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drank Shan Lin Shi by Naivetea
120 tasting notes

The dry leaves of this tea are very dark curled balls. Their dark green hue matches well with the heavy but smooth aroma. My imagination runs wild at the thought of this tea being cultivated so high up, and near a protected wilderness area. It seems like a truly exciting place!

When brewed the leaves produce a bright yellow liquor that’s completely transparent. The steeped aroma is smooth and easy with overtones of grilled leeks and hints of other vegetal flavors.

On the palate the brew remains smooth. A buttery texture emerges as it coats the entirety of the mouth. There’s no astringency here at all. The liquor is very heavy in the mouth, a byproduct of its creaminess. The flavors remain vegetal, but are seriously subdued. Roasted leeks remain on my mind the most.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec
Cofftea

Dark curled balls- LOL!

Tea-Guy

What is this, middle school? ;-)

Cofftea

Balls comments are a running joke here and normally I find them very tasteless and middle schoolish as well, but the dark and curled threw me. I think it’s because I got very angry at my ex a couple nites ago and I’m still not over it.

Tea-Guy

LOL. Sucks about the fight or whatever. I hate those. I always drink a warm glad of tea steeped from dark curled balls to let off some steam. ;-)

Cofftea

Not a fight- hacking. But I changed my passwords and stuff and it’s all good now.

Tea-Guy

If my SO hacked into anything of mine, they’d be gone. But that’s just me. And It’d take a whole lot of effort to crack my passwords.

They’re all between 18 and 25 characters long. ;-)

Cofftea

Well as I said, he is no longer my SO. Hasn’t been for over a year. So that’s done lol.

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Cofftea

Dark curled balls- LOL!

Tea-Guy

What is this, middle school? ;-)

Cofftea

Balls comments are a running joke here and normally I find them very tasteless and middle schoolish as well, but the dark and curled threw me. I think it’s because I got very angry at my ex a couple nites ago and I’m still not over it.

Tea-Guy

LOL. Sucks about the fight or whatever. I hate those. I always drink a warm glad of tea steeped from dark curled balls to let off some steam. ;-)

Cofftea

Not a fight- hacking. But I changed my passwords and stuff and it’s all good now.

Tea-Guy

If my SO hacked into anything of mine, they’d be gone. But that’s just me. And It’d take a whole lot of effort to crack my passwords.

They’re all between 18 and 25 characters long. ;-)

Cofftea

Well as I said, he is no longer my SO. Hasn’t been for over a year. So that’s done lol.

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