May 30, 2012
Today is kind of an odd day. I had trouble sleeping last night for some reason, so I woke up at like 10 this morning, way too zonked out to make any effort towards tea. So, for the first time in a month, I have not had any tea today.
But, today I also got not one, but TWO packages in the mail: a tea shipment from Gingko (with tea pot) and a tea shipment from Rare Tea Republic.
First, the RTR shipment:
I ordered this shit on Friday and it got here already. That’s pretty insane shipping, right there, definitely a point in favour of Rare Tea Republic. Can’t wait to brew these suckers.
Here’s the shipment from Gingko:
I don’t remember ordering the TGY, but there it is anyways. I suppose @kaylotta and I were in the mood for oolongs? Also a whole whack of sample teas and…wait, what’s that in the upper left corner?
Why, it’s an adorable yixing teapot! My first one, too. I have named him Oliver. I haven’t decided if he’s gonna be used for green oolongs or shen pu’erh yet, though.
Anybody have any advice on yixings? I’d rather not screw this up. Season it? Wash it? What do I dooooooooooo