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Here’s Hoping Traveling Teabox – Round #5 – Tea #9
I just watched the third Hobbit movie the other day. :D Happy to see this one in the teabox to try! Oolong and Tahitian vanilla? sure! And boy is this an oolong fit for those elves. It’s like nectar of flowers… and fruit… and this lovely vanilla and this oolong is so smooth. The fruits sometimes seem like pear and peach and cherry. So so good & gorgeous. I don’t think I’ve tried an Anxi Ben Shan before… but I think I remember Ali Shan being very fruity and mostly pear. I’m not sure what these cedar leaves bring to the table, but nothing that doesn’t fit with this cup. I couldn’t think of a better name for this one either. I just love the creamy floral fruitiness of it.
Steep #1 // 1 1/2 teaspoons for a full mug// 15 minutes after boiling // 2 minute steep
Steep #2 // 7 minutes after boiling // 2 minute steep
Steep #3 // just boiled // 3-4 minute steep

Daylon R Thomas

Brew it even more if you can, or cold brew it because the cedar will caramelize and stay for a really long time…This is also one of my favorite teas of all time. And the most that I paid for a single ounce of tea.

tea-sipper

Already tossed the leaves from yesterday, but I really should have kept brewing it!

Daylon R Thomas

Your garbage can smells like cedar now, doesn’t it?

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Daylon R Thomas

Brew it even more if you can, or cold brew it because the cedar will caramelize and stay for a really long time…This is also one of my favorite teas of all time. And the most that I paid for a single ounce of tea.

tea-sipper

Already tossed the leaves from yesterday, but I really should have kept brewing it!

Daylon R Thomas

Your garbage can smells like cedar now, doesn’t it?

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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):
bluebirdteaco.com
teavivre.com
52teas.com
svtea.com
fusionteas.com
aquartertotea.com
eco-cha.com
justea.com
singleoriginteas.com
joysteaspoon.com
teasenz.com
adagio.com
tealyra.com
tealiciousllc.com
whisperingpinestea.com
verdanttea.com
thenecessiteas.com
Davidstea

Favorite tea shops (RIP):
butikiteas.com
steapshoppe.com
steepcityteas.com
dellaterrateas.com
zentealife.com
theteamerchant.net
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! I was bored one day and found out that most of them 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!

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

My ratings:
95-100 – Super awesome deliciousness favorites
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. :D

Happy sipping!

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