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YAY! My Den’s sampler came yesterday! Unfortunately, the first tea I tried (this one) was expressly the type of green tea I DON’T like. :( It just tastes too vegetal for me, with some bitterness I’m not a fan of. I can tell, though, that this is high quality stuff. It’s just not the type I like.

Oh well. On to the next cup!

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160 °F / 71 °C 0 min, 30 sec
Ricky

Sencha took me several tries to overcome it. Same with Earl Grey and Chai. Now I love all of them. Some more than others, but you get the point =P

the quiet life

Oh, I love sencha! I just don’t love this sencha, unfortunately. :( Until recently, I didn’t know there were different types of sencha, haha, so now I have to find the kind I remember from Japan! :P I’m glad to hear you’ve overcome Earl Grey and Chai. Those are two other favorites of mine! :)

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Ricky

Sencha took me several tries to overcome it. Same with Earl Grey and Chai. Now I love all of them. Some more than others, but you get the point =P

the quiet life

Oh, I love sencha! I just don’t love this sencha, unfortunately. :( Until recently, I didn’t know there were different types of sencha, haha, so now I have to find the kind I remember from Japan! :P I’m glad to hear you’ve overcome Earl Grey and Chai. Those are two other favorites of mine! :)

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I blame half of my tea obsession on Japan and the time I spent there in a study abroad program. Tea is everywhere in Japan, and I drank it daily while staying with my host family. When I came back home, I found myself craving it!

The other half of my tea obsession I blame on my job as a barista at Borders, where we serve Tazo loose leaf teas. I hadn’t even considered loose leaf teas a possibility until I started working there! The freshness and the difference in quality really turned me on to loose leaf teas.

So bit by bit, I’ve been increasing my tea self-education, and I drink tea at least once a day. I love trying new kinds, and unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on how you look at it), the more I learn, the more I want to try!

In addition to tea, I also enjoy books and music. If you would like, look for me on last.fm (user: giragirataiyou) or Goodreads (user: thexquietxlife). :)

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