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drank Yu Lu Yan Cha Black by Verdant Tea
673 tasting notes

It has been a long, long, long time since I wrote a review.

I was very sick.

I had chills, pain from migraines and fibromyalgia off and on for 6 weeks ending in a 10 day long continuous spell that made my brain feel like I was having bad dreams on high speed. I probably should have gone to emergency but I sat on the couch for days and days.

During the time I was ill, there were two kinds of strong tea I drank to help with the chills and pain. Ajiri and Laoshan Black.
Bless them both! I drank the tea and held the cups (when hot) to my aching face.

When the attack was over, it took weeks for my speech to make sense, balance to return, to be fully myself again.

So, I’m here on Steepster.

Many of you sent notes of concern and support, wondering where I was. Thank you. Some I answered, and often I didn’t make sense.
I couldn’t write. My Apologies.

It may take me a little time to get in the swing of things again, and I won’t be writing here as much as before. I was spending about 30 hours or more a week just writing on Steepster, and I have to think about being strong.

Now I’m able to taste and appreciate tea once again.

I TURNED 65 LAST WEEK!
So, with some Birthday money, I bought some Yu Lu Yan Cha (I forgot that I had reviewed ths tea months ago from a previous picking).

Review:
I can’t tell you how glad I am to have my tea sense’s back!
For a number of weeks, flavors were bland. I’ve had to relax and let my mind heal itself, being patient and listening for the coolness to arrive, the stillness that is centered and would allow me to ‘sink’ into the tea. It’s no use drinking tea without appreciation unless you’re sick and drinking a healing tea. Then the appreciation comes later.

The Yu Lu Yan I tasted previously is not the same as this Yu Lu Yan. There’s a difference.
Many of us have discussed how from one seasonal harvest to another the flavor of one’s favorite tea can be different. Nature isn’t a factory that can be controlled. Part of the excitment of drinking tea is the anticipation of what the next harvest will bring!

Will the next Laoshan Black be more chocolate or yammy? And how about this Yu Lu Yan Cha?

I’ve been drinking pots and pots…bathing my soul to the core in the luxury of it! A fountain of healing from the inside out, bathing me with light and life.

You may think that I exaggerate. Ha!
If you’d been emptied out, you would understand.

The joy of drinking this elixer as I emerged from my cacoon made me giddy.

I shared a pot of Yu Lu Yan Cha with Joe at Happy Lucky’s a few days ago. He made me laugh!

“Tastes like dunking fries in my chocolate shake, one of my favorite things to do!”

Naturally, everyone else had to taste the tea and agreed (except Sam who is from Cambodia and had never dunked fries in a shake). (I had no idea so many people dunked fries like that!)

What I’m excited about is the potato flavor, which are the best french fries…and chocolate with barely any honey (not too much)! It’s rich, full in my mouth without a grainy texture.

Smooth!

I prefer brewing this tea Western Style with 1-1.5 TB leaf to 20oz. filtered water (always). Steep 3 min. I add half and half and sweeten for a super rich tea that is unbelievable! (This brings out the potato and chocolate flavors best in my opinion)

This is a fantastic tea! Like popping Whoppers, you can’t stop drinking this tea!

Love you guys!

looseTman

Welcome back!

Sil

I am so glad that everything is ok Bonnie. I’ve been worried but figured RL had just gotten in the way. Happy Birthday! and lots of wishes for a speedy continued recovery.

Tealizzy

Glad to see you’re back and doing better!

TheTeaFairy

Had no time for Steepster this week, sad, sad. But something compelled me to browse through tonight, and even though the dashboard is out at the moment, here I find you…Such a relief to finally see you emerging from that fog Bonnie, nothing but love for you. Happy Birthday :-)

Bonnie

Thanks to you all! Weird,Steepster is sick now that I’m well tonight!

Kittenna

Glad to see you back, Bonnie! :)

Rie

Welcome back, Bonnie!! And best wishes for the upcoming year for you!

Hesper June

Glad you are back! I am sorry you had to go through such an uncomfortable time.
Happy you had your tea during that time.

tperez

Glad to hear you’re alright!

ashmanra

Happy birthday and welcome back! I didn’t know ANYONE but my youngest daughter dipped fries in ice cream or shakes! I can’t wait to tell her.

