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I’ve previously mentioned a pricey loose-leaf black tea that I can’t identify due to the lack of a single English character on the bag. Been saving it for mornings when I don’t have to rush (precious few of those lately). It’s been cooling next to me for quite a while, and the scent and flavor are that of a good dark wheat bread. I want my whole house to smell like this.

One of the reasons I let it cool is because I was distracted by the neighborhood anomaly—a huge white rabbit that’s bigger than my cats munching on the wild strawberries in the corner of our yard. Down the street, there’s a covey of them. Not wild rabbits; these appear to be show rabbit breeds, but they run loose in a neighbor’s yard, strangely unbothered by the dogs and cats. I counted twelve in their yard the other day.

My felines must just think he’s a very strange looking cat. I’m amused by his chutzpah—we caught the tail end of a thunderstorm last evening; iron-gray clouds and a pretty unpleasant wind; the cats went to their safe spots and Mr. B. (he really needs a better name than that) was just lounging in our back yard with his head tilted up toward the sky, watching it all roll by. Oh, my ears and whiskers …

derk

Cute vignette.

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ashmanra

Send ampic of the bag! I bet someone can translate and tell us what it is! Use FB messenger if you like and I will pass it to the puerh group. They usually know several languages between them!

gmathis

I’ll work on that! When I’m not rabbit watching. Remember “The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly?” Wasn’t that the Clint Eastwood movie where half of it was just close-ups of the gunfighters squinted eyes? Tazo and Mr. B had a face off like that this morning—one on either side of the back yard. Tazo blinked and came inside for breakfast.

tea-sipper

hahaha Gmathis. Your rabbit watching sounds fun and might lead you down a rabbit hole — don’t fall.

gmathis

Due to the Fellini-esque nature of this rabbit (we never actually see him hopping, he’s just there in places rabbits don’t generally belong), we have named him Fred.

Kittenna

I have a few packets of Chinese tea that are devoid of English; I downloaded the Google Translate app that allows you to take a pic of the language for it to be translated. It’s not perfect, but at least I found out that the tea I was drinking was a jin jun mei!

gmathis

ashmanra helped me sleuth a little … have concluded that it’s a Fujian black tea. The flavor profile fits.

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derk

Cute vignette.

imagines

ashmanra

Send ampic of the bag! I bet someone can translate and tell us what it is! Use FB messenger if you like and I will pass it to the puerh group. They usually know several languages between them!

gmathis

I’ll work on that! When I’m not rabbit watching. Remember “The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly?” Wasn’t that the Clint Eastwood movie where half of it was just close-ups of the gunfighters squinted eyes? Tazo and Mr. B had a face off like that this morning—one on either side of the back yard. Tazo blinked and came inside for breakfast.

tea-sipper

hahaha Gmathis. Your rabbit watching sounds fun and might lead you down a rabbit hole — don’t fall.

gmathis

Due to the Fellini-esque nature of this rabbit (we never actually see him hopping, he’s just there in places rabbits don’t generally belong), we have named him Fred.

Kittenna

I have a few packets of Chinese tea that are devoid of English; I downloaded the Google Translate app that allows you to take a pic of the language for it to be translated. It’s not perfect, but at least I found out that the tea I was drinking was a jin jun mei!

gmathis

ashmanra helped me sleuth a little … have concluded that it’s a Fujian black tea. The flavor profile fits.

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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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