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drank Maiden's Ecstasy by Samovar
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Okay. Think I may have stumbled on the right approach to drinking this.

Drink, and think ‘dark yunnan tea’.

DO NOT think ‘mushrooms’.

This seems to be working. I think I prefer the taste of this tea when it’s still piping hot, rather than after it begins to cool…but…I am waiting on a second steep right now, and that is the first time I have ever been inclined to attempt anything of the kind, so…

Yeah.

Dark yunnan.

Not mushrooms.

Check.

Edit: With a 16oz. cup, I find I can get only 2 good steeps out of 2 rounded, generous teaspoons of tea…after that the water turns pink. Note to self.

Ricky

Mushrooms… hmmm…. You should try palace pu-erh. I don’t think you’ll get mushrooms there… or maybe you will…

sophistre

You’re not the first one to recommend that, so I think I’ll definitely try to make a point to check that one out soon!

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Ricky

Mushrooms… hmmm…. You should try palace pu-erh. I don’t think you’ll get mushrooms there… or maybe you will…

sophistre

You’re not the first one to recommend that, so I think I’ll definitely try to make a point to check that one out soon!

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Ohhh, I dunno. I like tea but I’m kind of a tea newbie. At this point I can say with authority that I may never be anything else, no matter how many teas I try…there is always something new out there.

I write a lot.

I also play way too many video games.


Ratings! (Bout time, wot?) This is a new arrangement, so…subject to change!

1-10: Not potable. First-sip disasters.

11-30: Intensely unpleasant…won’t catch me finishing the cup.

31-50: I really don’t like it…but maybe somebody else out there would.

51-70: Drinkable, but probably not the first thing I’m going to reach for.

71-90: Pretty good tea, and stuff that there’s a good chance I’ll have on-hand. Will do in a pinch at the low end, all the way up to regular visitors to my infuser on the high end.

91-100: Teas I really do not want to be without.

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