Sipdown, 199. Yup, I added all the teas I got while I was gone on my trip and hit exactly 200… until I brewed this one up that is.

Spring sprung while I was away, and it is a lovely day out. I have a lot of new teas to try but I decided that I wanted a tea that screams spring, and this is totally one of those teas. Taiwanese oolongs are always so springy to me, with their light florals and sugar snap pea flavors. I actually found my tea mascots right before I left, so I pulled them out today. I hadn’t been able to find them since I moved and I had forgotten that I wrapped them up in an old cardboard tea box from China (guess I thought there was tea inside). Here’s a photo of them: http://flic.kr/p/ebfpea
I still really want a slatted draining tea tray, but I’ve made my peace with using a plastic tray until I find one.

Mm, the steeps of this tea are so fresh and green it is the essence of spring. Sitting here at the window, watching the birds eating and singing, looking at the daffodils and bluebells in my backyard, this is a great tea for this afternoon.

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I am tea obsessed, with the stash to match. I tend to really enjoy green oolongs, Chinese blacks, and flavored teas with high quality bases, especially florals, bergamot-based teas, and chocolate teas.

In my free time I am a birder, baker, and music/movie/tv addict.

Here are my rating categories, FYI:
100-90: Mind-blowingly good, just right for my palate, and teas that just take me to a happy place.
89-86: I really really like these teas and will keep most of them in the permanent collection, but they’re not quite as spectacular as the top category
85-80: Pretty tasty teas that I enjoy well enough, but definitely won’t rebuy when I run out.
79-70: Teas that I would probably drink again, but only if there were no preferrable options.
69-50: Teas that I don’t really enjoy all that much and wouldn’t drink another cup of.
49 and below: Mega yuck. This tea is just disgusting to me.
Unrated: Usually I feel unqualified to rate these teas because they are types of teas that I tend to not like in general. Sometimes user error or tea brewed under poor conditions.


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