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3/3 Tealeaves sacheted teas brought home from the Bellagio in Las Vegas. Not by me. Vegas isn’t my cuppa.

Brewed according to the parameters on the back of the packet: 82C(180F), 1 min, good for 2 cups.

To be frank, I’ve had much better green teas in paper teabags. This is low-average end for my tastes. Hot straw, hay, raw almond sweetness, mineral, the vestiges of seaweed and dandelion greens. The marigold flowers make the liquor somewhat bitter. There’s an astringency that doesn’t hit until after the swallow. It feels like there’s a stranglehold on my uvula without any dryness in the throat. Don’t want to finish my cup. Maybe the tea is stale.

While this tea, like Las Vegas, isn’t my cuppa, I do recommend trying Tealeaves’ Organic English Breakfast and Organic Chamomile Blossoms for some high quality sachets.

Flavors: Almond, Biting, Bitter, Dandelion, Drying, Hay, Mineral, Seaweed, Straw

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 1 min, 0 sec 8 OZ / 236 ML
Mastress Alita

Aww, so you didn’t pick these up from some shady store trying to sell overpriced beauty products with tea as their front? Disappointed.

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Mastress Alita

Aww, so you didn’t pick these up from some shady store trying to sell overpriced beauty products with tea as their front? Disappointed.

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Always open to gifting or swapping teas. I do send international when feasible. Please follow and send a message if you see a tea in my notes or cupboard that piques your interest.

Tea became a hobby and my daily drink of choice some time late in the last decade. My introduction to loose leaf came in the form of dumpster-dived Wuyi oolong packets that somebody left upon moving out of an apartment building. From there, my palate expanded to teas from across China and the world. I used to focus more on taste and still harbor the habit, but after trying sheng puer, I tend to focus more on how a tea feels in my body. Does it complement my constitution? Does it change my mood or does it enhance my current mindstate? Flavored teas are not a favorite but I do drink them intermittently.

In terms of who I am, you could consider me a jill of all trades. Specialty is not my strength, as can be seen in the spread of my tea notes. I might have attention issues. One thing I will always love is riding a bicycle.

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