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Ahh finally having another Yixing teapot session. I am using my new cups from Verdant as well as my teapot, will try to post a picture later. Although I seasoned my teapot with the Phoenix Dancong oolong, I am going to use it for both that tea and this one to see how the flavors affect each other.

So I began with a rinse, over the cups and over the teapot. I don’t have a little pitcher for pouring so I am improvising with my larger glass teacup. It’s a bit messy, but I am containing it on a plate :)

The first steeping was sooo toasty and roasty, rich and buttery and intense, so warming! This one reminded me a bit of roasted fine coffee actually, but a lot better tasting and zero bitterness!

The second steeping was honey coated, dripping with it, so good. I loved this one. The creaminess was present in this one, not quite as sharp roasted flavored as the first, more rich and thick and mouth-watering.

The third steeping the honey has been muted slightly, and the toast with butter flavor has returned. Also a slightly interesting note has appeared, I can’t really describe it, but it’s definitely different. This one is not quite as rich, and a bit more light.

Oh, and the aroma has been wonderful throughout, vanilla and cream and toast and yummm.

So far the second steep is my favorite. I will continue with this for a while this afternoon. I like both of the oolongs that are going to make their nest in my Yixing teapot, I’m excited to see if the honey flavors of the dancong will meld with the honey flavors of this, and how the richness will develop over time :)

Invader Zim

Beautiful pictures of your teaware! Thank you for sharing!

MissLena

Thanks! I love Verdant’s teaware, I saw your photos a few weeks ago of the Song Dynasty cups and the one today of your blue one, so delicate and lovely!

Invader Zim

Verdant’s teaware are absolutely beautiful! My favorite I have is the one with the blue flowers on it that I posted a picture of today.

TheTeaFairy

your Yixing is just so cute! Looks like a little piece of art I would say :-)

MissLena

It’s so tiny! It definitely is a piece of art :)

And I love that cup, Invader Zim, it’s lovely!

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Invader Zim

Beautiful pictures of your teaware! Thank you for sharing!

MissLena

Thanks! I love Verdant’s teaware, I saw your photos a few weeks ago of the Song Dynasty cups and the one today of your blue one, so delicate and lovely!

Invader Zim

Verdant’s teaware are absolutely beautiful! My favorite I have is the one with the blue flowers on it that I posted a picture of today.

TheTeaFairy

your Yixing is just so cute! Looks like a little piece of art I would say :-)

MissLena

It’s so tiny! It definitely is a piece of art :)

And I love that cup, Invader Zim, it’s lovely!

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Hello all, I’m a newly graduated electrical engineer as of 2013 (read:NERD :D), who is a bit obsessed with tea! I discovered loose tea in 2011, DAVIDsTEA in 2012 and it took off from there. I really started drinking/enjoying tea because it’s excellent to take to class in the morning and because I can’t handle coffee! (unless it’s a really good cappuccino or latte haha)

I enjoy a variety of herbal, white, green, oolong and black teas. I have also tried a few pu’erhs and matcha I am a bit sensitive to caffeine, but I find that in moderation I can still indulge in black teas and matcha.

Oh, and I have a severe peanut allergy and try to avoid most other nuts, just to be safe. Limits my tea choices a bit, but that’s ok. However I recently tried almonds and found out I can eat them, so I have been trying a few teas with them in them.

MissLena’s rating system
(as of 04/19/13)

95+: Absolute favorite, will try to always have it in stock, and when I don’t I pine over it!
90-94: Awesome teas, will probably purchase again a few times
80-89: Very good tea, may restock at some point
70-79: happy to have tried and will gladly finish, but not restock
60-69: not horrible, but not the best, will finish if I have some though
50-59: not a favorite, probably will have a tough time finishing the bag
-50: yuck. I don’t want to have it ever again.

I am happy to say that my caffeine intolerance seems to be subsiding! This is allowing me to try a wider variety of teas :)

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