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I am not loving this one. It makes for easy drinking as it’s smooth and light but the flavor is a touch too earthy for my tastes. It was fun to try though so thank you Sil for adding it to the box.

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drank Yi Hong Mao Feng by Maison des 3 Thes
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tea from this morning. trying to cope with my stupid foot which is worse in the random humidity we’ve gotten over the past few days and pack for my vacation that will be much less enjoyable thanks to my foot. awesome hiking trip….in which i can’t actually hike lol this was a good cup of reliable to get me going.

Evol Ving Ness

Sorry that you won’t be hiking, Sil. Take care of that foot.

tea-sipper

Aw, sorry you won’t get to hike. It’s still a vacation though!

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drank Yi Hong Mao Feng by Maison des 3 Thes
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drank Yi Hong Mao Feng by Maison des 3 Thes
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another one from today. Average every day cup :)

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drank Yi Hong Mao Feng by Maison des 3 Thes
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another tea from this afternoon. Easy drinking, nothing too complex to think about.

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drank Yi Hong Mao Feng by Maison des 3 Thes
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starting the morning off slowly with breakfast and tea with my other half before he abandons me and puppy. We’ve got a winery event tonight, so that will be fun. Mostly i just need a rest day since i’ve gone hard with running, walking and biking this past week. Don’t want to injure myself. Had a lovely time meeting dexter yesterday, though apparently we had to yell to talk more than i thought as my throats a little sore this morning haha

Evol Ving Ness

Have you killed off Dexter, Sil? We haven’t heard from her today.

Sil

it’s possible. I suspect however that she’s out enjoying the beautiful day. I had suggested High Park for the cherry blossoms.

Evol Ving Ness

Good suggestion. Sakura in High Park, nice. Where did you guys walk together?

Sil

up to summerhill from bay/bloor and then down to harbourfront center, and then back up to carlton/yonge :)

Sil

hahah that’s why omgsrsly said she’d experienced “Sil” I can’t help it…that’s a short walk..i can do it for days…

Evol Ving Ness

Well, I’ve been warned.

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i have to say i love the net neutrality of this one. Just a good cup to drink that doesn’t require thought but still provides a good solid cup of what i need.

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Struggling today. Ever since we got back from vacation, my other half has been coming home late as he tries to catch up with the apparent shit show that happened at work while he was away. As a result i haven’t slept well all week since i often can’t sleep until i know he’s home/close to home. I am still enjoying this one..for me it’s one of those every day sort of, don’t have to think about it teas. I don’t need to buy this again, but it’s good enough for every day while i still have it :)

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All this talk of maison des trois thes made me want to pull this one out of my cupboard. I have some puerh from there as well that i need to get around to trying but that’s on the list of things to do in 2017 haha.

This is a seriously easy drinking tea…delicious without being something that needs to be heavily thought about. I ended up drinking down my cup without even realising it, so i’ll need to make better notes next time i have it! however i think that speaks to it’s tastiness :)

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Sipdown! Although, I never added it to my Steepster cupboard, so I don’t have the satisfaction of watching that number go down. Oh well. Last time, I had a very vegetal flavor from this tea. This time around, I still had that, but also some nuttiness. It’s surprising that I enjoy this one as much as I do because I usually much prefer Japanese greens. Anyway, I will miss it as I have no idea how I would get my hands on more of it.

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Tea & Cards TTB #11
Today was a crazy day with a stressful meeting with my advisor, so I took special care to choose the next tea from the box. A nice, mellow dragonwell seemed to fit the bill, so I steeped this one up in my teapot. It has a nice buttery texture and vegetal taste. I actually looked at some other tasting notes and read “asparagus,” so now that is stuck in my brain about this tea. I actually do think it tastes of asparagus, but it might be partially from my easily influenced mind tricking my taste buds. Anyway, there is awkwardly less than a teaspoon left of this, so I think I will pull it from the box and steep it up in a small cup at a later time. I couldn’t have asked for a nicer, calmer tea at this time!

