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Before I say anything else, I want to say that my first experience with Jade Cloud was a thoroughly enjoyable one.

That being said, here’s the thing. The more tea that I accumulate, the harder it can be to distinguish them from one another – especially if I don’t drink them back to back [and I don’t drink teas of the same type right after one another, really].

The more tea that I try, the more the flavors start to blend together until certain ones become indistinguishable until only a select few stand out – either because someone did something noticeably different or the taste is just THAT much better. As I’m typing this out, I’m realizing that perhaps that’s the point of drinking a lot of tea, but I also feel like it’s probably more my fault than the tea.

I guess that this is why they have tea tastings in shops, right? Usually, I don’t brew pots – I brew cups, and I re-steep if I feel like drinking more of it and/or the tea can take a re-steep. Maybe I need to get some shot glasses or some of those tasting teacups and spend a day or two comparing the similar ones. Part of me feels like if the differences aren’t ones that I notice between cups then what do I care, but part of me wants to see if I can notice a difference. [Curiosity will likely win out, because it almost always does.]

This is also a long-winded way of saying that the flavors I got out of this tea are going to sound mighty similar to other teas that I have previously logged. It is nutty, but with a grassy sweetness to it – warming and comforting, and I really liked it. It was certainly welcomed into my day since we’ve been having some rather dreary weather, but I see this as being something I’d revisit regardless of what the hell’s going on outside.

Mike

I can definitely understand what you’re saying. I think you’ve come to the right conclusion, although, I’ll add — if you like it, you like it. And, yes, not every tea is going to blow you away, that’s what makes the ones that do special :) Keep us updated on the taste testing activities…

In the meantime, this one sounds interesting, adding it to my list. Thanks!

Auggy

Glad you liked it! It does have the ‘normal’ flavors that the Chinese greens that I’ve had seem to have, but for me I guess I like it so much more than the other ones because of the way the flavors are put together or their proportion. Or something.

I think I have three categories of tea: teas that are awesome, teas that are horrible and teas that remind me of a tea in one of those categories. Hehe.

takgoti

@Mike Haha, that’s pretty much my sentiment wrapped up in a bow. But I’ll definitely let y’all know what my conclusions are when I get around to it. And thank aug3zimm, she’s why I got it in the first place!

@aug3zimm It’s edging out some of the other greens I have for sure. I’m going to have to check the Whole Foods around here to see what the selection looks like. Actually, I’m going to have to check a few of the grocery stores. I stopped buying tea from them when I started drinking loose-leaf but we’re pooping “specialty” markets over here. Rishi took FOREVER to get in and I’d save on shipping. Also, those categories sound pretty official and I’ll probably gank them.

Auggy

I actually just picked up a tin of this last night from Central Market. So I’m happy now – my next order can come from anywhere AND I won’t be out of this tea! Yay!

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Mike

I can definitely understand what you’re saying. I think you’ve come to the right conclusion, although, I’ll add — if you like it, you like it. And, yes, not every tea is going to blow you away, that’s what makes the ones that do special :) Keep us updated on the taste testing activities…

In the meantime, this one sounds interesting, adding it to my list. Thanks!

Auggy

Glad you liked it! It does have the ‘normal’ flavors that the Chinese greens that I’ve had seem to have, but for me I guess I like it so much more than the other ones because of the way the flavors are put together or their proportion. Or something.

I think I have three categories of tea: teas that are awesome, teas that are horrible and teas that remind me of a tea in one of those categories. Hehe.

takgoti

@Mike Haha, that’s pretty much my sentiment wrapped up in a bow. But I’ll definitely let y’all know what my conclusions are when I get around to it. And thank aug3zimm, she’s why I got it in the first place!

@aug3zimm It’s edging out some of the other greens I have for sure. I’m going to have to check the Whole Foods around here to see what the selection looks like. Actually, I’m going to have to check a few of the grocery stores. I stopped buying tea from them when I started drinking loose-leaf but we’re pooping “specialty” markets over here. Rishi took FOREVER to get in and I’d save on shipping. Also, those categories sound pretty official and I’ll probably gank them.

Auggy

I actually just picked up a tin of this last night from Central Market. So I’m happy now – my next order can come from anywhere AND I won’t be out of this tea! Yay!

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