drank Flower Pu er by Wait Tea House
2575 tasting notes

Miraculously, this is my first tea of the day. I had a quick, light breakfast checking the news constantly to see if daughter’s school was cancelled. I can not remember school ever being cancelled here for tornado watches, but it was today. And the day flew away from me texting neighbor’s who are new to southern storms what to do, and texting kids and friends to see if they were okay. Several times, youngest and I paused, listened, and started to head for our “safe spot” but it turned out to be a hard downburst each time. There were tornadoes all around us, but I have not heard of any severe damage in our area.

What a delight to try this tea tonight. After tasting it, I am thrilled that there is at least one more sample pack. I am also broken-hearted that there is only one more sample pack.

I am surprised this is puerh. The company description is a little confusing. It is listed under both puerh and black tea, the package says it has both, but the online description only mentions puerh. Technically, puerh is made from Yunnan leaves and Dian Hong is Yunnan leaf so….I don’t know.

What I do know is that this tea smelled like burnt brown sugar, a whole pot of it. And a tiny hint of sweet potato. The package said to use 200 ml of water and I used my little gong fu pot. I steeped until I saw nice color, not for five minutes like the package said.

This was delicious and memorable and when I get my stash low enough, I plan to splurge and get some more of this because I really loved it.

tigress_al

That must have been scary, glad you are safe

Teatotaler

Same for us up here in Richmond. It was especially unnerving between 5:50-6:30pm with everyone’s iPhones in the house beeping for tornado warnings every few minutes! Happy that you’re okay.

just john

I haven’t ever heard of school being cancelled for a tornado
. Here in Missouri it’s everything officials can do to get people to take it seriously and not go to their front porch to watch.

mrmopar

We had some bad ones yesterday around Appomattox. I think the blessing is being no one lost their life.

MadHatterTeaDrunk

Glad you’re safe!

mrmopar

I just heard 4 people were taken in the storm. With as much damage it could have been way worse.

ashmanra

Oh dear. I hadn’t heard that yet, mrmopar. The only damage in our immediate area is light property damage like broken car windows, downed limbs, uprooted trees. We had a few scares, but thankfully nothing touched down in our vicinity. Glad you are all safe!

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tigress_al

That must have been scary, glad you are safe

Teatotaler

Same for us up here in Richmond. It was especially unnerving between 5:50-6:30pm with everyone’s iPhones in the house beeping for tornado warnings every few minutes! Happy that you’re okay.

just john

I haven’t ever heard of school being cancelled for a tornado
. Here in Missouri it’s everything officials can do to get people to take it seriously and not go to their front porch to watch.

mrmopar

We had some bad ones yesterday around Appomattox. I think the blessing is being no one lost their life.

MadHatterTeaDrunk

Glad you’re safe!

mrmopar

I just heard 4 people were taken in the storm. With as much damage it could have been way worse.

ashmanra

Oh dear. I hadn’t heard that yet, mrmopar. The only damage in our immediate area is light property damage like broken car windows, downed limbs, uprooted trees. We had a few scares, but thankfully nothing touched down in our vicinity. Glad you are all safe!

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I am a music teacher, tutor, and former homeschool mom (25 years!) who started drinking loose leaf tea about twelve years ago! My daughters and I have tea every day, and we are frequently joined by my students or friends for “tea time.” Now my hubby joins us, too. His tastes have evolved from Tetley with milk and sugar to mostly unadorned greens and oolongs.

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