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SkySamurai’s mystery advent tea #5 backlog from 12/18
Looks like a green today!  Healthwise, I feel like I could use a green tea.  These winters always make me feel physically terrible.  Honestly, I’ve been trying to align some of these mystery teas with what I know of Teavivre teas… I suppose Teavivre is the shop I’d have most knowledge of plain teas from.  They have so many varieties of green tea though, it would be tough to narrow down.  But I think Teavivre has a green tea like this, just from looking at it.  Very twisted fuzzy leaves in various shades of pale green. The scent of the dry leaf isn’t great or spectacular — it’s an odd fragrance.  The scent of the steeped leaves is like corn chowder with tomato soup somehow.  The flavor is lovely – sweet, creamed corn, also a bit nutty.  The second steep wasn’t as great… not as much flavor. My guess: mao feng green!  Was I correct? NO.  I’ve never heard of this one either!   It’s a green from Vietnam. Interesting – I have probably only tried a couple of Vietnam greens.
Steep #1 // 1 1/2 teaspoons // 39 minutes after boiling // 2 minute steep
Steep #2 // 35 minutes after boiling // 3 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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