This makes a very lovely cup of tea! Very present flavor, but nice and mild. I added a teaspoon of honey to my second cup, as the tea itself smells sweet but there isn’t much sweetness to it. It was wonderful.

The way I make loose-leaf is to put the leaves directly in the pot and let them dance. This is all well and good for the first cup, but depending on the type of tea, it isn’t for the second. It’s not normally an issue because I drink it quickly, but I didn’t this time and I’m working on my fourth cup. It’s still lovely. Slightly – very slightly – more astringent, but not really. I’m raising my rating on this a bit, and might make this a staple in my cupboard due to it’s ability to hold up to long steeping times.

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I’m a 20 yr-old day-care worker. I’ve been a fan of tea (beyond the sweet tea common in the South of the USA) for about four years, but I never took the time to document what my observations on the various teas I consumed. I look forward to using this space to do so.

Apart from tea, I love reading. I just finished Suzanne Collins’ Hunger Games, Tamora Pierce’s books in the Tortall Universe, as well as Neil Gaiman’s The Graveyard Book and Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett’s Good Omens.

I have a small potted garden and a compost bin. I’m moving toward recycling more and toward a more minimalist lifestyle, although I don’t have that much stuff to begin with

I’m just beginning training in Hapkido, and it is exhausting! But also fun. =D

Most of the teas in my cupboard, currently, are just samples. I sent off to a variety of places and am trying to get a more definitive sense of what I like, so that I can have more tea staples in my cupboard than just my Rishi Earl Grey (which I strongly recommend).

I’m always happy to receive teas if you wish to help me extend my palate. I’m going to try to keep my cupboard up-to-date with what I have; feel free to request something in exchange.

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