I made it through another week at work. It was stressful and exhausting. I said
a lot of things I probably shouldn’t have. All in all, it really was an ok week given the circumstances. Today is a day of continued spring cleaning. I’m melting my brain with Spongebob in the background because I do what I want.

In the process of sipdowns, this has been my daily driver for the work week. This Yunnan yellow tea basically has little life left with 3 years of age. It’s now very mildly fruity and sweet with subdued umami. Is it oxidation that has brought out more of the mellow malty and chocolate tones? A butter-cream flavor and thickness has developed on the swallow. Other than the swallow, the body is much lighter than it used to be and the astringency has nearly disappeared. The minty cooling effect is still prominent and felt throughout my whole body, especially the underboob :) Sustained caffeination. The dry and wet leaf and bud sets are a beautiful sight.

Do yourself a favor and consume quickly your yellow teas. I can’t emphasize how mild this is compared to when I first opened the bag.

Flavors: Banana, Bitter, Butter, Butterscotch, Cocoa, Cream, Dry Grass, Fruity, Malt, Mango, Metallic, Tropical, Wheat

tea-sipper

I ALMOST heard the Spongebob song yesterday but flipped the channel real quick. I didn’t want that earworm. :D I have recently learned the lesson that the yellow teas must be sipped down very quickly. Definitely a fresher the better tea. Stay safe!

derk

The theme song is still running through my head!

Martin Bednář

The theme song is great! I saw few minutes of Spongebob yesterday and it was clearly something I needed. Unfortunately, other family members thought otherwise.

gmathis

We’ve been bingeing MeTV episodes — they run the Monkees on Sunday afternoons! (Talk about an earworm…. Here we come…. walking down the street …)

LuckyMe

I’m glad I"m not the only adult who still has an affinity for Spongebob :-)

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tea-sipper

I ALMOST heard the Spongebob song yesterday but flipped the channel real quick. I didn’t want that earworm. :D I have recently learned the lesson that the yellow teas must be sipped down very quickly. Definitely a fresher the better tea. Stay safe!

derk

The theme song is still running through my head!

Martin Bednář

The theme song is great! I saw few minutes of Spongebob yesterday and it was clearly something I needed. Unfortunately, other family members thought otherwise.

gmathis

We’ve been bingeing MeTV episodes — they run the Monkees on Sunday afternoons! (Talk about an earworm…. Here we come…. walking down the street …)

LuckyMe

I’m glad I"m not the only adult who still has an affinity for Spongebob :-)

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Most enjoyment:

I prefer straight loose-leaf and compressed tea, teabags for ease of use and herbal teas/tisanes. My favorite teas come from all over including China, Taiwan, Nepal, Darjeeling, Thailand, Vietnam, Japan and Georgia. The only one that doesn’t do much for me is Ceylon.

I abandoned my preference reference in early 2020, favoring a focus on qualitative description and because everybody uses a different rating scale. I’m still comfortable toggling the ‘Not/Recommended’ button.

Preference reference:

100-90: A tea I can lose myself into. Something about it makes me slow down and appreciate not only the tea but all of life or a moment in time. If it’s a bagged or herbal tea, it’s of standout quality in comparison to similar items.
89-80: Fits my profile well enough to buy again. Some could be daily drinker teas.
79-70: Not a preferred tea. I might buy more or try a different harvest. Would gladly have a cup if offered.
69-60: Not necessarily a bad tea but one that I won’t buy again. Would have a cup if offered.
59-1: Lacking several elements, strangely clunky, possess off flavors/aroma/texture or something about it makes me not want to finish.
Unrated: Haven’t made up my mind or some other reason. If it’s puerh, I likely think it needs more age.

Some things about me:

Endless curiosity and fascination have led me to wear many hats. Stubbornness and naivety have led me down dark paths. The restlessness isn’t improving with age but at least at 37, I’m finally aware of my nature. I have high physical energy and love being around people but am easily exhausted. My most recent caricature is that of an environmental engineering masters dropout working in retail electrical sales. An impatient woman with a knack for making stupid decisions, a lover of Jesus, science, art, beauty and language who happens to ride a motorcycle and bicycle, dabbles in sax, wields a chainsaw and drinks tea out of tiny pots. They call me “Trouble”.

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