Tea Sipper

oh gosh… I was wondering where your tasting notes had been and kind of remembered that in another one you said you weren’t feeling well. I’m glad you’re feeling better & that tea was there for you!

MissLena

Welcome back Bonnie!! Have missed your reviews, happy you are feeling better now! :)

Ysaurella

so happy to see you back with notes here Bonnie ! Welcome back on board and JOYEUX ANNIVERSAIRE !

Indigobloom

So glad you’re ok Bonnie. I’ve missed you! get better soon k? I don’t review much myself anymore but plan to start again in a few months

I ♥ NewYorkCiTEA

Belated welcome back, glad you’re feeling better, and happy birthday. I am, as always, forever behind in my dashboard reading. lol

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looseTman

Welcome back!

Sil

I am so glad that everything is ok Bonnie. I’ve been worried but figured RL had just gotten in the way. Happy Birthday! and lots of wishes for a speedy continued recovery.

Tealizzy

Glad to see you’re back and doing better!

TheTeaFairy

Had no time for Steepster this week, sad, sad. But something compelled me to browse through tonight, and even though the dashboard is out at the moment, here I find you…Such a relief to finally see you emerging from that fog Bonnie, nothing but love for you. Happy Birthday :-)

Bonnie

Thanks to you all! Weird,Steepster is sick now that I’m well tonight!

Kittenna

Glad to see you back, Bonnie! :)

Rie

Welcome back, Bonnie!! And best wishes for the upcoming year for you!

Hesper June

Glad you are back! I am sorry you had to go through such an uncomfortable time.
Happy you had your tea during that time.

tperez

Glad to hear you’re alright!

ashmanra

Happy birthday and welcome back! I didn’t know ANYONE but my youngest daughter dipped fries in ice cream or shakes! I can’t wait to tell her.

Tea Sipper

oh gosh… I was wondering where your tasting notes had been and kind of remembered that in another one you said you weren’t feeling well. I’m glad you’re feeling better & that tea was there for you!

MissLena

Welcome back Bonnie!! Have missed your reviews, happy you are feeling better now! :)

Ysaurella

so happy to see you back with notes here Bonnie ! Welcome back on board and JOYEUX ANNIVERSAIRE !

Indigobloom

So glad you’re ok Bonnie. I’ve missed you! get better soon k? I don’t review much myself anymore but plan to start again in a few months

I ♥ NewYorkCiTEA

Belated welcome back, glad you’re feeling better, and happy birthday. I am, as always, forever behind in my dashboard reading. lol

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Colorado Grandma
http://www.teaandincense.com
Grandmother to 3 teenaged girls and 5 young boys. (we all drink tea!) I began teatime in the Summer over 30 years ago when my children were little. We took a break from play for tea and snacks every day. My children loved tea time.
There are several tea houses close to my home and a Tea Festival in Boulder. Fort Collins is a bit of a foodie town. We brew lots of Beer (Fat Tire is one brand) and have several Spice Shops (Savory was one featured on Food Network).
Colorado State University is a mile from my home and the Rocky Mountains begin to climb at the end of my street. The climate is semi-arid with LOTS OF SUN AT 5000 feet. (Heavy Winter snows start in higher elevations). Living my whole life in Northern California (Silicon Valley) I have to admit that I LOVE IT HERE!!!
I attend a wonderful Greek Orthodox Church and enjoy cooking ethnic foods (all kinds). I am disabled with Migraines and Fibromyalgia.
My family is Bi-racial (African-American, Scots) and Bi-cultural, (Peru, Cyprus, France, Mexico, Native American)
I’ve worked at a Winery, was a System Analyst, in telecom, been an Athlete and Coach, Artist, Vista Volunteer. Love healthy cooking (and delicious food!). Love to travel and have been to Italy, Greece, Turkey, Malta, Peru, Croatia, Canada, Mexico, Hawaii, Alaska

Location

Fort Collins,Colorado

Website

http://www.teaandincense.com

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