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This tea.

I LOVE this tea. I ordered only an oz this year so far, and for some reason, I received it and didn’t tear into it like there’s no tomorrow. I think it is engrained in me to hoard this tea, as the sample I got last year, I hoarded for soo long, and finally finished it and missed it ALL WINTER. I was worried it wouldn’t come back! But it did thank goodness, and now I have an oz to indulge in, and probably more along the way this summer.

The smell is still HEAVENLY. Nectar of the gods. Lovely brown sugary Yabao with a myriad of flowers. Steeped for 2 minutes with 185 degree water. The smell is very light once steeped, and of flowers.

The flavor is sooo delicious. Brown sugar with flowers floating in a wave of lovelyness. Sweet hint of vanilla. This tea is such a nice treat, and perfect for summer. I might just have to up the rating, it’s very nearly a perfect score for me. I’ll hold off on 100 for now, but it is very close.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 2 min, 0 sec
yyz

sounds pretty amazing! you make me want to try this.

MissLena

It’s soo summery and tasty, and very unique! I highly recommend trying a sample :)

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yyz

sounds pretty amazing! you make me want to try this.

MissLena

It’s soo summery and tasty, and very unique! I highly recommend trying a sample :)

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Hello all, I am a happily employed electrical engineer (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 was excellent to take to class in the morning and because I can’t handle coffee! (unless it’s a really good cappuccino or latte, or decent decaf haha)

I enjoy a variety of teas – current favorites being ripe and raw pu’erhs, chinese black teas and herbal/green rooibos blends. I also enjoy white, green, and oolong teas, although I tend to drink them more in the warmer months. I have also tried matcha and guayusa, but I don’t drink them too often as I am a bit sensitive to caffeine. As a result I don’t drink black teas as often as I used to, but in moderation I can still enjoy a wide variety of teas.

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 have 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.

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