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Discovery Tea box – Tea #22
The last serving of tea I’m removing from the box before passing it on. As usual, a fun experience, though this might be the smallest tea box I’ve ever participated in. I think a tea box should be a nice balance of not-too-big to ship and overwhelming, while also being a large amount of teas you want to try before passing the teabox along. I think I might have tried most of the teas in the tea box that I didn’t try before. And I must say there was A LOT of large pouches with a teaspoon or two of tea in them. But I appreciate tea boxes no matter what!
This was yet another tea I had to add to Steepster (there were many of those) so maybe this tea box actually WAS the ‘discovery tea box’. This tea is a blend of organic darjeeling, keemun, assam, nilgiri black tea leaves. If it was a blind taste test, I would have a difficult time telling any of these teas were here. I think I can taste a bit of keemun and that’s about it. It tastes like a smoky keemun so I’d probably guess there was some lapsang souchong here. But there isn’t. A solid black tea.

Evol Ving Ness

See, that’s what you get when you add Canadians to the mix. :)

Glad you enjoyed it. It was a fresh packet that I opened to add to the box. I need to track this packet down to drink and log it.

tea-sipper

Yes, thank you. :D

Evol Ving Ness

You are very welcome. :)

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Evol Ving Ness

See, that’s what you get when you add Canadians to the mix. :)

Glad you enjoyed it. It was a fresh packet that I opened to add to the box. I need to track this packet down to drink and log it.

tea-sipper

Yes, thank you. :D

Evol Ving Ness

You are very welcome. :)

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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
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Davidstea
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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.)

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