What a day. lol I rushed to get to the post office with minutes to spare and well… It’s Sunday. That’s one thing about working from home a lot, the days just kind of mesh together. For meetings, I just have to remember one or two days per month lol. Anyway, thank goodness for those self-serve machines. I was still able to send it and thankfully, for once, I actually packaged it at home since they don’t have tape nor pens there.

The post news Lupicia frenzy has me tasting and re-tasting all their teas. Trying to decide which one to hoard is like asking to choose only one type of food to eat the rest of your life if you’re stuck on an island. lol I thought I’d chill with some good pu’er. I used to be a sheng girl but am shifting to a shou girl…

So my “out of sorts” day continued… I messed up royally while testing this tea. On the 3rd infusion, instead of 15 sec, it became 15 minutes. Ugh lol. So here are some notes on it: It’s a good daily drinker type. A clean shou for the beginners, no strong fermentation flavors. It has nice notes of molasses, brown sugar, walnut, slightly sweet. Has a nice smooth mouth-feeling. It has also had notes of wet earth, caramel, cocoa. The liquor is dark but 15 minutes of any pu’er would give you a dark syrup looking liquor I think lol.

Oh man…

Flavors: Brown Sugar, Caramel, Chocolate, Earth, Molasses, Nuts, Nutty, Smooth, Sweet, Walnut, Wet Earth

Boiling 0 min, 15 sec 5 g 4 OZ / 110 ML

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Longtime casual tea drinker. In the past, mainly Sencha, Matcha. I’m currently into Oolong, Black & Pu’erh.

Gongfu cha is the main way I prepare my tea (gaiwan or Yixing teapot). I drink all tea… Usually unflavored. I do try some flavored now. I don’t like artificial sweeteners.

Favorite stores: TeaVivre, What-Cha, Mandala Tea, Yunnan sourcing, White2Tea, Lupicia. (Note: I love the teaware from TeaVivre and Yunnan sourcing.) Good experiences with 52Teas, Harney & Sons, Whispering Pines

Flavors I dislike are artificial flavors, especially artificial sweeteners. Strong lavender, violet, any strong floral-perfumey tea; cantaloupe, ripe papaya, sweet honeydew.

Can handle a little of the following: Rose, licorice, anise, jasmine, mint, spearmint, peppermint, leather.

Favorite flavors: Citrus fruits (especially grapefruit & tangerines), granny smith apple, bananas, guava, mango, tamarind, watermelon, stonefruits, all fruits except cantaloupe, chocolate, caramel, vanilla, milk, cinnamon, creme, bread, nuts, toasted, roasted.

I generally don’t add anything to my teas.

As I explore, my ratings may shift. 90+ generally means I’ll keep it on my shelf.





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