Yunnan Dian Hong Black Tea – Spring 2016 (YS)

I’ve been traveling and not drinking much tea lately, but I received my YS shipment just before I left home so I tried one of my new teas before heading out.

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Teamail coming!

Haven’t been posting because I’ve been traveling and thus not drinking much new tea (and not indulging in gongfu brewing because my gaiwan is nicely wrapped up in bubble wrap). However, I did order some tea! I’ve made some orders during this month:

  • Yunnan Sourcing – silver needle tea, gold dian hong black tea, and a nuomi xiang cake
  • Yunomi – mystery 10g (free)
  • What-Cha – Intro to Tea Collection
  • Beautiful Taiwan Tea – Misty Mountain oolong, Farmer Changs Green Oolong (baozhong), Asian Beauty Oolong sample

Hopefully that keeps me occupied for the next month and a half. Just blew past my tea budget because. Um.

More teaware obtained, more teaware thoughts.

In my teaware collection, I now have:

  • a gaiwan, plain white and ceramic
  • a little pour dish for loose leaf tea
  • thermos for hot water
  • a digital scale
  • some tins
  • a thermometer
  • two small tasting cups
  • a makeshift cha hai (actually a milk/cream pourer but works just fine)

I need:

  • a metal strainer for my cha hai

I want, but don’t necessarily need:

  • a tea table
  • a pretty gaiwan

Teaware GET!

> You are now THE BLOGGER.

> You obtained a FINUM BREWING BASKET! Now you can brew tea without having to fish tea filters out of your mug with chopsticks. You put it away in your TEA STUFF HOARD.

> You obtained a THERMOWORKS POCKET THERMOMETER. You’re not sure if this will measure water accurately, but hey, a thermometer is a thermometer. You put it away in your TEA STUFF HOARD.

> You obtained a GAIWAN! Plain but cheap. What a steal! You put it away in your TEA STUFF HOARD.

> You gained 50 xp points. Your level has risen! You are now a SLIGHTLY MORE SERIOUS TEA NERD.

> You obtained a WHITE SAKURA TIN! You can put loose leaf tea, tea bags, erasers, chocolates, or stickers in here. But why would you put anything other than tea? You put it away in your TEA STASH.

> You obtained a 30G TIN (RED)! You put it away in your TEA STASH.

> You obtained a 30G TIN (BLUE)! You put it away in your TEA STASH.

> You obtained a 30G TIN (GREEN)! You put it away in your TEA STASH.

> You obtained a 30G TIN (YELLOW)! You put it away in your TEA STASH.

> Would you like to write something to the LOG? [yes] [no]

> LOG: “Now that I have these tins, I obviously need to buy more tea to fill them! /laughs irresponsibly while wallet cries”

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taken on the floor because I’m a lazy bum