Happily my new teapot set arrived from Camellia Sinensis, and my heart sank to find this 09 tea as the sample in the box. Of all the tea types, Darjeeling is one of my least favorite. So I approached it with some fear and trepidation. My familiar tea experiences are primarily with puerh tea. So naturally I’m far more comfortable with dirty, musty, moldy tea containing dried bugs, pods and pubic hairs. Really I am just not sure what to do with clean tea. Do I rinse it? Or is that sacrilegious?

Neon green in the cup. Tastes like sour corn. Guess I won’t be rating this.

Lindsay

“Not enough dirt, mold, bugs or pubic hairs.” That’s quite the tea review. ;)

Cwyn

Side effect of drinking puerh all the time, and then picking up a fresher premium leaf and not knowing what to do.

Lindsay

My advice would be to steep it like a green tea. Darjeelings are weird. :)

Stephanie

haaaaaa!

bef

What about that new teapot? Which one is it?

Cwyn

It’s Lin’s Ceramics. Still getting used to it. The spout really arcs the tea like a baby boy on a changing table.

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Lindsay

“Not enough dirt, mold, bugs or pubic hairs.” That’s quite the tea review. ;)

Cwyn

Side effect of drinking puerh all the time, and then picking up a fresher premium leaf and not knowing what to do.

Lindsay

My advice would be to steep it like a green tea. Darjeelings are weird. :)

Stephanie

haaaaaa!

bef

What about that new teapot? Which one is it?

Cwyn

It’s Lin’s Ceramics. Still getting used to it. The spout really arcs the tea like a baby boy on a changing table.

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