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Hello Steepster, I am hoping to have more of a presence on here as I start to get back into tea, I went through my stash today and purged and made a list of teas that I need to either finish off or throw out due to them being far too ancient lol, so I am going to be on here hopefully updating my cupboard and logging tea. I was cataloging all my tea today until my tablet shut off haha so now it’s charging so I can’t access the document I was making lol. Ah well. Hoping to get my cupboard down to a much more manageable level before 2017, and with our upcoming trip to Japan, I need space for some Japanese teas haha, nothing too crazy but I’m definitely buying some when I am there!

Anyways, in the meantime I am having a cup of Second Breakfast in an attempt to finish off the bag, as I’ve been hoarding it for a long time. Amazingly this tea is still absolutely delicious, and I can see why I was hoarding it lol. Malty, bready, everything I like in a black tea! One day I might re-stock this if it is offered! Not quite a sipdown yet, probably 1 or 2 more cups left. See previous notes on this tea!

Flavors: Baked Bread, Malt

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 45 sec
Fjellrev

Great to see you back and that’s so exciting that you’ll be going to Japan!

MissLena

@Fjellrev – Thank you! I am happy to be back too I have missed tea I just hope my caffeine intolerance doesn’t get too out of whack haha, and yes I’m excited and nervous about Japan, still so much left to plan! Gah, but it will be fun once we are there :)

KiwiDelight

Where abouts will you be visiting? I’m familiar with Kyoto (it’s been six years but hey).

MissLena

@KiwiDelight – we are indeed going to be in Kyoto for a bit, about 2 days total I think! We are going to (optimistically) try to go to Tokyo, Hakone, Shibu Onsen to see the snow monkeys, Kyoto, Nara, Koya-San, Kobe, Osaka and back to Tokyo for the last night haha. It will be fairly rushed near the end so we might have to skip out on Kobe and save it for when we go back and visit the southern portion :) I’m starting to get excited for it though! Any good tea recommendations / general info you would like to share about Kyoto? Feel free to PM me too! :D

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Fjellrev

Great to see you back and that’s so exciting that you’ll be going to Japan!

MissLena

@Fjellrev – Thank you! I am happy to be back too I have missed tea I just hope my caffeine intolerance doesn’t get too out of whack haha, and yes I’m excited and nervous about Japan, still so much left to plan! Gah, but it will be fun once we are there :)

KiwiDelight

Where abouts will you be visiting? I’m familiar with Kyoto (it’s been six years but hey).

MissLena

@KiwiDelight – we are indeed going to be in Kyoto for a bit, about 2 days total I think! We are going to (optimistically) try to go to Tokyo, Hakone, Shibu Onsen to see the snow monkeys, Kyoto, Nara, Koya-San, Kobe, Osaka and back to Tokyo for the last night haha. It will be fairly rushed near the end so we might have to skip out on Kobe and save it for when we go back and visit the southern portion :) I’m starting to get excited for it though! Any good tea recommendations / general info you would like to share about Kyoto? Feel free to PM me too! :D

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Hello all, I am an 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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