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drank 2016 Poundcake by white2tea
3346 tasting notes

An Ode to Tea challenge – P

Precious Poundcake!  I despaired!  I was distracted and went an entire minute (or more) on that first steep.  I haven’t had a sheng in a while!  My mind blanked!  Only 30 seconds is my usual steep method!!!  The first sips tasted like an overdone sheng… but then behold, the flavor of poundcake was there once again.    A hint.  But gone for all four steeps.  No hints.  The one minute steep seemed to set all the other steeps up for failure.  I’m wondering if even much shorter steeps even for Western steeping works much better for this?  Like water cooled to lukewarm and steeped for 15 seconds at a time?  I looked at my first tasting note afterwards, and the magic of this one is waiting almost an entire hour for the water to cool.  I’m smacking myself in the face for not looking at my old note before steeping.  I’m very sad about this steep session compared to the last one!
2021 sipdowns: 52

Tiffany :)

I think I bought a few different white2tea Poundcake during one of these orders I’m waiting on from them..I’ll be curious if any cake comes out for me! :D

tea-sipper

I hope you like them! :D

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Tiffany :)

I think I bought a few different white2tea Poundcake during one of these orders I’m waiting on from them..I’ll be curious if any cake comes out for me! :D

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I hope you like them! :D

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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
teakruthi.com
harney.com
angrytearoom.com
Dammann Freres
Yunnan Sourcing
fusionteas.com
AprTea.com
Javateaco.com
Lupicia
Plumdeluxe.com
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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