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almost sipdown!!! I have only a tiny bit left. Which was unexpected because I am at a friend’s house where I was just gifted a teapot and infuser… I HAVE A NEW TEAPOT :D
Anyhow, this is the one I chose to christen the pot with. And oh man is it ever tasty. Too bad I haven’t got enough for another pot after this!

So much love for my good friends J and T xxo

Kashyap

Teas from Dimbula are an interesting sort…if you have the fortune to look over a map and find all of the estates around Sri Lanka/Ceylon, it is an interesting thing to cup around the island and note the complexity that blushes from climate and soil, wind and weather…really wonderful and I am so grateful for that island for opening up my early stages of appreciation way back when…

Indigobloom

I so agree Kashyap! I’ve had a few I didn’t like, and others that were amazing. Funny how only a few miles can make such a big difference.
One day I’ll take a tour!

Kashyap

get in contact with Lalith of Empire tea services…he stages a tea travel visit each year to Ceylon and he once ran a number of the most famous estates…a wonderful guy and it would be an amazing journey

Indigobloom

I know a guy in Toronto that hosts a yearly tour of Asia/India. Tao.
Really nice to have options, thanks for letting me know!
Unfortunately, it’s just too costly. Sighs.

Kashyap

I do know that if he gets enough people the price goes down and usually he only can do it in pairs. If miraculously you find yourself able, I am connected with him and in correspondence and I have been very interested in going for years. Just tag me.

Indigobloom

Oh man that’d be a dream trip to be sure. If I win the lottery, you’ll be the first person I contact!!

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Kashyap

Teas from Dimbula are an interesting sort…if you have the fortune to look over a map and find all of the estates around Sri Lanka/Ceylon, it is an interesting thing to cup around the island and note the complexity that blushes from climate and soil, wind and weather…really wonderful and I am so grateful for that island for opening up my early stages of appreciation way back when…

Indigobloom

I so agree Kashyap! I’ve had a few I didn’t like, and others that were amazing. Funny how only a few miles can make such a big difference.
One day I’ll take a tour!

Kashyap

get in contact with Lalith of Empire tea services…he stages a tea travel visit each year to Ceylon and he once ran a number of the most famous estates…a wonderful guy and it would be an amazing journey

Indigobloom

I know a guy in Toronto that hosts a yearly tour of Asia/India. Tao.
Really nice to have options, thanks for letting me know!
Unfortunately, it’s just too costly. Sighs.

Kashyap

I do know that if he gets enough people the price goes down and usually he only can do it in pairs. If miraculously you find yourself able, I am connected with him and in correspondence and I have been very interested in going for years. Just tag me.

Indigobloom

Oh man that’d be a dream trip to be sure. If I win the lottery, you’ll be the first person I contact!!

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Let’s see… I’m a tea and workout fanatic, I work in HR, and most of my friends consider me to be an egg. White on the outside, Asian on the inside :)
-from philosophy to food, I love it all
Otherwise, what you see is what you get! I can be very straightforward and yet shy.

Also, I’ve started taking tea sommelier classes and it is an absolute blast! Well, so far I’ve only finished the first out of eight courses, but I am really looking forward to the next one.

Anyhow, if your curious as to how I rate things, this is how I work…

0-25
Like eating dirt, or some other unsanitary indelicacy that mentioning in my profile here would likely get me banned.
I don’t think I’ve found cause to banish a tea to the wasteland yet though so who knows what it’d inspire ;P

25-50
You know that expression “Don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater”? I imagine drinking that water would be terrible enough to warrant this rating!
I’d never make my enemy drink this, but perhaps I’d throw it at them. Good thing I don’t have any enemies!

50-70
This is “tea”?? I tried finishing the cup… but my body rejected it. There may be others who enjoy this tea, but it’s beyond me!

70-80
I tried liking it, and I can almost get there! I certainly don’t hate it, but something is holding me back. Allergies? Men in white suits? who knows… certainly not me!

80-90
Lovely tea! Not my all time fave but close. I likely wouldn’t repurchase, but may decide to based on many factors: price, accessibility, whether it fills a “tea gap”, medicinal applications, and how often I crave it.
Every once in awhile I find the sweet spot that bumps these up to 90+. Those are the days I need to buy a lotto ticket!

90-95
Sweet Camellia! this is realllly good tea! Don’t talk to me until I’ve finished my cup…

95-100
Tea of the gods. I would do anything to get my hands on more of this liquid gold!

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