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drank Sugar Plum Shou Mei by 52teas
1938 tasting notes

I am getting a lot of lavender from this one. There is a sweet fruitiness and the white base is prominent as well but mostly it is lavender. I can’t decided if I like it or not. Luckily I have one more cup worth to sort out my feelings. Thank you Scheherazade for sharing.

Flavors: Flowers

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 4 min, 45 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML
Roswell Strange

This would go well with my recent plum spree – though realistically I doubt I’d like it because of the lavender.

VariaTEA

I actually sent you a package today and once I tasted this I realized I should have sent the last to you.

Roswell Strange

I really want to send you your birthday thing but I don’t want you to get it now and open it early ;)

VariaTEA

Haha, did you want to send it and then torture me by not letting me open it?

Roswell Strange

Perhaps. It’s really not much, but at the moment I just went with what was relatively affordable for now. I still think you’ll love it though. The envelope is bright yellow – so you’d definitely know it was the birthday package.

VariaTEA

Bahaha that is quite festive. There is over a month until our birthdays though.

Roswell Strange

That there is – though February is a short month. For now I’ll hold off on sending it, though I may send it a few weeks early to torture you ;)

VariaTEA

So cruel.

VariaTEA

Actually, I will be in Florida from Feb 26-Mar 10 so I guess you have to aim to get it to me either before or after that trip.

Roswell Strange

Good to know. I’ll send it early, rather than late :)

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Roswell Strange

This would go well with my recent plum spree – though realistically I doubt I’d like it because of the lavender.

VariaTEA

I actually sent you a package today and once I tasted this I realized I should have sent the last to you.

Roswell Strange

I really want to send you your birthday thing but I don’t want you to get it now and open it early ;)

VariaTEA

Haha, did you want to send it and then torture me by not letting me open it?

Roswell Strange

Perhaps. It’s really not much, but at the moment I just went with what was relatively affordable for now. I still think you’ll love it though. The envelope is bright yellow – so you’d definitely know it was the birthday package.

VariaTEA

Bahaha that is quite festive. There is over a month until our birthdays though.

Roswell Strange

That there is – though February is a short month. For now I’ll hold off on sending it, though I may send it a few weeks early to torture you ;)

VariaTEA

So cruel.

VariaTEA

Actually, I will be in Florida from Feb 26-Mar 10 so I guess you have to aim to get it to me either before or after that trip.

Roswell Strange

Good to know. I’ll send it early, rather than late :)

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After being overweight all my life I finally decided to commit to the long journey of weight loss. When life got too monotonous with all the diet food I decided to try teas in hopes of finding new flavors. I never realized the addiction I would face and now I am in love with all things tea!

However, I am still new to the tea scene and although I have bought many David’s Teas and Teavana Teas I know there is just so much out there to try and I am excited for each and every new experience. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! My cupboard has grown exponentially since joining this site and I have a lot to share. Feel free to snoop through my cupboard and message me if anything interests you – I am always happy to swap!

Well after over a month on steepster, I have learned many new things about tea and my own personal tastes. For me, flavored teas are definitely my sweet spot. I will most often reach for black teas and rooibos or honeybush blends but I do keep some flavored whites and greens around for when the mood strikes. I have a few herbals/tisanes but most of the time I find myself disappointed by them as they often smell deliciously sweet and then end up tasting tart/sour. I have a little bit of an aversion to pu’erh and oolong teas. I am also wary of florals, earl greys, and chai teas. I do not like overpowering citrus flavors nor do I usually like hibiscus, licorice or chamomile. I love dessert teas – caramel, vanilla, and other sweet flavors make me smile. Fruits like strawberry, peach, mango, and pineapples will often catch my attention as well. Oh and I LOVE Red Leaf Tea’s flavored matcha.

I have also realized that although I really enjoy adding frothed milk to some of my teas, if I do not like the tea with zero additives (just in plain water without milk or sugar), I probably won’t drink it. The one exception is flavored matchas which I will happily drink in cold milk if I do not like it mixed with hot water. My theory is if the tea can’t stand on its own then it is not for me and I will more than likely try to swap it out for something else.

Tea Ratings (a loose guide):
1-15 – This cup is going down the drain
16-30 – I will finish the cup but I am not making another
31-50 – I don’t think I like this but I will try another cup just to be sure
51-60 – I am really on the fence about this tea
61-70 – I like this enough to finish what I have but I won’t be buying it again
71-80 – I like this and will buy it every now and then
81-90 – I really like this and will replace it as soon as I can
91-100 – I LOVE this and will buy more before I run out of what I have so that this is never missing from my cupboard

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