drank Yunnan Golden Buds by Samovar
1112 tasting notes

Trying to eeeeeeease my way in to my normal schedule after four days off. I thought some brown sugar sprinkled sweet potato tea would do the trick – a gentle, sweet, multiple steeper so I can have tea all day :) Mmmmmmmm. This tea makes the “I could drink this every day!!!” list (aka my holy grail absolute favorites).

This is also a tea that makes me “evangelical” – I want to run out in the streets and make people taste it, then taste another steep, then taste the next, because I don’t think most people have experienced a tea so amazing and sweet without additions, and then to have it DO THAT over and over again!?! Why it might change the world!

175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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I love to cook, bake, read, paint, knit, do needlework, and garden. I need my coffee, but I LOVE my tea. I work at an Art School, and attend a large public university doing post-bac work (my BA is in English). I’m interested in the liminal spaces between art and craft, the academic and the practical, the individual and community, and the old and the new. I’m currently exploring these ideas through the disciplines of education, literature, history, and psychology.

I enjoy writing tasting notes, but have decided not to numerically rate teas as of 9/14/10. For an explanation, see my looooong tasting note about Mountain Malt from the Simple Leaf.

My favorites:
Chinese black teas
A good “milk and sugar” English style black
Earl Grey (classic, and in all variations!)
Vanilla teas (classic, and in all variations!)
Jasmine, Rose, Violet and other froofy, flowery teas!
An Occasional Oolong
Flavored Rooibos
Herbal Tisanes


Collingswood, NJ



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