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86

This one definitely does better when cooled. Notes of stone fruit and perhaps a bit of corn or breadiness. Lingering honey orchid aftertaste.
When hot, it tastes thinner, but also more crisp and delicate. Definitely digging my purchase! I gave a tubmbler’s worth of leaves (two cups?) to a friend… she loves it as well, and even wants to one day put in an online order for more :)
Also, this tea confused her. Was it black? was it oolong? I don’t think she’s ever had a proper darj before, let alone a first flush. Or a psuedo oolong. Love seeing those first time moments hehe

On another note, does anyone have experience with myofascial massage? (not stretching, that is similar but different).

Evol Ving Ness

Isn’t that an aspect of every massage? It seems to me that my therapists incorporate that into their treatments rather than do the full time on that. And yes, no complaints.

Indigobloom

it can be. but I needed someone who really knows how fascia works. It got messed up because my physiotherapist from ages ago gave me terrible advice – I ended up sedentary and it got all bound up

Evol Ving Ness

My people are just near your chiropractor. Happy to pass the info along to you. I’ve been going there for years.

Indigobloom

I went with a guy around yonge and Eg. Not far from the chiro but then not all that close. Probably not the same one though. What’s the place called? thanks @Evol <3

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86

Seriously yummy. At work so must post a proper review soon. I’m so happy to have a 1st flush in my cupboard again!

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30

Thank you to SuperStarling! for sending me this tea.

I’m not sure what happened here. Perhaps I overleafed it or used too hot of water but I couldn’t get this one to NOT be bitter. I first tried it with close to boiling water for 10-15 seconds and it was bitter. I poured that out and reduced the water temp to about 200 degrees and steeped it again for 10-15 seconds and it turned out just as, if not more, bitter than the first steep.

Unfortunately, this one is a no for me. It started off promising, as the wet leaves smelled delicious and malty.

Flavors: Bitter, Malt

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 15 sec 6 g 3 OZ / 100 ML

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90

Noms. Mellow, smooth but with a little bite if left to steep for a long time. Not a bad bite, mind you. The first thing that hits is the malt and, wow. A bit of sweetness in the sip but not as strong as the malt. Can’t wait to try again with a bit shorter steep and see if that takes out the bite. Thanks, Indigobloom for sharing this one!

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
Indigobloom

I think we share a tea heart Nicole :P
Seriously. Assam has been my fave for almost ten years now (odd for me, I change my mind a lot haha)

gmathis

Assam is what good tea was intended to be. The rest is just fluff ;)

Nicole

Amen, ladies.

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89

Oh my. This is some serious Assam nums. Very malty and with a smooth sweetness. The malt tends to fall off at the cooling end of the cup and a hint of bitter creeps in. The leaf appearance is stunning. Thanks to Indigobloom for sharing some of this delicious tea!

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
Indigobloom

Wow that was fast :P
Glad it wasn’t just me with the malt factor!! I figured it was my forgetting the time that threw off my cuppa

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I oversteeped this, not sure by how long but it was pretty bitter. Adding milk and 3/4t tsp sugar helped, but it was still quite thick tasting. and malty! a baked sort of malt that emerged mid sip, not up front or at the back like most others.
Also, the leaves are quite pretty. A gorgeous mix of golden and brown leaves. Tippy!

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72
drank Ti Kwan Yin by Capital Tea
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drank Ti Kwan Yin by Capital Tea
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I am confused about this tea. Maybe someone can help me out. I am not sure if it is actually the Ti Kuan Yin which is from China or the Ti Kwan Yin. The place I bought it from has it written Ti Kwan Yin. However, I am having trouble finding anything out (google) about a tea called “Ti Kwan Yin” but there is an abundance of info on the Ti Kuan Yin Oolong. Hmmmm? Any help?

Anyhow, the tea I am drinking is a little sweet, has a relatively full body and has a vegetal taste to it that lingers beyond the first sip. This tea will go bitter quickly so be aware! I am using a gaiwan which is why I only used 3 tsp of water. Lots of steeps with this Oolong.

Flavors: Sweet, Vegetal

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 0 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 3 OZ / 88 ML

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drank Ti Kwan Yin by Capital Tea
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