This was an advent tea from Lexie that fell through the cracks and didn’t get brewed on schedule. But bonus for me, I get to enjoy new to me tea in January! This is a nice earthy shou, quite drinkable with a bit of dirt and a bit of barnyard thrown in. There is some astringency here, could be I brewed this too fast for the tiny pressed leaf. Its a quite pleasant cup, though I have plenty of other shou to sip down so I don’t think I need this in my cupboard. Thanks Lexie!

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I started drinking more tea about 10 years ago when I found that even my half -caf coffee was making me jittery and then sleepy after the caffeine wore off. While I started out with mostly Teavana, but soon expanded my tea cupboard to include lapsang souchon, pu-erh, Assam, and other strong black teas. I do enjoy oolongs, green, and other teas, as well as a nice tisane for an evening cuppa.
I’m not fond of jasmine or bergamont teas, though I’ll try anything once.
I am an avid traveler, hiker, soccer player/watcher.
I love trying new tea in new places, if you see something in my cupboard you want to try, hit me up for a swap!


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