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This tea is quite sensitive to steep time and water temperature. My first infusion (3 seconds) I enjoyed very much, but on the second infusion I let the leaves steep for 30 seconds, and suddenly the broth was very bitter and all of the delicate sweetness and floral notes had been overpowered. Is it bad, then, that I am still impressed by this tea if for nothing more than the price was right?

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200 °F / 93 °C 0 min, 15 sec
Zeks

Yep, I also found Yu Lan pretty unimpressive. Both 2011 and 2012 were just so-so… the others are great though

CharlotteZero

Yeah, I still love JK Tea Shop overall. Too bad shipping is so expensive or I would be ordering again today.

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Zeks

Yep, I also found Yu Lan pretty unimpressive. Both 2011 and 2012 were just so-so… the others are great though

CharlotteZero

Yeah, I still love JK Tea Shop overall. Too bad shipping is so expensive or I would be ordering again today.

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