Backlog: It carried notes of sharp, rich, earth and wet bark that faded into sweet, wet soil, and moss. The aroma and taste of it reminded me so much of childhood and home. I cannot figure out why. I’m fairly certain that my family didn’t keep much liu bao in stock in our pantries… but, still… for some reason I cannot shake the feeling that an aged liu bao might have been the very first tea I ever had. Has anyone else experienced an overwhelming sense of nostalgia when drinking a certain tea?
I cannot wait to have a more serious session with this one!

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Wolf girl. Writer. Artist. Gamer. Geek.

I joined Steepster back in August of 2009. Since then, I have been lurking around shyly and taken it all in. Just recently, I decided to log all of the teas that I have in my cupboard and from there I decided to be a bit more active on the site!

I’m addicted to four things: Tea, wolves, indie perfume, and My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic.

My favorite teas right now: Ming Hong and Halmonicha

Broadly speaking I also love: Most Chinese red teas, most Fujian oolongs, and balhyochas.

I’ve been drinking loose-leaf teas since childhood. I love everything from tieguanyin to gyokuro to a good British cuppa. I am looking forward to trying every tea type out there and building an extensive pu-erh library.


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