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I have piles of unread books around my house, but will that stop me from buying the new Collected Poems of Derek Walcott today? No. I have scores of albums I’ve downloaded and barely made it beyond track 1. Will that stop me from downloading the new War on Drugs or Future Islands this week? Absolutely not.

My over-stuffed tea cupboard has also suffered from this unbridled acquisitiveness. And it’s keeping me up at night as I pore over all of my teas that are nearing or over the one year mark. So I’ve made a promise to myself to only buy the absolute jewels of my annual tea drinking cycle until I drink down some of my stash: Shincha from Den’s Teas; a first flush darjeeling from Upton and Imperial Mojiang Yunnan tea from Yunnan Sourcing.
So to make room for my spring Darjeelings, I’m drinking a lot of this quality second flush from Sungma that has delicious honeysuckle sweetness,a citrusy vibe and a mild roasted flavor.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
TheTeaFairy

Haha! Love this review. My whole life revolves around books, music and tea, that means lots of compulsive purchases that lead to unread books, unheard music, and teas that are stacking up, waiting to be drunk…love being surrounded by books, love knowing I can choose from over 8000 songs to suit my mood, and love to just be able to drink my most prized tea on a tuesday, for no particular reason…just cause I can!

BTW, The War on Drugs latest album is their best to date, in my humble opinion…just thought I’d mention it :-)

Doug F

That’s pretty much my planetary alignment also, when I’m not being a dad to my two wonderful boys. I agree with your humble opinion, though I did enjoy when Kurt Vile was part of the group.

TheTeaFairy

Aww, two boys, that will keep you busy, I understand the unread books situation even better!

(Yes, I like Kurt Vile too but not such a big fan of his solo work…)

TeaBrat

ha, I suffer from the same affliction when it comes to books (and tea of course)

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TheTeaFairy

Haha! Love this review. My whole life revolves around books, music and tea, that means lots of compulsive purchases that lead to unread books, unheard music, and teas that are stacking up, waiting to be drunk…love being surrounded by books, love knowing I can choose from over 8000 songs to suit my mood, and love to just be able to drink my most prized tea on a tuesday, for no particular reason…just cause I can!

BTW, The War on Drugs latest album is their best to date, in my humble opinion…just thought I’d mention it :-)

Doug F

That’s pretty much my planetary alignment also, when I’m not being a dad to my two wonderful boys. I agree with your humble opinion, though I did enjoy when Kurt Vile was part of the group.

TheTeaFairy

Aww, two boys, that will keep you busy, I understand the unread books situation even better!

(Yes, I like Kurt Vile too but not such a big fan of his solo work…)

TeaBrat

ha, I suffer from the same affliction when it comes to books (and tea of course)

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I love tea and living in a place that is cold or cool nine months of the year, tea is a constant source of warmth and education. I always drink tea straight and rarely drink flavored teas or Tisanes, except for the occasional Rooibos. I’m a proud father of two young boys, an avid skier, motorcyclist, reader, and runner. I have a doctorate in English (dissertation on Emily Dickinson.)

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