My Streetshop order arrived in my mailbox today (this tea and that puerh cake everyone was raving about… :) ). I was pleasantly surprised at just how much of this tea I received, as I’m not very good at imagining the size of a package by the weight of the tea.
The tea leaves themselves are beyond gorgeous…. silver white fuzzy leaves, accented by dark black matte ones. Just a really beautiful tea…
I decided to brew this one western this time, since my house seems kind of busy right now, and I like to reserve my gaiwan moments for more serene scenes… I used a lower temp water (somewhere around 175-180), in 8oz, with my filter basket filled pretty high because this is a fluffy tea.
The liquor is golden and lovely, looking even more pretty in my lustreware cup.
Upon first sip, I just think, “thank you so much Dexter for recommending this tea”…. It’s light with a smooth finish, but has this deep note running through it, like a bass note, rounding it out and making it feel unique.
Yeah, I can see myself wanting this in my cupboard for quite some time…. it also seems like a really perfect summer tea. :D


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Oh, tea….
you’ve taken over my life, but I’m ok with that.

I’m pretty new to the tea scene, only drinking tea bags most of my life, but my friend ifjuly really got me into it (that sounds bad…). Butiki, Harney, and Verdant seem to be my ‘go to’ places to order from, but I LOVE trying new teas and companies. The variety is partly why I love tea so much…you can’t possibly get sick of it.
Well, that, and the transporting aroma of each cup…. I love that. It’s why I love wine, and tea does it just was well.

Really want to learn about different tea vendors out there, and about tea in general… it’s all so interesting to me.
I’m really excited to be part of this community and learn from all of you.

I don’t usually sweeten or add milk to my teas, so my notes are based on that….also, the rating system kind of throws me—I’ve always been horrible with giving number ratings to things, so don’t take those as set in stone (Honestly, I usually don’t even use the numbers…).

Everything in my cupboard has at least one serving left in it…I try to keep it updated. :) (I actually just added all my sample sizes to my cupboard, so MOST of the tea in my cupboard is of that ‘sample’ size…)

random info: music and art are pretty important in my life… i also thoroughly enjoy nerdy things like video games, anime, knitting, Doctor Who (the 10th is my favourite…), A Song of Ice and Fire, and random cartoons and such…. and i love, love, love to read. :)

I’m married to my best friend (I’ve known him since I was 15….we were totally going to be in a band together. It was going to be HUGE…), and we’ve got three kiddos. They’re pretty neat, too, even if they try to put sugar in my Verdant tea when they drink it….


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