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This one is from the unflavored tea box MzPriss started. I almost forgot where I placed this one. I don’t want to start forgetting where the teas are! There was a teaspoon and a half left. Always up for trying a Whispering Pines tea.

Steep #1 // 1 1/2 tsp // 10 min after boiling // rinse // 1 1/2 min steep
I didn’t want to wait so long to steep this one, but I was deciding which tea to have/trying to find it. It seems steeped well enough anyway! The color of the brew is a mellow yellow. The flavor is just a tiguanyin should be: bright, fresh, sweet, buttery, a little vegetal.

Steep #2 // 5 min after boiling // 2 1/2
This steep was pure pineapple and less butter. I love the changes this one makes, as I love both butter oolongs and pineapple oolongs. A very fruity juicy sweet cup.

Steep #3 // just boiled // 3 1/2-4 min
This cup wasn’t oversteeped really (teally I just typed), but it isn’t as lovely as the first two steeps. There was more nuance in the first two steeps. I shouldn’t have steeped this cup so long. A great oolong overall, but I’ve had some good ones lately! Oolong spoiled!

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Hi! I love tea and trying new ones – it adds a bit of variety to my day! Books, music, TV & movies are my thing… and tea, of course.

Some of my favorite tea shops (still operating):
birdandblendtea.com
teavivre.com
52teas.com
svtea.com
harney.com
angrytearoom.com
Dammann Freres
Yunnan Sourcing
fusionteas.com
AprTea.com
Javateaco.com
Lupicia
Octaviatea.com
Davidstea
eco-cha.com
what-cha.com
justea.com
singleoriginteas.com
teasenz.com
tealyra.com
whisperingpinestea.com
Mandala
verdanttea.com

Favorite tea shops (RIP):
butikiteas.com
steapshoppe.com
steepcityteas.com
aquartertotea.com
dellaterrateas.com
zentealife.com
theteamerchant.net
joysteaspoon.com
tealiciousllc.com
Rivertea
Specialteas

My icon photo is Richard Mayhew from the graphic novel ‘Neverwhere’ by Neil Gaiman, Mike Carey & Glenn Fabry.

Most of the teas listed in my cupboard are actually sample sizes. I don’t really have 2,000 ounces of tea around here! Many of my teas have only one teaspoon left… maybe two. But I like keeping them in my cupboard list for reference to what I could be sipping. Usually, I write tasting notes once for each tea. I’m still drinking them, just not writing tasting notes each time!

I’m always in search of: Hattialli, Qu Hao black, Jin Jun Mei, teas using marshmallow root.

My dislikes: hibiscus, ginger (unless in chai), turmeric, bee pollen, charcoal type flavors

My ratings:
95-100 – Super awesome deliciousness favorites – cupboard essential
80-95 – Also pretty delicious
65-80 – Pretty good
50-65 – Okay
1-50 – Probably won’t want to sip it again

I’m planning on being a Steepsterer as long as there IS a Steepster, so if you’re not hearing from me, that means something happened to my health… if you know what I mean. (Or as evidenced by the great computer hiatus of 2019, something happened to my computer… I have a dumb phone so can’t access internet on that. As of 12/20/21 my wifi might start getting unreliable.)

Happy sipping!

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