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Yesterday I only had two cups of tea, down from my usual four. I am way too busy and stressed! I suppose I should forewarn you all that in about a week and a half I will be gone for two months. Not like normal when I’m traveling and don’t post a lot but occasionally pop up and do a post, but really absent because I will be in Madagascar doing fieldwork! I will certainly miss my tea, and I am still trying to decided what tea bags/sachets to schlepp over there for the mornings (because Malagasy tea is not very good!). Two months is a long time.

I am having this tea this morning because it was calling to me. This tea is stupidly good, and by stupidly I mean that I feel stupid for not buying more when I was in Beijing. So sweet, so honeyed, so caramelly. Almost buttery, which ties into the caramel I guess. Love love love this one.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 2 min, 0 sec
Scott B

What an exciting opportunity for you! Hope you can see some good birds-in addition to the myriad other interesting things you will encounter.

Tea-wise-Do they have Tanzanian or Kenyan tea?

SimplyJenW

I have been looking at one from Dragon Tea House on ebay that looks similar to this…if you go over to ebay, do a search for Supreme Tanyang Gongfu.

Dinosara

Scott – Yes, it’s a great time… I’ve been twice before. The tea actually comes from Madagascar, but I remember from two years ago that it was extremely weak. I am interested to try it again, though, now that I’m so into tea!

Jen – I will definitely have to look into that one!

Fjellrev

a) This sounds like a beautiful tea and b) doing fieldwork in Madagascar? That will be a wonderful experience. Just hope you won’t be so busy and stressed!

K S

Watch out for the penguins – they’re clever.

CHAroma

I’m so jealous that you get to travel to such awesome places for your job! Have fun!!

Angrboda

Keep an eye out for lemurs! :D We will miss you while you are away.

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Scott B

What an exciting opportunity for you! Hope you can see some good birds-in addition to the myriad other interesting things you will encounter.

Tea-wise-Do they have Tanzanian or Kenyan tea?

SimplyJenW

I have been looking at one from Dragon Tea House on ebay that looks similar to this…if you go over to ebay, do a search for Supreme Tanyang Gongfu.

Dinosara

Scott – Yes, it’s a great time… I’ve been twice before. The tea actually comes from Madagascar, but I remember from two years ago that it was extremely weak. I am interested to try it again, though, now that I’m so into tea!

Jen – I will definitely have to look into that one!

Fjellrev

a) This sounds like a beautiful tea and b) doing fieldwork in Madagascar? That will be a wonderful experience. Just hope you won’t be so busy and stressed!

K S

Watch out for the penguins – they’re clever.

CHAroma

I’m so jealous that you get to travel to such awesome places for your job! Have fun!!

Angrboda

Keep an eye out for lemurs! :D We will miss you while you are away.

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I am tea obsessed, with the stash to match. I tend to really enjoy green oolongs, Chinese blacks, and flavored teas with high quality bases, especially florals, bergamot-based teas, and chocolate teas.

In my free time I am a birder, baker, and music/movie/tv addict.

Here are my rating categories, FYI:
100-90: I’m in LOVE with these teas.
89-85: I really really like these teas and will keep most of them in the permanent collection, but they’re not quite as spectacular as the top category
84-80: Tasty teas that I enjoy, but definitely won’t rebuy when I run out.
79-70: Teas that I would probably drink again, but wouldn’t seek out. They don’t quite do it for me in one aspect or another; often just not quite my style
69-50: Teas that I don’t really enjoy all that much and wouldn’t drink another cup of.
49 and below: Mega yuck. This tea is just disgusting to me.

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