Last night I had time to let this tea take me on its journey a second time and I’m still as blown away as I was the first time.

This tea is so unique. Most teas I’ve tried require something from me – they require I be in the mood for what they have on offer. Whether that’s smoky, fruity, vegetal, or anything in between. It requires I be desiring that flavor, and in return it offers me the satisfaction, relaxation, or refreshment that it has to offer. This tea is different. It’s unassuming. It doesn’t care what mood I’m in, what time of day it is, what flavors I have sitting on my tongue from the meal I just ate. This tea always has something to offer, something to draw me into the rest of the flavors it has on-hand and the trip it wants to take me on throughout its many steepings.

And for that reason this tea is hard to get off my mind. I only had two days between brew sessions but I kept thinking back on this tea, anxious for the moment I had the one thing this tea asks of me: time to enjoy the full experience it has to offer.

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