First one was number 13 – Sky High Saussurea.
It didn’t look quite like it looks on the photo. Similar but without the extra white flower going high up from the red central flower. This one had just a big red flower and wrapped leaves around it. Rather big tho. Doesn’t look bad. In fact i left it standing in a glass bowl in the kitchen as decoration.
Tea is yellow. Rather light.
Tastes well herbal. Not so much as green teas I’ve had. Almost reminds me more of that special taste that silver needle has. White silver needle. It’s not as good tho. But it’s probably better than i expected.
Smells like silver needle. Didn’t taste that, to me, unpleasant jasmine taste. That’s a plus.
I filmed the opening of the flower – is nice to watch it. Might upload it on youtube and post the link sometime.
So it tastes similar to silver needle but not quite as goof but it looks nice. Solid rating…

Pic http://twitpic.com/1ejnl2 .

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born with a bit of a restless, curious and exploring spirit ;) love to travel and i do it a lot lately. enjoy good food and drinks. love trying out new stuff. just about to start exploring the world of teas and i’m really enthusiastic about it ;)

EDIT 4 months later:
still a n00b here but starting to get it ;) i try to buy loose tea but i got a lot of teabags too cuz it’s easier to find here. from not liking black tea ended up love it. green can be quite good too but waiting for more real ones to try. whites are sometimes awesome, sometimes not, rooibos and fruity blends are a good replacement for juices… and so on… still excited about every new tea… loving it more every day :D

since my favorite hobby is photography i take photos whenever something is interesting. including my tea making process…

Rating system (i’ll try to use it from now on):
0-20 sorry, can’t do it. ewwy
20-50 i’ll drink it if i have to, i f not no ty
50-70 its not bad, quite drinkable
70-85 i like it, might buy more
85-100 gimme more of this stuff


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