Kat_Maria

I absolutely loved this tea!

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TTB #15

What is this I’m drinking??? I want to know because it’s filling me with light and joy! Oh, it’s another Traveling Box tasting! Wow, this one is all over me.

I am so glad that my SuperHub got me a variable temp kettle because before that I was reluctant about having green tea (as I had to wait for the water to cool down after boiling and then it was always oversteeped anyway). Now I have more and more greens and I see a moment in the future where they might substitute most of black teas for me (except for the Chinese ones – we have certainly established that!) because they make me positively hyper! At the same time, black teas have an effect on me that is slightly similar to what coffee does to me – a moment of alertness followed by a crash.

Anyway, the tea! This tea is awesome! The leaves are beautiful green, the kind of green you only see a very good quality green tea to have (obv. it depends on the kind). They steep into a straw yellow infusion that over time turns into more definite brownish yellow. The fragrance matches its flavor well – it’s vegetal with a hint of citrus. The prominent note is asparagus… Yes, definitely, asparagus. So refreshing and yummy! I might be tempted to re-steep it…. IMMEDIATELY :D

EDIT: It appears that this tea is from one of these “French places”, or, in other words, completely unavailable to me, or, if physically available, then at least financially unavailable. Well, dammit :(

Flavors: Asparagus

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
Sil

haha seeing this makes me smile since it’s very possible i added it to a teax box at some point in a past life… you CAN order from maison des 3 thes here in canada but it’s via fax/email according to my parents

Kat_Maria

Seems like such an archaic thing to do! And I would have to be in Canada in the first place – not that I wouldn’t prefer that ;D

Sil

they’d likely do the same for the us :) or other countries..was just being canada centric heh

Kat_Maria

I will have to look into that, then. Thanks for letting me know there’s some kind of option at least :)

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Resteep! It’s so light I actually thought it was a failed steep, but when I taste it it’s almost more delicious than the first cup! Only the sweetest and juiciest of notes are left, so this almost tastes like I’m drinking a pear. This has cooled down some and it’s just exquisite both hot and cold.

Since I doubt I’ll be getting to Paris soon, can anyone recommend a good Dragonwell that’s a little easier to obtain? I definitely want a tea like this in my cabinet once I’ve made some room.

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T&C Box 16/18

What a beautiful tea! It has long, flat leaves and uncurls slowly in water in the most lovely way. It also has a surprisingly complex smell, which isn’t something I’ve encountered much with greens. It almost smells like an oolong, with deep green notes and some fruitiness.

Apparently this is a dragonwell, which makes it the second one of that type I’ve tried. It brews up light, but the flavor is intense. Sweet, sweet green flavors, some white flower notes, almost juicy finish. Buttery is a good description but it doesn’t quite explain the rest of what’s great about this tea. I love this but have no idea where to get it, so I think I’ll look out for another company’s dragonwell instead.

Nicole/Tea-Historic

I don’t know where to get it, either. It was sent to me by Sil in a swap. I liked it but green teas just generally aren’t my thing even though this one was beautiful. You might check Upton tea for less expensive dragon well. Or just look around here for recommendations. :)

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Another sent by Sil. I did some sipdowns today. :)

It makes me happy that I suspected it was a dragonwell from the look of the leaves and I read in other reviews that it is. I feel like I’ve actually retained something. :)

When steeping, this had a really strong “cooked green stuff” smell. Not unpleasant but nothing I seek out. The leaves turn bright, bright green after steeping. It is somewhat brothy, grassy, vegetal and clean. It isn’t really my thing but it is quenching.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 0 sec
Sil

agreed. greens go too quickly for the small amount of times i want one.

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1.25 tbsp for 375 ml

Very spinach-y tasting. Almost mineral-type sweetness.

Thanks to Sil for sharing!

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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