Guys, I don’t know what happened with this tea but I have never been so tea drunk in my life. That feeling usually passes pretty quickly for me but I lay in bed for the longest time just kind of sighing and happy and warm and fuzzy.

It started with the first steep. The taste confused the heck out of me. I was expecting white tea but this was…something else. It had a high sharp edge like maybe kale or spinach and then….flowers. The taste lingered. Second steep had less edge and more flowers. My eyes start feeling like someone is pulling on them. Gave hubby a cup and he said it was good. I keep drinking steep after steep. I am getting more and more hippie happy mellow.

Finally it hits me! Sheng puerh! It was reminding of a really great sheng I had once from Wymm Tea! Incredible! And somewhere under the greens and flowers, a hint of the taste of Sun Moon Lake, just a whisper of the black tea version of this.

Maybe I overleafed but I would sure do it again to feel that way. The leaves are large but so light and so fragile that I decided to weigh them on my Upton Tea scale and went with 2.25 grams. Holy cow this was some potent stuff. I loved it. What a ride!

Thank you, derk, for the tea experience of the month! I won’t forget that session anytime soon!

derk

Those red jade whites have an unsuspecting power behind the delicate leaf. Glad you enjoyed it!

gmathis

Don’t you be driving now, and put away the sharp objects ;)

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derk

Those red jade whites have an unsuspecting power behind the delicate leaf. Glad you enjoyed it!

gmathis

Don’t you be driving now, and put away the sharp objects ;)

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I am a music teacher, tutor, and former homeschool mom (25 years!) who started drinking loose leaf tea about ten 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.

We have learned so much history, geography, and culture in this journey.

I am also reviewing for Sororitea Sisters now!

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