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I went a step lower (185 vs 190) and a tad longer (7 minutes vs 6.5) to see if it would change the flavor.
It wasn’t bad – I drank this distractedly and didn’t end up seeing much of a difference.

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185 °F / 85 °C 7 min, 0 sec
Lynne-tea

Try a 10 minute steep. Thats usually what I let it go for and it really lets the creamy deliciousness come out =)

BlueKittyMeow

Oooh thanks, I’ll try that. What water temperature do you like to use?

Lynne-tea

No problemo! I like to use ~93 and prefer making a bigger pot vs just a single cup for myself. For some reason this tea (to me) tastes better when brewed in a pot. I dont know why… it just does =S

BlueKittyMeow

I tried this your way, Lynne-tea, and it was made of win – it gave it a really nice creaminess :) Thanks!

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Lynne-tea

Try a 10 minute steep. Thats usually what I let it go for and it really lets the creamy deliciousness come out =)

BlueKittyMeow

Oooh thanks, I’ll try that. What water temperature do you like to use?

Lynne-tea

No problemo! I like to use ~93 and prefer making a bigger pot vs just a single cup for myself. For some reason this tea (to me) tastes better when brewed in a pot. I dont know why… it just does =S

BlueKittyMeow

I tried this your way, Lynne-tea, and it was made of win – it gave it a really nice creaminess :) Thanks!

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I’m a writer and as such, am obviously an emotional rollercoaster. I used to drink tea a lot more, but kind of stopped and switched to coffee. Now, after too much stress, I’m completely unable to drink coffee anymore, so I figured tea would fulfill some of my “awake” needs as well as calm my emotions. I’m working my way through a huge selection of samples of pretty much everything, leaving notes so I remember what I like.
I love being adventurous and trying new things, even (especially?) things that sound strange or off-putting. Aside from tea I also enjoy tasting wines. The last really interesting one I tried was a dandelion wine! (And yes, it actually was delicious. Extremely bizarre and herby, but delicious).

I don’t have a set of numerical ratings set down yet, mainly because I’m very intuitive (read: disorganized and opinionated) about how I rate things. Basically, If something is in the 70-85 range, it’s pretty good, totally drinkable. Below that, in the 50-69 range, it was probably incredibly boring. I really hate boring tea. Below 50, I wouldn’t drink it again and might not have finished it (I actually really hate leaving ratings below 50, it makes me feel bad. I’m probably too nice). If it’s above 85 then I really liked it. Super high ratings are reserved for teas that totally blew me away.

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