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drank 2005 Rocket Yiwu by white2tea
1567 tasting notes

I took a 3-day weekend. Work has really been getting under my skin lately. Patience is very thin. Without divulging, I will say I am severely disappointed in the company’s lack of leadership and of principle in an era when both are so sorely needed. Thank glob it rained for a moment today. Wash away the bullshit.

According to mechanic friend, this humid-aged Yiwu sheng smells like an old leather BDSM hood, the kind with a slit for the mouth. One cup of this tea also miraculously got rid of the crook in his neck. Mhm. I think he likes it. It is certainly a solid tea that I would drink the hell out of if I had a cake. Worthy of a spin of dank D&B with headphones. Dance, derk, dance!

mrmopar, eternal gratitude.

Album pairing: Matrix — Sleepwalk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lvZyu1n_fss&list=OLAK5uy_neV05trqA_OZEU4J8lES3SA-Gu4FeC7Wc

Edit: while drinking and listening to this record, my turntable picked up the air traffic control frequency from the airport nearby. I can hear pilot chatter through my headphones in the quieter moments.

Flavors: Bitter, Black Pepper, Bread, Camphor, Caramel, Drying, Forest Floor, Herbs, Leather, Mineral, Peat, Petrichor, Smoke, Smooth, Spicy, Violet, Wet Wood

Preparation
Boiling 13 g 6 OZ / 190 ML
ashmanra

This note had me all over the place. First anger at work, then confusion about the mechanic, then pleased that his neck is better, then confusion about D&b music (guess I am showing my age cuz I don’t know what that is) then neat-o about the airport. Ha ha! Thanks for the ride! I wish whole akes of such happy tea! Nay, tongs, even!

mrmopar

Welcome my friend. We have had the rain and the lack of leadership at work as well.

White Antlers

I think an absence of any kind of leadership in the workplace of late is the rule rather than the exception. Good tea and 3 day weekends can go far at beginning to heal resentment and disillusionment.

gmathis

Hope the knots in your own neck are unwinding now.

Martin Bednář

You should change the frequency if you are able. You shouldn’t hear that. But it’s funny story around interesting tea — I try to don’t see that tea have ability to change mind, but it certainly can.

And happy you managed to take three days off.

Ashmanra: Don’t worry, even much younger, it took me a second

ashmanra

I still don’t know! Ha ha! I am guessing the D is for dance!

White Antlers

ashmanra-It’s ’*D*’rum and ’*B*’ass. : )

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ashmanra

This note had me all over the place. First anger at work, then confusion about the mechanic, then pleased that his neck is better, then confusion about D&b music (guess I am showing my age cuz I don’t know what that is) then neat-o about the airport. Ha ha! Thanks for the ride! I wish whole akes of such happy tea! Nay, tongs, even!

mrmopar

Welcome my friend. We have had the rain and the lack of leadership at work as well.

White Antlers

I think an absence of any kind of leadership in the workplace of late is the rule rather than the exception. Good tea and 3 day weekends can go far at beginning to heal resentment and disillusionment.

gmathis

Hope the knots in your own neck are unwinding now.

Martin Bednář

You should change the frequency if you are able. You shouldn’t hear that. But it’s funny story around interesting tea — I try to don’t see that tea have ability to change mind, but it certainly can.

And happy you managed to take three days off.

Ashmanra: Don’t worry, even much younger, it took me a second

ashmanra

I still don’t know! Ha ha! I am guessing the D is for dance!

White Antlers

ashmanra-It’s ’*D*’rum and ’*B*’ass. : )

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