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drank Royal Garland by Samovar
28 tasting notes

I FINALLY …am the proud owner of some Samovar leaf. I was so excited to get my order this week – I checked the tracking info a million times yesterday morning to make sure it was being delivered… but by the time I got home to meet my little bundle of joy, cruel fate had decided to give me the beginnings of a crappy head cold. I couldn’t wait, and brewed up a cup of this anyway. :/

A scant 2 tablespoons was about 5g, used about 6oz water.
Well. I tasted sweet, and creaminess, and a hint of warm starchiness.
That was about it.
Poo.

Anyway, I resteeped for a total of 3 times, enjoying each cup, but I’m sure there’s more to it than I was tasting. I’ll have to wait until my stuffy, runny nose has cleared up to try this again. Can’t wait!

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 30 sec
Cofftea

On the contrary, I think it was perfect timing cuz it lifted your spirits:)

Laura

Well, that’s true too! How do you like your yixing pot?

Cofftea

For not using it yet, I love it! I don’t have any raw pu erh to season it at the moment.

teaplz

Try it at the higher temperature? :O

Laura

@teaplz: Definitely have plans to try the higher temp! I’m just afraid I’ll be “wasting” this stuff if I still can’t taste it properly… :/

~lauren.

Feel better soon!

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Cofftea

On the contrary, I think it was perfect timing cuz it lifted your spirits:)

Laura

Well, that’s true too! How do you like your yixing pot?

Cofftea

For not using it yet, I love it! I don’t have any raw pu erh to season it at the moment.

teaplz

Try it at the higher temperature? :O

Laura

@teaplz: Definitely have plans to try the higher temp! I’m just afraid I’ll be “wasting” this stuff if I still can’t taste it properly… :/

~lauren.

Feel better soon!

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I love all things food, so my recent nudge into the tea world has been a welcome adventure. Yummy, too. Makes the death grip I have on my coffee mug relax just a bit. :)

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Minneapolis, MN

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