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Today is a puerh day. After I finished Xingyang 2007 I decided to sample another puerh I have yet to try and this one came down from the shelf. I opened the package and was greeted by a smell so very faint. Kind of like an old book. Call me crazy, but I love the smell of books, new and old alike.

I’m sitting here trying to write what I can smell of dry leaf, wet leaf, infusion, and then my mom calls. Being a mother she worries, and she’s worrying even more now with this storm hitting. Apparently, since my parents are closer to the coast, they are getting hit with 70 mph winds and a lot of rain. The highways are closed. Everything is closed. The creeks and yards are flooding. And the storm hasn’t even hit full force yet. She was asking me how it was here…rain and a little wind. Nothing bad here yet, just a small storm for us for now.

But she was making sure we had our provisions set up…you know, candles, working flashlights, water, early showering, a tub full of water for the toilet for when the electricity goes out, food, toilet paper…storm provisions. She was saying how the cats were freaking out and I thought how young the cats are and that they never experienced a storm like this before. In fact, I can’t remember the last time we had a storm this bad. It’s been years.

When I was little I remember having bad storms, like watching the barn across the street have the roof and two sides removed by the wind. I remember sitting in the living room with the electricity out watching the storm shake the windows so bad I thought the house was going to come down around my head, but be so fascinated by the storm, that I couldn’t move away from the window. Such force created that it can only inspire fear and awe.

This is such a wonderful tea for memories. It’s so light and wonderful it just begs for memories and imagination. It has notes of linen and stone, with a soft silky texture that glides over the tongue leaving a tingling sensation in its wake. It hints at something old, something that remains just out of grasp, forever out of reach. For today and the coming days, this tea is the perfect companion.

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Ysaurella

we are following the news of Sandy from the other side of the Atlantic and we think a lot of you all, our dear American friends.Take care

Invader Zim

Thank you.

TheTeaFairy

Beautiful review … keep safe!
And I agree, nothing like the smell of a book!

Azzrian

Smart to fill up the bathtub!!! Keep safe!

Fjellrev

Hope everything is fine over there!

Dixie_Amazon

Moms will always worry. Hope you and yours weather storm safely.

Invader Zim

Thank you everyone. Everything is ok here, mostly just rain, my parents are fine too. We almost lost power, it flickered a few times, but being further inland I think the mountains protected us from the worst, nothing like the coasts you see on tv.

Dixie_Amazon

So glad you are ok!

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Ysaurella

we are following the news of Sandy from the other side of the Atlantic and we think a lot of you all, our dear American friends.Take care

Invader Zim

Thank you.

TheTeaFairy

Beautiful review … keep safe!
And I agree, nothing like the smell of a book!

Azzrian

Smart to fill up the bathtub!!! Keep safe!

Fjellrev

Hope everything is fine over there!

Dixie_Amazon

Moms will always worry. Hope you and yours weather storm safely.

Invader Zim

Thank you everyone. Everything is ok here, mostly just rain, my parents are fine too. We almost lost power, it flickered a few times, but being further inland I think the mountains protected us from the worst, nothing like the coasts you see on tv.

Dixie_Amazon

So glad you are ok!

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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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