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drank Vanilla Jasmine by Golden Moon Tea
45 tasting notes

Life is starting to become busy again but I’m not sure I’m ready for it! Winter session Shakespeare class for one more week and then the regular semester starts. And I finally have a job. At a coffee shop that sells Rishi tea! I’m kind of excited about that. Maybe I can get a discount or something.

In any case, I’m fully stocked up on tea for at least the next couple of weeks. Orders came in from Red Blossom Tea Co, Den’s Tea, and the famed Golden Moon sampler (so I can finally ship my swap box to you, takgoti! Sorry for the wait, it’ll be shipped tomorrow!). There’s almost too much to take it all in and I’m enjoying it very much.

Last night I pored over The Merchant of Venice and drank somewhere in the neighborhood of half a gallon of tea while doing so. I haven’t done the homework & tea thing since high school! It was great.

Anyway, I’m slowly making my way through the Golden Moon sampler and it was either Vanilla Jasmine or Tippy Earl Grey tonight and my housemate chose Vanilla Jasmine so here we are. The dry leaf has a very warm vanilla scent to it. Not too sweet but just nice and rich vanilla. While brewing the scent was lovely. Light jasmine robed in vanilla, not competing but complimenting nicely.

The flavor is full and robust. It’s dominated by vanilla but with nice floral jasmine notes throughout. The vanilla flavor is wonderful. Rich and creamy and the overall flavor of the tea is perfectly balanced. My housemate loved it too.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 30 sec
teaplz

Another GM sampler recruit! Welcome to the club! Isn’t the box and everything in it adorable?

Micah

I know! I love it!

Ricky

Woah, three orders at once? Can’t wait to see more reviews.

takgoti

Noooo worries. I’ve delayed just as much. If not more. I won’t get these suckers out until tomorrow, I suspect.

I need to get started on that sampler pack. Maybe today shall be the christening. I feel like I need to smash a bottle underfoot or something. Hopa!

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teaplz

Another GM sampler recruit! Welcome to the club! Isn’t the box and everything in it adorable?

Micah

I know! I love it!

Ricky

Woah, three orders at once? Can’t wait to see more reviews.

takgoti

Noooo worries. I’ve delayed just as much. If not more. I won’t get these suckers out until tomorrow, I suspect.

I need to get started on that sampler pack. Maybe today shall be the christening. I feel like I need to smash a bottle underfoot or something. Hopa!

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Loose leaf since high school. I drink mostly greens and oolongs but will try and probably enjoy anything. University student. 3rd year. University of Montana. Studying: English Teaching. ~ Music: Bat For Lashes, Broken Social Scene, Camera Obscura, Emily Haines & The Soft Skeleton, Fleet Foxes, The Knife, Mirah, St. Vincent, Vivian Girls, Yeah Yeah Yeahs. ~ Interests: food, tea, coffee, literature, music ~ Books: Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte. Shipwrecks by Akira Yoshimura. Thomas Hardy

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