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I have some news:The paperwork was signed for my new house on Wednesday and I receive the keys on Friday 14th. I will be moving towards the end of the month ie in a few weeks, this will make my Steepster posts erratic and infrequent, though I hope that it should only be as such for a few weeks. It’s been several months in the process already (thanks to the vendors solicitor ignoring our questions and concerns) but at least the end is in near sight.

Now to the actual tea – These small Bi Luo Chun balls have very shiny silver tips with lots of hair and gloss. They have a thick grass, sweet pea and floral scent.

ps – While this is steeping I will mention my method. I’m using a new travel set I bought from AliExpress. The bowls are 50ml and the steeping pot is 100ml. It’s perfect to take to my parents house next time I dog sit for them.

http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Free-shipping-Longquan-celadon-office-tea-cup-pot-Quik-cups-Kung-Fu-Tea-Tea-Travel-easy/1983323037.html

Once steeped the tea is cloudy yellow in colour with a thick yet sweet floral scent.
Flavour is sweet and grassy with floral and vegetal tones, all being smooth with a crisp finish. Like sweet pea flowers, peony, grass, seaweed, butter and green leaf cabbage all in one. It leaves a sweet floral smog like after taste. It carries it’s flavours well through further steeps, though it picks up a toasted like, dry flavour.

It’s full of flavour that is clean and smooth tasting, making this a beautiful Bi Luo Chun.

Preparation
165 °F / 73 °C 3 g 2 OZ / 50 ML
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Congrats on new house!

Lala

Congratulations!

Sil

amazing! that’s great news! congratulations :)

Butiki Teas

Congrats! I hope the move goes smoothly for you! :)

Tealizzy

Congrats! Oh, and that travel set is adorable!

Dexter

Yay!!! New house!! That’s very exciting – hoping that it will provide the backdrop for many years of happy memories.

KittyLovesTea

Thank you all for your comments. I’m excited, this is the first house I’ve purchased and it’s masses better than the shambles I live in now. Plus I’m turning the smallest bedroom (it’s a 3 bedroom house) into a tea dojo :) It will be filled with tea, tea pots/bowls etc, a tea table with a ceremonial set carefully set out and some floor pillows that I need to get around making. With a huge sakura tree sticker to fill one wall.

Butiki Teas

How awesome that you are making a tea dojo! Just a little fyi, Just in case you are interested, I’ve ordered some stuff from here and they are great: http://tatamiroom.com/

Cheri

Congrats on your new house!!! Tea dojo is a great idea. Maybe I should turn the library into one? Since I stopped buying actual physical books, mostly, I don’t use it anymore……

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scribbles

Congrats on new house!

Lala

Congratulations!

Sil

amazing! that’s great news! congratulations :)

Butiki Teas

Congrats! I hope the move goes smoothly for you! :)

Tealizzy

Congrats! Oh, and that travel set is adorable!

Dexter

Yay!!! New house!! That’s very exciting – hoping that it will provide the backdrop for many years of happy memories.

KittyLovesTea

Thank you all for your comments. I’m excited, this is the first house I’ve purchased and it’s masses better than the shambles I live in now. Plus I’m turning the smallest bedroom (it’s a 3 bedroom house) into a tea dojo :) It will be filled with tea, tea pots/bowls etc, a tea table with a ceremonial set carefully set out and some floor pillows that I need to get around making. With a huge sakura tree sticker to fill one wall.

Butiki Teas

How awesome that you are making a tea dojo! Just a little fyi, Just in case you are interested, I’ve ordered some stuff from here and they are great: http://tatamiroom.com/

Cheri

Congrats on your new house!!! Tea dojo is a great idea. Maybe I should turn the library into one? Since I stopped buying actual physical books, mostly, I don’t use it anymore……

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I’m 30 years old from Leicester, England named Kayleigh. I have a wonderful husband called Richard whom I am very lucky to have in my life.

I started off many years ago drinking herbal and fruit teas which over time peaked my interest in trying new types. Eventually I began to import and sample many different teas and cultures which I still do today. My life goal is to try as many teas and ways of having tea as possible.

Tea wise my cravings change constantly from pu erh one month to jasmine green to the next and so on.

I adore cats and have six of my own called Cassie, Mr Sooty Pants,Ivory Ruby, Lady, Misty and Ollie.

I also have two fish tanks which thankfully my cats have no interest in. They house an array of tropical fish and shrimp.

I am a proud vegetarian and have been for the majority of my life. When I say vegetarian I mean just that as well, no fish or seafood, no chicken now and again, no animal products such as gelatine and cochineal.

I also enjoy watching Japanese Anime and horror films.

I am always up for tea swaps so if you see anything in my virtual cupboard then please contact me.

A short list to help swapping with me easier though honestly I am not fussy and am willing to try anything. Plus the notes below are usually, sometimes I love a tea that has an ingredient I tend to dislike and other times I hate a tea that I thought I would love.

Likes: Any fruit but especially melon and orange, vanilla, all tea types (black, green, white etc), nuts (any), flowers, ginger, chai.

Dislikes: Licorice, aniseed, clove, eucalyptus, lavender.

My rating system
I have my own way of rating teas that makes each one personal. I have different categories, I rate each tea depending on what it is made of. For example: I rate green teas in a different way to black teas or herbal teas. So black, white, green, Pu Erh, Rooibos, Oolong, blends and tisanes all have their own rating system. That way I can compare them with other teas of the same or similar type before for an adequate rating. And when I do give top marks which is very rare I am actually saying that I would love to drink that tea all day, every day if possible. It’s a tea that I would never turn down or not be in the mood for. So while I agree that no tea is 100% perfect (as nothing is) I am saying that it’s as close as it comes to it. After all, in my book the perfect teas (or close to perfect anyway) are ones that I could drink all the time. That is why you will find a high quality black or Oolong will not have as high a score as a cheap flavoured blend, they are simply not being compared in the same category.

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