Courtesy of White Antlers, thank you :) Spring 2016 harvest, two pearls to 16oz grandpa in a mug.

It’s a smooth cup of cocoa-leather with a dash of pipe tobacco. Gentle nectar sweetness. Hints of butterscotch, malt, red fruits, pine and vanilla. Hot cocoa aroma. Everything about this tea sits in the middle. Some call that Just Right.

Flavors: Butterscotch, Cocoa, Leather, Malt, Nectar, Pine, Red Fruits, Smooth, Tobacco, Vanilla

205 °F / 96 °C 8 min or more 5 g 16 OZ / 473 ML

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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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