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OH MY GOD THE INTERNET WAS DOWN.

I am addicted to the internet. I am not ashamed to admit it. I freak out when it’s not working. This tealog was originally supposed to be posted around noon today (I actually wrote it out in Word so my impressions would be lost – NERD), but because the internet went bye-bye, it’s going up now.

Anyway…

This is an extremely intriguing tea. Once again, with Golden Moon, I’ve been trying to get through some of the more basic teas before I vault into the complex and interesting ones.

There was enough for two servings in my sampler packet. The smell that came from the little GM Packet of Joy was interesting and nuanced. I knew I was smelling good tea, but I really couldn’t distinguish any components. The leaves are obviously of a variety of varietels – some are long, some are short, and there’s a fair amount of broken bits.

This one steeped to a dark copper color, and the tea liquid was had a scent similar to the dry leaves.

On first sip, I let out a little sigh. This one is good. Very good. There are four different teas at play in Golden Moon’s blend: Assam, Ceylon, Keemum, and Darjeeling, and each plays a distinct and interesting role in the tea. Part of the fun of drinking this was trying to distinguish all the flavor components. Golden Moon really has done a stellar job of blending these beauties together so they create one complex taste with individual components. If I concentrate really hard, I can almost taste each individual tea. The boldness from the Assam, the smoothness of the Ceylon, that somewhat tart component of the Keemum, and something extra, that I could only guess is Darjeeling.

I wish I could have actually sat down and enjoyed this a bit more, but this morning was pretty hectic. Our internet is down, and everyone in the house is pretty much in a frenzy. I’m glad my sample has a bit more, that way I can have some of this tea again.

Although I don’t think that this is a beginner’s tea, I think a budding tea enthusiast and a tea expert would both enjoy this. I gave a few sips to my mom, who commented, “Wow, this is really interesting tasting. And complex.” This ain’t Liptons, baby. This is TEA.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec
Ricky

Umm, I’ll have to give this a try. Maybe I’ll have it tomorrow. I didn’t like Irish Breakfast that much, too light for my taste. And oh gawd this was such a long tea log, jk. :P

teaplz

Interesting. I haven’t tried Irish Breakfast yet! I read on your log that you had to drink the second steep, eh? Blacks usually do not do well on second steepings at all, so that might have been the problem. I’ve never actually steeped a black more than once, although Auggy has said that she’s re-steeped quality Keemums and Yunnans. Sorry that your milk was gross!

AND EW WHATEVER! I like my reviews. :P :D

takgoti

HAH, I LIKE YOUR REVIEWS, TOO. NYEH.

This one sounds really interesting, by the way. [And now I have the System is Down song from Homestar in my head. Blaming you.]

Angrboda

HAH, I LIKE THEM TOO! (and Takgoti, I don’t think we have anything on Teaplz log length-wise… :p innocent)

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Ricky

Umm, I’ll have to give this a try. Maybe I’ll have it tomorrow. I didn’t like Irish Breakfast that much, too light for my taste. And oh gawd this was such a long tea log, jk. :P

teaplz

Interesting. I haven’t tried Irish Breakfast yet! I read on your log that you had to drink the second steep, eh? Blacks usually do not do well on second steepings at all, so that might have been the problem. I’ve never actually steeped a black more than once, although Auggy has said that she’s re-steeped quality Keemums and Yunnans. Sorry that your milk was gross!

AND EW WHATEVER! I like my reviews. :P :D

takgoti

HAH, I LIKE YOUR REVIEWS, TOO. NYEH.

This one sounds really interesting, by the way. [And now I have the System is Down song from Homestar in my head. Blaming you.]

Angrboda

HAH, I LIKE THEM TOO! (and Takgoti, I don’t think we have anything on Teaplz log length-wise… :p innocent)

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22-year-old NYC girl just starting out on her tea adventures! I used to hate tea. If you asked me a few years ago what I thought of tea, I’d tell you it tasted like hot, dirty dishwater. Not anymore! I acquired a taste for tea when I started drinking peppermint tea for my upset stomach problems. From there I graduated to teas like chamomile and Lipton. But Lipton wasn’t strong enough!

I’m getting the hang of this loose leaf thing. Black’s my default, but I’ve found that I really love teas that fall into every category. I’m a purist – I always drink my tea neat. I prefer unflavored tea over flavored tea, and really dislike anything flavored with artificial-tasting substances. I’ve grown up a bit in my tea drinking, and I find that novelty appeals to me less and less.

I also am the happy girlfriend of the boy that created the tea randomizer, which can be found here: http://www.jaydeee.net/pickatea.php

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