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Sipdown! I had this after an amazing meal cooked by my wonderful bf of ratatouille, rice and chicken with mushrooms in a sauce. So good! And I had a tasty beer to boot with it, a nice dark ale! Then I finished with a cup of this tea, although it had cooled off, still excellent. Also, just finished watching Jiro Dreams of Sushi, very good documentary. I need to go to Japan to have real sushi, or at least to the coast, here in AB it is not the best I imagine haha. Anyways, I might have another cup of this tonight in a while, might try a different tea before it though, oh I steeped the last bit of this Western for a minute after 2 rinses – 20s and 25s. Not bad! No milk added today. I have one shu pu’erh left in my stash it looks like, a sample of Master Han’s from Verdant. Might have to order a bit of one of Verdant’s shu’s to have on hand when I’m craving it! See previous notes on this tea :)

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i adore this tea!


Very tasty indeed! :)

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i adore this tea!


Very tasty indeed! :)

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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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