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Finally! I tea I didn’t have to newly add? Who added it? OF COURSE EASTTEAGUY BECAUSE WE HAVE NEARLY THE SAME TEAS! Lol

I edited out some ranting. Essentially, Covid cases are up in my town, and we are in a weird position for the future since so many kids are behind and going through some tough stuff. Kinda put some glum on my birthday, and I am looking at what I can control over what I can’t.

I was extremely excited What-Cha offered some white Qing Xin. I’ve enjoyed some of the white tea I’ve had from Taiwan, but some of them can be a little bit too strong for me, especially if they are the usually black used variatals. Wang Family tea had two selections of the white of this varietal that were fairly limited, and now What-Cha has one. The leaves are HUGE, and vibrant with different bright shades of green, white, yellow, brown, red, and silver. The leaves smell like sourdough bread and honeysuckles.

Brewing it up western, Honeysuckle,Freshly Cut Grass, Bready Sourdough,Dry Pear, Mango, and lemon are the notes, getting a little bit fruitier as it cools down. Really enjoying this one. Will be writing more in the next few days to come. As of now and for the last two days, it kinda lost some lustre. I will have to be more careful since these are fairly delicate.

Flavors: Baked Bread, Drying, Floral, Freshly Cut Grass, Fruity, Honeysuckle, Lemon, Mango, Pear

mrmopar

Man I hate to hear the numbers of cases going up but a belated Happy Birthday to you.

ashmanra

A belated happy birthday, Daylon! I hope you feel better.

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mrmopar

Man I hate to hear the numbers of cases going up but a belated Happy Birthday to you.

ashmanra

A belated happy birthday, Daylon! I hope you feel better.

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First Off, Current Targets:

Whispering Pines Alice
Tillerman Tea Traditional Oxidation Oolong
Tillerman Tea Phoenix Village Dong Dings
Good Luxurious Work Teas
A good Qilan
Best Sachet Teas

Dislikes: Heavy Tannin, Astringency, Bitterness, or Fake Flavor, Overly herby herbal or aged teas

Picky with: Higher Oxidation Oolongs, Red Oolongs (Some I love, others give me headaches or are almost too sweet), Mint Teas

Currently, my stash is overflowing. Among my favorites are What-Cha’s Lishan Black, Amber Gaba Oolong, Lishan Oolong, Qilan Oolong, White Rhino, Kenya Silver Needle, Tong Mu Lapsang Black (Unsmoked); Whispering Pines Alice, Taiwaneese Assam, Wang’s Shanlinxi, Cuifeng, Dayuling; Beautiful Taiwan Tea Co.“Old Style” Dong Ding, Mandala Milk Oolong

Me:

I am an MSU graduate, and current alternative ed. high school social studies and history teacher. I formerly minored in anthropology, and I love Egyptian and classical history. I love to read, write, draw, paint, sculpt, fence(with a sword), practice calisthenics on rings, lift weights, workout, relax, and drink a cuppa tea…or twenty.

I’ve been drinking green and black teas ever since I was little living in Hawaii. Eastern Asian influence was prominent with my friends and where I grew up, so I’ve been exposed to some tea culture at a young age. I’ve come a long way since I began on steepster and now drink most teas gong fu, especially oolong. Any tea that is naturally creamy, fruity, or sweet without a lot of added flavoring ranks as a must have for me. I also love black teas and dark oolongs with the elusive “cocoa” note. My favorites are lighter Earl Greys, some white teas like What-Cha’s Kenyan offerings, most Hong-Cha’s, darker Darjeelings, almost anything from Nepal, Green Shan Lin Xi’s, and Greener Dong Dings. I’m in the process of trying Alishan’s. I also tend to really enjoy Yunnan Black or Red teas and white teas. I’m pickier with other teas like chamomile, green teas, and Masalas among several.

I used to give ratings, but now I only rate teas that have a strong impression on me. If I really like it, I’ll write it down.

I’ll enjoy a tea almost no matter what, even if the purpose is more medicinal, for it is my truest vice and addiction.

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