I was sitting on the porch enjoying a beautiful day when the need for a hot cup of tea hit me. I am so loaded up on iced tea that I slosh but when the mood hits… Read any of my other 17 notes on this one and you’ll read “my favorite from The Persimmon Tree” in about all of them. Since TPT is gone, it sadly makes this one a little more precious. I’m trying not to hoard it as what good is stale tea. I used 180 f water and a 4 minute steep. Creamy vanilla – more so than I remembered – and gentle anise, along with lovely floral notes. Then there is that Vietnamese green tea. Yep, still one of my all time favorites. Right up there with Earl Grey, jasmine dragon pearls, golden monkey, and anything Yunnan.