drank Iron Buddha by Lipton
2005 tasting notes

Air Force One just flew over my house. Seriously. Prez in town for high school graduation.

This is a quintessential, solid, inexpensive oolong with a nice little fermented whang to it. Wonderful hot. Not so much cold-brewed. Tried it this afternoon, took a nice big swig after a brisk walk, and the tastebuds said, “oolong…oolong…oolong…OOH.” Went bitter at the end.

So I served it to my spouse, the household over-brewed-meister . He liked it. Hey, Mikey…

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Somebody asked me once when I became a tea junkie; I think it dates back to college when I needed caffeine for a 7 a.m. class but chose not to do coffee. My favorite teapot is a medium-sized Brown Betty given to me by my Mema; the painted flowers are chipping off, but the size and feel is perfect. I rejoice when I get a morning to brew a pot of loose tea starting with a kettle; not a bag and a hot pot.


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