Started off the day with this. Ooops, no caffeine.

I made this hot (despite VT’s note that it is good cold). Really, really good—the best kind of lemon, a frill of icing sugar, the slightest hit of tart berry. Yup, very much enjoying this cup.

Do these people still exist? If so, I will pick some up (if all the usual obstacles for Canadians are not overwhelming).

Thanks for the sample, VariaTEA.

And it’s a sipdown!

Evol Ving Ness

Ah well, checked and found that this company is done, so this tea is done. Too bad.

Cameron B.

I believe this is a wholesale blend, so you could likely find it being sold by another company.

Evol Ving Ness

^ oh, that’s exciting! Thank you, Cameron! On it.

Evol Ving Ness

But how does one know whether it is the right
Lemon Chiffon?

Kittenna

Mmm, I love this one! I have 3 partial packets of it sitting and waiting to be made into one large cup of iced tea, as it’s so good that way (or was, at least!)

Cameron B.

Usually I go off of the ingredients, for instance this one has both rooibos and honeybush plus it has blue cornflower petals and some kind of yellow petals.

This looks like it could be a match, for example:
https://www.thewhistlingkettle.com/products/lemon-souffle-honeybush-rooibos

Kittenna

That does indeed look like it could be a match!

Evol Ving Ness

Thank you, Cameron. I’ll look into it. They don’t mention anything about shipping to Canada or internationally. Usually, that means no.

ashmanra

I have noticed that when you are looking for d a wholesale tea the photos even match quite often from company to company.

CrowKettle

This one may also be it:

https://distinctlytea.com/products/lemon-chiffon-rooibos?variant=16670383865967

I wish more people seemed to carry Lime Chiffon too. Both were favs.

Roswell Strange

Yes, this is a wholesale blend – the original wholesaler is a company called East Indies Tea, and you can find it carried by a lot of smaller more “mom & pop shop” type companies. For what it’s worth, the owner of this wholesaler passed away this year – not sure if/how that will affect the companies currently selling this blend.

Roswell Strange

**owner of this wholesale company…

CrowKettle

Oh, they made “Upside Down Cake”. This wholesaler has treasures. Sorry to hear they passed away.

Evol Ving Ness

Thank you, Everyone, for your info and sleuthing skills. We are relentless. Clearly, here all appreciate the importance of tracking down exactly the right tea. Tea peeps, I adore you!

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Evol Ving Ness

Ah well, checked and found that this company is done, so this tea is done. Too bad.

Cameron B.

I believe this is a wholesale blend, so you could likely find it being sold by another company.

Evol Ving Ness

^ oh, that’s exciting! Thank you, Cameron! On it.

Evol Ving Ness

But how does one know whether it is the right
Lemon Chiffon?

Kittenna

Mmm, I love this one! I have 3 partial packets of it sitting and waiting to be made into one large cup of iced tea, as it’s so good that way (or was, at least!)

Cameron B.

Usually I go off of the ingredients, for instance this one has both rooibos and honeybush plus it has blue cornflower petals and some kind of yellow petals.

This looks like it could be a match, for example:
https://www.thewhistlingkettle.com/products/lemon-souffle-honeybush-rooibos

Kittenna

That does indeed look like it could be a match!

Evol Ving Ness

Thank you, Cameron. I’ll look into it. They don’t mention anything about shipping to Canada or internationally. Usually, that means no.

ashmanra

I have noticed that when you are looking for d a wholesale tea the photos even match quite often from company to company.

CrowKettle

This one may also be it:

https://distinctlytea.com/products/lemon-chiffon-rooibos?variant=16670383865967

I wish more people seemed to carry Lime Chiffon too. Both were favs.

Roswell Strange

Yes, this is a wholesale blend – the original wholesaler is a company called East Indies Tea, and you can find it carried by a lot of smaller more “mom & pop shop” type companies. For what it’s worth, the owner of this wholesaler passed away this year – not sure if/how that will affect the companies currently selling this blend.

Roswell Strange

**owner of this wholesale company…

CrowKettle

Oh, they made “Upside Down Cake”. This wholesaler has treasures. Sorry to hear they passed away.

Evol Ving Ness

Thank you, Everyone, for your info and sleuthing skills. We are relentless. Clearly, here all appreciate the importance of tracking down exactly the right tea. Tea peeps, I adore you!

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A monk sips morning tea

A monk sips morning tea,
it’s quiet,
the chrysanthemum’s flowering.

- Basho

(1644-1694)

Note to self—-you do not actually need any more tea.

My real tea obsession began in February 2015.

Not, sadly, when I had been living and working in China, though I very much enjoyed sampling a variety of teas during my travels there as well. No, no, that would have been far too sensible.

I am a reformed coffee drinker. I still enjoy a long double espresso with a good quantity or milk or cream from time to time, but for now, tea is my thing. All day.

*note—this is way out of date, so if we are doing a swap and you are checking to see what I like and dislike, mostly never mind what you find below. One of these days, I will update this. In the meantime, check what I’ve been drinking and use your own judgement. I like all the teas. Well, I am open to trying all the teas.

I tend to drink black, green, or oolong tea in the morning to early afternoon. Rooibos or
Honeybush or herbal in the evening. And perhaps some sort of sleepy-type tea in the wee hours.

This year, I’ve been discovering flavoured teas, so it may look like that is all I drink although that would provide a false impression.

Not a big fan of chocolate or mint in teas, but I will try them and, from time to time, have been pleasantly surprised. Also, usually I dislike a prominent cinnamon flavour, if untempered with other things, in teas. Again, I say usually, because there are exceptions.

Also, please note that haven’t quite gotten into the habit of updating my tea cupboard on Steepster, and it is unlikely that I will do this on any kind of regular basis.

I drink my tea black and unsweetened. If there comes a rare moment that I add something to it, I will mention it.

Finally, while I thank large and successful tea companies for tantalizing and beckoning me to the world of tea, I prefer to support independent ventures with real people, real enthusiasm and commitment, and real dreams.

Currently, I am researching monthly tea subscriptions. Perhaps it will keep me out of tea shops.

And here is Shae’s rating scale— which I am using with permission, of course— which more or less describes the way I have been rating teas. I am going to make more of an effort to stay very close to these parameters now.

Rating Scale

1-20: By far, one of the worst teas I’ve tasted. I most certainly will not finish my cup and will likely “gift” the rest to my sweet husband who almost always enjoys the teas I dislike (and vice versa).

21-40: This tea is not good but if I mix it with another tea or find another steeping method I might be able to finish it.

41-60: This one is just okay. I might drink it again if someone were to give it to me, but I probably won’t be buying more for myself.

61-75: This is a consistently good tea. It’s reliable but not necessarily special.

76-90: This one is a notch above the rest and I would gladly enjoy a cup of it any day of the week. I’ll likely be keeping this in my cupboard, but it isn’t one of my all-time favorites.

91-95: One small change and this tea would be perfect. I’ll definitely have a stash of this in my kitchen if you come over for tea.

96-100: No words can describe this tea. It’s an experience, an aha moment. Closed eyes, wide smile, encompassing warmth. Absolutely incredible. Perfect.

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