So this tea is still in its probationary phase with me. And I’ve liked it, but I’m already pretty certain i won’t be restocking it. I’m also pretty certain that I’ll be doling out a lot of it to you guys, so if anyone would like some, speak up. I don’t dislike it, but I also don’t like it enough to think I need to horde it or anything. I should have known better because I don’t tend to like things that are described as “roasty”, and that descriptor has come up in pretty much everyone’s tasting note. But then I heard that people were adding milk and sugar, and you know that’s my jam, so I was willing to give it a try. And I like it better than Genmaicha, which seems to be far more savoury.

So yes, probation continues, but the sharing also starts now.

I also followed that tea up with a lot of cotton candy and a south park episode. Mmm.

VariaTEA

Oh no. I am sorry you did not enjoy this all that much.

Sil

Happy to trade with you for some if you like darling! :) but not until I get back haha

keychange

LOL variaTea, it’s ok—I think I’m sending you some to try, right? Hopefully you like it better than i do. and sil, sure thing. It’s all yours.

Lala

I would be willing to take as much of this away from you as you want :) I LOVE this tea. If you want to swap send me a PM.

VariaTEA

Keychange, I think your plan was to send me some in the swap which I am quite excited about as I do really enjoy this tea!

keychange

Trust me guys, I have like four oz of this to send out, so there’s a lot of love to be had, soba-style. VariaTea, you’re getting some for sure, don’t worry :). between you, lala, and sil, it’ll all be gone :D. If I’m sending it out to three people, you’ll all have plenty…and then I can buy more tea! LOL

VariaTEA

Now I am afraid.

keychange

Be very afraid. There’s going to be soba cha buckwheat everywhere you look! This is what happens when I order like four oz of a tea that I’m pretty much guaranteed not to like. Yup. I’m smart. But yeah, get your soba-swim suit on!

VariaTEA

Hahaha. That would be a very interesting experience, swimming through soba :P

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VariaTEA

Oh no. I am sorry you did not enjoy this all that much.

Sil

Happy to trade with you for some if you like darling! :) but not until I get back haha

keychange

LOL variaTea, it’s ok—I think I’m sending you some to try, right? Hopefully you like it better than i do. and sil, sure thing. It’s all yours.

Lala

I would be willing to take as much of this away from you as you want :) I LOVE this tea. If you want to swap send me a PM.

VariaTEA

Keychange, I think your plan was to send me some in the swap which I am quite excited about as I do really enjoy this tea!

keychange

Trust me guys, I have like four oz of this to send out, so there’s a lot of love to be had, soba-style. VariaTea, you’re getting some for sure, don’t worry :). between you, lala, and sil, it’ll all be gone :D. If I’m sending it out to three people, you’ll all have plenty…and then I can buy more tea! LOL

VariaTEA

Now I am afraid.

keychange

Be very afraid. There’s going to be soba cha buckwheat everywhere you look! This is what happens when I order like four oz of a tea that I’m pretty much guaranteed not to like. Yup. I’m smart. But yeah, get your soba-swim suit on!

VariaTEA

Hahaha. That would be a very interesting experience, swimming through soba :P

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Well, it’s been slightly over six months since I’ve joined steepster, and I can’t say enough wonderful things about this community. Like many of you, I began my foray into the world of loose-leaf tea by discovering David’s Tea, and although I’ve ventured out and have discovered many other companies that I’m extremely fond of, there are still many of David’s teas that I hold close to my heart and I will always appreciate it as a starting point for my journey.

As for my preferences, I tend to prefer bold black tea, flavoured and unflavoured alike, and I almost always take my blacks with cream and sugar. This isn’t to say that I don’t enjoy a good, flavoured white though, and I’m slowly making my way through the incredibly confusing world of oolongs and greens. I am also not a fan of rooibos, although I am starting to suspect green rooibos may be ok, but you know how it is: when you’ve decided you detest a certain ingredient, you’ll notice it everywhere—perhaps even where it doesn’t exist!

Things other than tea: I’m engaged to be married to my best friend, and feel like the richest woman on the planet because of it. I am also a veracious reader, and I also happen to have an obsession with fragrances, and have amassed quite a collection, although it pales in comparison to some collections out there! As a result of this obsession, I also follow several fragrance blogs, and am always up for a chat about scent. I’m also almost completely blind, and this does indeed mean that I come complete with a guide dog, who unlike me, hales from the sunny California campus of Guide dogs for the Blind. I think I’ve rambled on long enough, but if there’s anything you’d like to know or if you just feel like chatting to someone, please don’t hesitate to send me a message.

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