the footnote number in [ ] brackets. Then, at the bottom, use “fn#” for the footnote. So [ 1 ] (without the spaces) will link to fn1. More info on the Textile reference page at http://redcloth.org/hobix.com/textile/.

Angrboda

Neat! I will remember this. Thank you.

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2012.10.07: I hear people like to understand other people’s ratings, so here’s a loose guide:

01-29: Dear God, why.
30-49: I’ll finish this cup, I guess, but no more.
50-59: Meh.
60-69: Decent. Maybe I can blend it with something else and make it better.
70-79: Heeey, this is quite good!
80-89: I love it, but I’m not in love with it.
90-100: Permanently resident in my Happy Place.


Update: I have steeped, and it was good. =] Still a tea-ophyte, though.


This is a tea site, so I feel like “well, I’m Indian” should be enough of an introduction. Because, I mean, it’s kind of in my genes, right? But the fact of the matter is that I’m an absolute tea-ophyte.

I’ve just discovered a world beyond Celestial Seasonings. I’ve just discovered “sachets” instead of “normal” tea bags and bought my first loose tea sampler. I don’t get the whole water temperature and steep time thing yet, nor that if I want to get a yixiang tea pot, I’d need one for each type of tea. I have this infuser ball thing, but I haven’t used it yet.

Don’t cringe, but right now I’m still just boiling water and pouring it over a teabag, adding some sugar, and drinking a nice, hot cuppa. I’d like to learn more, I think, and I’d like to train my palate. I figure participating in this community is the best way to do that.

So ya. Hi!

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