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SkySamurai’s mystery advent tea #1 – backlog from 12/14
These mystery teas will be a treat.  I’m actually writing this on 12/14 but can’t post until I look at the paper and know what the tea is.  Thanks very much SkySamurai!!   This looks to be a very fuzzy leafed green or white tea.  The aroma of the leaf is sweetly vegetal.  I probably should have done a rinse with such a fuzzy leaf.  I haven’t had one of these types in a while!  The flavor is like cucumber tea sandwiches.  Cooling to taste like clear minerals, a field of hay.  The second steep is more minerals and a hint of creamy lemon.  The brew color of the tea could almost be a normal mug of water.  It’s very good today and I’m happy to have steeped this today. I remember mostly having this type of tea from Teavivre. My guess: a silver needle white.  Was I correct? Yes.
Steep #1 // 2 loose teaspoons // 40 minutes after boiling // 2 minute steep
Steep #2 // 35 minutes after boiling // 2 min

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Hi! I love tea and trying new ones – it adds a bit of variety to my day! Books, music, TV & movies are my thing… and tea, of course.

Some of my favorite tea shops (still operating):
birdandblendtea.com
teavivre.com
52teas.com
svtea.com
harney.com
angrytearoom.com
Dammann Freres
Yunnan Sourcing
fusionteas.com
AprTea.com
Javateaco.com
Lupicia
Octaviatea.com
Davidstea
eco-cha.com
what-cha.com
justea.com
singleoriginteas.com
teasenz.com
tealyra.com
whisperingpinestea.com
Mandala
verdanttea.com

Favorite tea shops (RIP):
butikiteas.com
steapshoppe.com
steepcityteas.com
aquartertotea.com
dellaterrateas.com
zentealife.com
theteamerchant.net
joysteaspoon.com
tealiciousllc.com
Rivertea
Specialteas

My icon photo is Richard Mayhew from the graphic novel ‘Neverwhere’ by Neil Gaiman, Mike Carey & Glenn Fabry.

Most of the teas listed in my cupboard are actually sample sizes. I don’t really have 2,000 ounces of tea around here! Many of my teas have only one teaspoon left… maybe two. But I like keeping them in my cupboard list for reference to what I could be sipping. Usually, I write tasting notes once for each tea. I’m still drinking them, just not writing tasting notes each time!

My dislikes: hibiscus, ginger (unless in chai), turmeric, bee pollen, charcoal type flavors

My ratings:
95-100 – Super awesome deliciousness favorites – cupboard essential
80-95 – Also pretty delicious
65-80 – Pretty good
50-65 – Okay
1-50 – Probably won’t want to sip it again

I’m planning on being a Steepsterer as long as there IS a Steepster, so if you’re not hearing from me, that means something happened to my health… if you know what I mean. (Or as evidenced by the great computer hiatus of 2019, something happened to my computer.) :D

Happy sipping!

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