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drank Regent's Park by Yumchaa
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Look at what I found in the back of the cupboard – I still got some of it. Sadly aged a bit, I love Yumchaa but I really wish they had more air-tight packaging – tins ideally, or foil packets (which are indeed great and pratical).

While this is a bit less scented than it originally was it is still very smooth and a very lovely combination of flavours (not as weak as you might think. Yumchaa is really good at intense natural flavours). I love papaya, but not sure I get its flavour here, for me this is green tea with pineapple and strawberries and it is a lovely summer drink indeed.

Hallieod

Totally agree about the packaging – I was going to call for your backing when sil said that Mango Sunrise was very mildly mangoey. I had transferred it into a tin, but didn’t have one for quite a while, and I’m sorry I didn’t send her a sample of it at its best. My last bit of Regent’s Park was in even worse shape than yours.

Yumchaa tins — that is the dream!

cteresa

The ageing is definetely worse for the green teas – the black fare better, the rooibos in between. Such a pity, because they are so awesome when fresh.

I got a set of cheap identical tins which I use for a few yumchaa teas, but teas are always scarce round my parts! And you know those foil like plastic bags with ziploc? Those really really work, as well.

Theoretically I should just use the tea up fast, but I am a hoarder, and try to order several teas at once to save on shipping – I drink faster the favorites but then I get hoarding urges to save a bit for an emergency (favorite tea emergencies, they happen), and then do not drink my non-favorites often and get tons of those using up tins.

Hallieod

Boo – trying to reply while watching Eurovision and lost the comment again. (We certainly won’t be hosting next year!) Was just going to say that it’s odd Yumchaa does have the foil packages, but only for the white teas. And have the exact same problem of hoarding favourite teas. I’m slowly building up a tin collection, so hope to be better!

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Hallieod

Totally agree about the packaging – I was going to call for your backing when sil said that Mango Sunrise was very mildly mangoey. I had transferred it into a tin, but didn’t have one for quite a while, and I’m sorry I didn’t send her a sample of it at its best. My last bit of Regent’s Park was in even worse shape than yours.

Yumchaa tins — that is the dream!

cteresa

The ageing is definetely worse for the green teas – the black fare better, the rooibos in between. Such a pity, because they are so awesome when fresh.

I got a set of cheap identical tins which I use for a few yumchaa teas, but teas are always scarce round my parts! And you know those foil like plastic bags with ziploc? Those really really work, as well.

Theoretically I should just use the tea up fast, but I am a hoarder, and try to order several teas at once to save on shipping – I drink faster the favorites but then I get hoarding urges to save a bit for an emergency (favorite tea emergencies, they happen), and then do not drink my non-favorites often and get tons of those using up tins.

Hallieod

Boo – trying to reply while watching Eurovision and lost the comment again. (We certainly won’t be hosting next year!) Was just going to say that it’s odd Yumchaa does have the foil packages, but only for the white teas. And have the exact same problem of hoarding favourite teas. I’m slowly building up a tin collection, so hope to be better!

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Inconstant tea drinker – I mostly drink tea when not too hot. I hang around steepster much more frequently in (northern hemisphere) cold season.

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I like all sorts of tea, flavoured and unflavoured, though I am picky. I am always willing to try anything new. I am now particularly interested in single origins.

I am one of those people who actually loves Lapsang Souchong. I am not crazy about Earl Grey, in general. I don´t quite get Darjeeling teas, but I am trying to make sure …

I like rooibos, though not all bases. I loathe hibiscus. I do not like fennel/liquorice/anise in blends or teas with chicory. I am picky about what I consider true cinnamon.

As you can probably tell from my cupboard, the brands I find more interesting right now are Mariage Fréres,Thé-o-Dor and Yumchaa.

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