I’m sure this will sound familiar to many Steepsters…

I had completely forgotten that I owned this tea. I only found this when I was going through my black teas last night because there are now too many to fit on the shelf that I devoted to them. I now have one shelf for Chinese black teas one for those grown elsewhere.

I am really excited to find this because I have two samples of Jin Jun Mei from The Mandarin’s Tea Room and I wanted something to compare them to.

This is a really good tea, but I wish I knew what foods to pair it with. I ate a piece of chocolate with this and it just didn’t go well at all. I’m going to try to pair this with something savory next time.

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Tea means so many things to me, it is so deep and it is revealing new meaning to me all the time.

Tea is a mindfulness practice, and a doorway through which to explore different philosophies, cultures, and historical times. Tea is hospitality and a way of communion. Tea is an art, a ritual, and a tradition. Tea is a complement to the foods I eat (preferably vegan desserts) and is something I enjoy collecting and curating.

I love to swap, or even just send people samples, so if there’s anything in my cupboard you’d like to try, just send me a message!


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