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Additional notes: Note to self, never put this lovely tea in a disposable tea bag again, only in a tea basket… the tea barely unraveled and I know there is a TON of tea here. So I wasn’t giving this tea a fair chance. But I know it’s lovely anyway. I’m not sure if it’s because it didn’t unravel or if it’s a different harvest, but I was noticing a huge syrupy sweet quality in the 2016 harvest which wasn’t present here as much. Maybe that quality would have appeared in a third cup that I mistakenly didn’t make. I don’t like wasting my tea.

Also, Teavivre is having an amazing black tea sample sale right now. (And larger amounts of black tea are 15% off.) Some teas are 75% off, but you can only buy one of each sample (meaning two sample packages of each black tea). It’s a great sale if you want to try most of their black teas!

derk

Thanks for the info. I’ve been wanting to try their Keemuns!

Bunnieh

Oh, that is info I definitely didn’t need…and will be taking advantage of. :D

Mastress Alita

It is a shame that I am hardcore sticking to my New Year’s Resolution to not buy any tea. (Besides, $800 in car repairs has pretty much obliterated the tea budget for some time, making it even easier to stick to that…) That is a killer sale, though. And I love Chinese blacks. So sads. T-T

Cameron B.

Ooh, thank you for letting us know! Sounds like a good time to pick up 100g of their black dragon pearls and try some other black teas as well.

tea-sipper

Mastress Alita -sorry about your car. Hopefully this will be a yearly Teavivre sale?

Kawaii433

I just received this last week, along with the Chrysanthemum one. Now you’re making me look forward to trying this one. The Chrysanthemum one was very good. Just worried it’ll taste too much Rose o.O. I keep buying rose teas and I don’t really like rose… What’s up with that? >.< lol Anyway, thanks for heads up on the sale! yay

tea-sipper

Both harvests I’ve tried of these had barely any rose flavor, so I’m sure you’ll like them (but neither harvest I’ve tried has been the newest harvest). Their Rose Dian Hong in the past has been VERY rose flavored though.

Kawaii433

Yay good to know. I will try this afternoon. ^^

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derk

Thanks for the info. I’ve been wanting to try their Keemuns!

Bunnieh

Oh, that is info I definitely didn’t need…and will be taking advantage of. :D

Mastress Alita

It is a shame that I am hardcore sticking to my New Year’s Resolution to not buy any tea. (Besides, $800 in car repairs has pretty much obliterated the tea budget for some time, making it even easier to stick to that…) That is a killer sale, though. And I love Chinese blacks. So sads. T-T

Cameron B.

Ooh, thank you for letting us know! Sounds like a good time to pick up 100g of their black dragon pearls and try some other black teas as well.

tea-sipper

Mastress Alita -sorry about your car. Hopefully this will be a yearly Teavivre sale?

Kawaii433

I just received this last week, along with the Chrysanthemum one. Now you’re making me look forward to trying this one. The Chrysanthemum one was very good. Just worried it’ll taste too much Rose o.O. I keep buying rose teas and I don’t really like rose… What’s up with that? >.< lol Anyway, thanks for heads up on the sale! yay

tea-sipper

Both harvests I’ve tried of these had barely any rose flavor, so I’m sure you’ll like them (but neither harvest I’ve tried has been the newest harvest). Their Rose Dian Hong in the past has been VERY rose flavored though.

Kawaii433

Yay good to know. I will try this afternoon. ^^

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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
aquartertotea.com
AprTea.com
Javateaco.com
Lupicia
eco-cha.com
justea.com
singleoriginteas.com
teasenz.com
tealyra.com
whisperingpinestea.com
mandala
Teajo
verdanttea.com
thenecessiteas.com
Davidstea

Favorite tea shops (RIP):
butikiteas.com
steapshoppe.com
steepcityteas.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!

My dislikes: hibiscus, ginger (unless in chai), 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. :D

Happy sipping!

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