Sipdown, 175. My second gongfu session of the day.

I decided to have this one because it was definitely only one more serving’s worth. I was actually a bit unsure of whether I really was in the mood for a sheng, but once I took the first steep I was pretty happy with my choice. This kind of reminds me of the smell of a creek in a woods; damp rock and earth, combined with the scent of the trees. I am starting to enjoy these types of teas more and more; who knows, maybe one day I will grow to really really love them. This was a very satisfying afternoon tea session.

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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: Mind-blowingly good, just right for my palate, and teas that just take me to a happy place.
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: Pretty tasty teas that I enjoy well enough, but definitely won’t rebuy when I run out.
79-70: Teas that I would probably drink again, but only if there were no preferrable options.
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.
Unrated: Usually I feel unqualified to rate these teas because they are types of teas that I tend to not like in general. Sometimes user error or tea brewed under poor conditions.

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