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Wow, the instant the water hit the leaf the room was filled with the scent of wonderful sweet hay. The wet leaf is a bit seaweed. The first sip, as with the white peony, still reminds me of mild cucumber, but today there is another element that… it reminds me of fresh garden picked sweet peppers. You know the kind with no heat or pepperiness to them, they just taste green. The aftertaste is melon. Multiple cups tell me this packs a pretty good amount of caffeine.

My new tea disciple buzzed me today to ask what made oolong different :) in explaining it to him I mentioned white tea… white tea? I have never heard of that!.. Um, would you like to try some? I think he was in my office with his mug before I could hang up. I showed him the dry leaf, then poured him a cup. He thought it just looked like water but sniffed and caught the hay note. He had the 3rd cup. My 4th was still going strong.

You don’t chug this and run. You get quiet with it and meditate on its subtle flavors. When you do it speaks in a nicely complex way. This is really good.

Since I am already rambling – I had a spinach salad at lunch with cucumbers and mushrooms. As I am biting into the cucumber I am thinking this isn’t quite the same as what I called cucumber in the tea. Then I bit into the mushroom and it tasted so earthy like forest dirt smells, and all I could think was puerh! I am becoming such a tea nerd.

Azzrian

Oh wow cucumber and peppers? I NEED to buy this NAOW!

Azzrian

Uggg see this is where I am still too new to know better. This may be the same silver needle I have from Rare Tea Republic that I love so much. Now I have to investigate.

SimplyJenW

@Azzrian-Does Rare Tea Republic sell any teas from China? TeaVivre’s is from Mt. Taimu in Fujian province in China.

Bonnie

Yep we’re all turning into tea nerds!

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Azzrian

Oh wow cucumber and peppers? I NEED to buy this NAOW!

Azzrian

Uggg see this is where I am still too new to know better. This may be the same silver needle I have from Rare Tea Republic that I love so much. Now I have to investigate.

SimplyJenW

@Azzrian-Does Rare Tea Republic sell any teas from China? TeaVivre’s is from Mt. Taimu in Fujian province in China.

Bonnie

Yep we’re all turning into tea nerds!

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Having a passion for tea and living in rural America is a tough combination. The nearest tea vendor is 65 miles away. Joining Steepster has completely changed the direction of my tea journey.

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