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drank Orchid Temple by Golden Moon Tea
186 tasting notes

Upping the rating on this one from 25.

So, this one has really been nagging me. After a lot of advice from various Steepsterites on how to correctly steep this one, I lowered the water temperature and took the rest of my sample to task!

The leaves this time definitely didn’t unfurl all the way on the first steep, which I figure is due to the lower temperature not scorching them into submission. And the infusion was about the same color, with the same aroma. Buttery shortbread with floral notes. Very mouth-watering.

The taste here is loads better than the first time! I’m getting a bit of a buttery afternote, but it’s mostly floral. There’s no astringency, and no ….

AHHHHH! I just got a call from a place that I interviewed at, and I HAVE A JOB! WHEEEEE! So now I have no idea…

Um, yeah, um. Tasting note. Um… Okay, it tastes pretty good, but it should taste better, Something’s missing, and I’m not quite really sure what it is. It’s almost weaksauce in flavor, although it feels like it should be thick and rich, it’s sort of missing that mark.

I have no idea what I’m typing anymore, because I’m SO excited that I HAVE A JOB!

I. Have. A. Job!

WHOOOOT.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 30 sec
JacquelineM

Congrats!!!!! :) Make yourself your fave tea to celebrate!!!

Auggy

YAAAAAAAAAY!!!!!!!

LENA

AWESOME! Super congrats! I hope it is doing something you will enjoy.

sophistre

Grats on the job, you!

If it makes you feel any better I felt the same way about this one, and I’m really oving oolongs generally…it was just not as savory as I thought it could be.

wombatgirl

WOOO! Yay job!!!

teaplz

YAY! Thanks guys for the LOVE! Much hearts for you! All of you! <333333333 See these hearts? They are for YOU!

Man, I am so GIDDY right now!

denisend

CONGRATS!

Jason

Yay! Now you can buy more tea! ;) haha, jk. Congrats!

fcmonroe

Congratulations!

Jillian

Congratulations hon! _

teaplz

You guys are all awesome! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

And Jason, maaybe when the first paycheck comes in! :D

S

Congrats teaplz!

Ricky

Yayyyy! Congrats!

Angrboda

Cool! :D Congratulatiosn.

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JacquelineM

Congrats!!!!! :) Make yourself your fave tea to celebrate!!!

Auggy

YAAAAAAAAAY!!!!!!!

LENA

AWESOME! Super congrats! I hope it is doing something you will enjoy.

sophistre

Grats on the job, you!

If it makes you feel any better I felt the same way about this one, and I’m really oving oolongs generally…it was just not as savory as I thought it could be.

wombatgirl

WOOO! Yay job!!!

teaplz

YAY! Thanks guys for the LOVE! Much hearts for you! All of you! <333333333 See these hearts? They are for YOU!

Man, I am so GIDDY right now!

denisend

CONGRATS!

Jason

Yay! Now you can buy more tea! ;) haha, jk. Congrats!

fcmonroe

Congratulations!

Jillian

Congratulations hon! _

teaplz

You guys are all awesome! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

And Jason, maaybe when the first paycheck comes in! :D

S

Congrats teaplz!

Ricky

Yayyyy! Congrats!

Angrboda

Cool! :D Congratulatiosn.

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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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