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This is totally different from the green teas I’ve had recently (dragonwell, flavored Lupicia greens, senchas) so my taste buds were fairly displeased at first. Because this tea doesn’t mess around, it hits you with the toasted notes throughout your sip, and afterwards, too.

Very woodsy. In a way there is seemingly little of “green tea” element in this tea. It’s all woodsy and earthy notes, but they are pretty yummy. It smells like cigarettes on your clothes would smell if it were actually ever a nice, not nasty, smell – does it make at least an ounce of sense? It actually makes me want to smoke.

And then, as it sits longer, it actually starts smelling kind of syrupy sweet.

The more I drink it, the more I like it. I am not sure if I am going to buy it any time in the near future, but I would never say no to it when offered.

Thank you, Jennkay, for letting me try this :)

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 1 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
TheTeaFairy

Lol, I have a hard time grasping how cicarette smell on clothing could ever be a good thing! But maybe I just have been a non smoker for too many years ;-)
This tea sounds very unusual…your description reminds me of some Gunpowder greens that sometimes taste a little like ashes to me.

K S

I recently had a tea that I wanted to say something very similar to your cigarette comment but I wasn’t sure anyone would understand it either. I think I finally compared it to ashes if they smelled good but really its exactly how you described it. Amazingly good in a the idea is all wrong sort of way.

Kat_Maria

Haha, well, the way I wanted to go wih it was this: Think of a kind of a nasty smell and then imagine that it can actually smell NICE. I guess most of bad smells have some potential of being good smells – not all of them, though :D

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TheTeaFairy

Lol, I have a hard time grasping how cicarette smell on clothing could ever be a good thing! But maybe I just have been a non smoker for too many years ;-)
This tea sounds very unusual…your description reminds me of some Gunpowder greens that sometimes taste a little like ashes to me.

K S

I recently had a tea that I wanted to say something very similar to your cigarette comment but I wasn’t sure anyone would understand it either. I think I finally compared it to ashes if they smelled good but really its exactly how you described it. Amazingly good in a the idea is all wrong sort of way.

Kat_Maria

Haha, well, the way I wanted to go wih it was this: Think of a kind of a nasty smell and then imagine that it can actually smell NICE. I guess most of bad smells have some potential of being good smells – not all of them, though :D

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I started drinking tea when I was a teenager, my dad used to make tea a million times a day as it was (and still is!) good for his health. So he would make it for the entire family. Usually it was Lipton with a teaspoon of sugar per cup and a slice of lemon. I was fond of it made this way then a lot.

Then I would have occasional loose leaf teas, I slowly got into green tea… I would mostly stick to bagged tea though. It was just convenient.

Only recently, in the middle of 2013, did I start getting seriously into all kinds of loose leaf tea.

[LOVES]:
- Chinese black teas
- green oolongs
- super-fruity rooibos/honeybush “teas”
- interesting dessert teas

[LIKES]:
- green teas
- white teas
- dark oolongs
- non-Chinese black teas
- earl greys
- pu-erhs
- anything else that is missing from other categories

[IS INDIFFERENT ABOUT]:
- chai teas
- herbal teas
- fruit teas

[DISLIKES]:
- mint in blends (it’s ok as straight mint)

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Apart from tea, I love reading, board-gaming with my husband, learning foreign languages (currently Spanish and Portuguese) and listening to lots and lots of music!

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Whispering Pines Tea Co.
Butiki
Shang Tea
Yezi Tea
Golden Moon Tea
Lupicia
Harney & Sons

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