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drank Tie Guan Yin by The Jade Teapot
379 tasting notes

This is the last of this! No more tea leaves. At least I’ll get a good number of wonderful steeps out of this. It’s probably a good thing, because I’ve held onto this tea far past its prime. I just didn’t want to finish it off because I still really rather like it. And the Jade Teapot’s closed now.

I think I need to put an order in at Life in Teacup. They have a wonderful selection of Tie Guan Yins. Plus, I’ve been eyeing a few of their handsome little teacups… The one with the fish pattern mostly. Although I like the semi-glazed one they’ve just released, but I actually came home with a SET of teacups very similar to that from Value Village. I also want to order a few teas based off of the samples I got. I’d have to look up which ones… I’m forgetful when it comes to names.

I am a collector of things, it’s very bad.

But yes, the tea. A bit different from how I remembered it, but it has been a while, and it’s on the greener side of the scale, so I know it doesn’t last as long. Still, light and delicious to sip, and makes me want to break out a book to read.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 0 sec
Jillian

Hey, there are worse things you could be collecting. ;)

I was sad too when the Jade Teapot closed. I wish I’d gone ahead and bought this tea while I had the chance.

AJ

At least teas and teacups are small enough that it’ll take a while before I start SERIOUSLY running out of room.

I wish I’d gotten a few from them. And from the Simple Leaf.

Jillian

Yeah, I never got to try the the infamous Dawn from The Simple Leaf, which makes me a sad panda.

I’ve thought about getting some nice Yixing teaware and whatnot, but to be honest I have nowhere to put them; the boyfriend-creature already gives me a hard time about how my teas overflow their cabinet onto the counter. XD

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Jillian

Hey, there are worse things you could be collecting. ;)

I was sad too when the Jade Teapot closed. I wish I’d gone ahead and bought this tea while I had the chance.

AJ

At least teas and teacups are small enough that it’ll take a while before I start SERIOUSLY running out of room.

I wish I’d gotten a few from them. And from the Simple Leaf.

Jillian

Yeah, I never got to try the the infamous Dawn from The Simple Leaf, which makes me a sad panda.

I’ve thought about getting some nice Yixing teaware and whatnot, but to be honest I have nowhere to put them; the boyfriend-creature already gives me a hard time about how my teas overflow their cabinet onto the counter. XD

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I change icons often, apologies. On that note, they are usually Doctor Who related (so no, that is not me pictured in the icon, it is most likely one of the Doctors).

A tea-drinking transgendered Canadian, currently in the third year of university, majoring in geology (yes, “rocks and things”). I take most of my tea made straight into a mug, although occasionally if I’m not in a hurry (this isn’t often), I’ll have time to sit down with a pot. It’s the highlight of a good day if I have time for a pot.

My notes and reviews will often sound dis-jointed, repetitive and confused, as usually I don’t work on them as a whole, but rather add notes as I sip without rereading what I’ve already typed.

On most occasions I won’t take my tea with anything (I reserve milk for chai). Occasionally agave nectar if I want to test to see if it’ll smooth it out. Chais I will make with either the nectar or honey. Although on occasion I will sweeten unflavoured blacks the Russian way—with jam or jelly. Occasionally I will take it instead with a slice of a citrus fruit. Normally orange, occasionally lemon if I have any on hand.

I prefer Earl Greys.

Lastly, I keep a teatra.de blog for reviewing and rambling about tea books/publications.

Also, I am a Doctor Who fanatic. As one may have noticed by my icons. For the record, my favourite Doctor is number three, Jon Pertwee.

“But you should never turn down tea, when it’s offered. It’s impolite, and impoliteness is how wars start.” ~Eighth Doctor, Paul McGann

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