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Second try at this one, this time giving it a minute instead of 30 seconds steeping time. That definitely brings out the roastiness more, which is nice, but it also highlights a strangely astringent characteristic I hadn’t noticed before: I’m feeling the “puckeriness” more at the top of my mouth than at the back or on the sides.

It’s still just okay for me. I think I’d enjoy it more in the morning than in the late afternoon. We’ll just have to try it again!

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205 °F / 96 °C 1 min, 0 sec
Shinobi_cha

Try it iced – it should come out as mostly faintly roasted and sweet.

Adham

Thanks, I’ll give it a try next time!

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Shinobi_cha

Try it iced – it should come out as mostly faintly roasted and sweet.

Adham

Thanks, I’ll give it a try next time!

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Grandma introduced me to tea as a kid (lipton with milk and sugar; a bit poured into the saucer to cool it down and then sipped from there), and I’ve never looked back. Still have a slight preference for teas that go well with milk (or even better, cream) and sugar, but since Grandma’s day I’ve branched out to appreciate green and white teas, rooibos and pu erh. Absolutely love Mariage Freres!

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