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2013 Autumn "Golden Needle" Dian Hong Yunnan

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From Yunnan Sourcing

Dian Hong refers to black tea from Yunnan. Traditionally black tea denoted as “Dian Hong” traditionally was entirely from Feng Qing county of Lincang.

Our Dian Hong Golden Needle tea is from He Shun village in Feng Qing county. It’s harvested from 50 year old plantation bushes all of which are the original Feng Qing black tea varietal (a hybridized form of assamica). The tea is 1 leaf to 1 bud ratio and is entirely hand processed from start to finish.

The tea give a sweet aroma, with hints of malt, sugarcane and pepper. The taste is a nice bittersweet mix and is full in the mouth. Tea soup is a brick-red and gold affair!

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My taxes are finished!
My son Drew’s taxes are also finished!
My son Leif & I will finish his taxes tomorrow, & then we’ll do everyone’s FAFSA.
And then we’ll sign up for Health Care. All by Friday.

This was the tea I drank all afternoon, this was the one that saw me through.
I don’t have much to say about it. It is a lovely Dian Hong, & although the needles aren’t as Golden as the name would imply, it is still delicious, sweet, lightly malty, & thick in feel.
And now I’m going to bed. Hopefully the raccoon won’t be back at 5am again!


Yeah on taxes and tea. I don’t mean to be a downer but good luck signing up for healthcare by Friday – it took me months. They say it is fixed, so hope so for your benefit.


Also, right… taxes….
(We don’t usually get ours done until April, or later?)

Terri HarpLady

well….I’m not sure the healthcare will be happening anytime soon, not because of the website, but because apparently I am once again one of those people who falls into the cracks.
My income isn’t low enough for medicaid, but it’s not high enough to qualify for any of the subsidies (thank you state of Missouri for ruining it for people like me), so I’m excluded. The up side is I don’t have to pay a fine. For now, I’m not gonna worry about it.

A musician friend of mine skipped the website & used a local broker, who got her signed up for a plan, & I may set an appointment to meet with that person to see what they say. I was trying to set it up for myself & my 2 college attending sons. Maybe if I just do it for me only, and let them each do their own.
On the other hand, I haven’t been to a doctor in years, & have no plans to go to one anytime in the future. It is doubtful that I would ever even make the deductable, so I consider it all a waste of money anyway…money I could spend on tea! :)
Maybe Tony & I should move to Toronto…

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