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I left the lid off the porcelain teapot so I could watch the leaves brew. It’s a beautiful tea. The leaves sink. On first sip, I questioned how often I would want to drink this kind of pungent, heavy Chinese green. Told myself ‘whatever, don’t bother with that thought now’ and continued brewing. As I sit here after the fourth steep, I realize this tea is incredible (well, I thought that after the second steep) and strikes some kind of note within me. It’s balanced. It didn’t upset my stomach. I am tea high. Togo — thanks.

95+

Flavors: Apricot, Asparagus, Beany, Bitter, Broth, Cantaloupe, Chestnut, Herbs, Thick, Umami

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175 °F / 79 °C 4 g 3 OZ / 100 ML
derk

I don’t have a tea to add a bit of news but surrounding areas of my hometown in Ohio were hit by tornadoes last night. Nobody from home has called. I have to go to work so I don’t have time at the moment. I hope my friends and family and theirs are all safe :/

Martin Bednář

Oh no, derk! I hope too, let us know please. I will think about them in prayers as well :)

ashmanra

Please update when you can! I add my prayers!

derk

Thanks y’all. My friends and family are safe, still haven’t heard from one friend (where are you Visigoth???). There were some losses of cars and many trees. Other people in my aunt’s neighborhood weren’t so fortunate I’ve heard.

mrmopar

I have a fiend in Dayton. Lost everything. Glad to know your family is safe Derk.

derk

Sad to hear, mrmopar. If your friend needs any resources that can’t be provided through aid agencies, please let me know.

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derk

I don’t have a tea to add a bit of news but surrounding areas of my hometown in Ohio were hit by tornadoes last night. Nobody from home has called. I have to go to work so I don’t have time at the moment. I hope my friends and family and theirs are all safe :/

Martin Bednář

Oh no, derk! I hope too, let us know please. I will think about them in prayers as well :)

ashmanra

Please update when you can! I add my prayers!

derk

Thanks y’all. My friends and family are safe, still haven’t heard from one friend (where are you Visigoth???). There were some losses of cars and many trees. Other people in my aunt’s neighborhood weren’t so fortunate I’ve heard.

mrmopar

I have a fiend in Dayton. Lost everything. Glad to know your family is safe Derk.

derk

Sad to hear, mrmopar. If your friend needs any resources that can’t be provided through aid agencies, please let me know.

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Most enjoyment:

Wuyi and Taiwanese oolong, sheng and shou puerh, Yunnan and Wuyi blacks, Laoshan green. I also appreciate Japanese, Vietnamese, Thai, Darjeeling and Nepali teas, bagged tea and herbal teas/tisanes.

I take my teas without milks or sweeteners except sometimes chai and the rare London Fog or matcha latte. I generally steep a tea until it has no more to give.

I’ll try anything once because it helps me learn. Not opposed to well placed herbs, flowers, fruity bits and flavorings. Just nothing cloying especially banana, caramel, coconut, cinnamon or maple. And no added sugars, sweeteners, candy or chocolate.

Preference reference:

100-90: A tea I can lose myself into. Something about it makes me slow down and appreciate not only the tea but all of life or a moment in time. If it’s a bagged or herbal tea, it’s of standout quality in comparison to similar items.
89-80: Fits my profile well enough to buy again.
79-70: Not a preferred tea. I might buy more or try a different harvest. Would gladly have a cup if offered.
69-60: Not necessarily a bad tea but one that I won’t buy again. Would have a cup if offered.
59-1: Lacking several elements, strangely clunky, possess off flavors/aroma/texture or something about it makes me not want to finish.
Unrated: Haven’t made up my mind or some other reason. If it’s puerh, I likely think it needs more age.

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