drank 2015 Last Thoughts by White2Tea
107 tasting notes

There is no way to do this tea justice with a mere tasting note, and anyway I lack both the palate and the vocabulary to speak with any authority about things like “stonefruits” and “vegetal” and “astringent” and stuff like that, particularly with a tea like this.

I’ll be honest, this is been kind of a crappy year so far. I do believe with all my heart that the secret to happiness is gratitude. And so, I am grateful for many things. And while I try to be zen about things as a general rule (I wear a ring with “this too shall pass” engraved on it), sometimes shit just gets shittier. And when you happen to do what I do for a living, most days you feel like Sisyphus at the rock and wonder why you even try. Which is why sometimes you need to spend the money on a tea like this one, and you need to drink it, because life is short.

Tiger above me
tiger below; slowly now-
fall. This tea is sweet.

Rasseru

great review :)

SilasSteep

One of my favorite parables. Enjoy that tea and see the whole universe in the cup! Still haven’t got to try this one yet. Hopefully soon!

Dr Jim

If this tea doesn’t improve your day, nothing can. Best tea I ever drank.

bankyland

That was deep. I really want to try this tea now. Also I hope things get better for you. Sometimes you have to walk threw a lot of rain before the sky clears and reveals a rainbow. Stay positive.

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Rasseru

great review :)

SilasSteep

One of my favorite parables. Enjoy that tea and see the whole universe in the cup! Still haven’t got to try this one yet. Hopefully soon!

Dr Jim

If this tea doesn’t improve your day, nothing can. Best tea I ever drank.

bankyland

That was deep. I really want to try this tea now. Also I hope things get better for you. Sometimes you have to walk threw a lot of rain before the sky clears and reveals a rainbow. Stay positive.

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For many years I drank cheap asian market-bought oolongs because I really didn’t know what was out there. For the last year or so I’ve been educating myself and making a foray into better quality teas. During the course of my journey I have fallen hard down the puerh rabbit hole – it started with young sheng, but now there’s another even deeper hole in the aged category, and I may be careening down this particular rabbit hole forever. I do still find time for aged oolong, a good wuyi yancha, and the occasional aged white.

I stopped rating teas awhile ago. I guess the numbers stopping meaning anything after awhile. For a long time I was pretty good about keeping my cupboard up to date and reviewing teas, mostly to help me keep track and remember what I like. I’ve gotten lazy about that for the last several months.

The tea addiction has also spawned a new addiction to throwing pottery, and I have become mildly obsessed with making tea cups, shibos, and teapots.

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