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Backlogging from yesterday.

I’m afraid I’m going to be doing quite a bit of backlogging since I’ve been off of here for a little. It’s getting to be the end of the semester so all the professors simultaneously decided to give out all the work at the same time. But I only have one last assignment left until finals…thank goodness!

As for this tea, I never had this before, so I didn’t know what to expect. I opened the package and saw what looked like Silver Needles, took a sniff…Silver Needles but not quite. I went over and grabbed my tin of Silver Needles to compare, no, these were different, slightly different color and smell.

The liquor was so clear I was starting to think I had done something wrong. I waited for it to cool and took a sip, no I don’t believe I did a thing wrong with it. It tasted lovely. I was a mix of the light crispness of Silver Needles with not quite honey notes, more like nectar. The description said honeysuckle, I grew up with honeysuckle but this was not what I was expecting. I was expecting the floral qualities, instead I got the nectar qualities of honeysuckle and it was divine. Delicious tea!

TeaBrat

someday I will try this one!

Azzrian

Me too Amy oh me too! :)

SimpliciTEA

Your description sounds very similar to what I experienced with H&S’ Yellow Buds, in that they look, smell, and even taste somewhat like Silver Needles, but with a few minor differences; I liked the Yellow Buds better than Silver Needles.

Invader Zim

I don’t have to label most of my teas if/when I transfer them to a tin or jar to be able to tell the difference, but this is one of them that I should because just looking and smelling it easily throws me off if I’m not paying attention.

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TeaBrat

someday I will try this one!

Azzrian

Me too Amy oh me too! :)

SimpliciTEA

Your description sounds very similar to what I experienced with H&S’ Yellow Buds, in that they look, smell, and even taste somewhat like Silver Needles, but with a few minor differences; I liked the Yellow Buds better than Silver Needles.

Invader Zim

I don’t have to label most of my teas if/when I transfer them to a tin or jar to be able to tell the difference, but this is one of them that I should because just looking and smelling it easily throws me off if I’m not paying attention.

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I’m an avid tea drinker, it’s what I drink all day and why I’m here. I don’t sweeten my teas except for the occasional iced tea or cold-brewed tea. I typically brew my teas with a brew basket in a 12 oz cup. If I brew another way I will always note it.

Dislikes: black teas, milk flavored oolongs, hibiscus, red rooibos, licorice, dessert teas, mate, guayusa.

Loves: straight teas, especially Chinese green teas, sencha, jasmine, dan congs, mint, coconut.

My ratings are based mostly on the smiley faces. If a tea is of good quality but not to my taste preference I try not to rate it because I think that is unfair.

I drink a lot of the same teas and will not record every time I drink them. I log them the first time I try them and then again if I did something different and/or got different results.

I also try to keep my cupboard updated to what I actually have for those that wish to swap, although some of them are merely samples.

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