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drank Pothotuwa FBOPF by Lupicia
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I picked up 3 packs of estate black teas from Lupicia when they were on sale in the store, and the first 2 that I opened were too astringent and harsh without lemon, milk or spices. This one remained unopened and mostly forgotten in the tea drawer until the morning when we ran out of our usual “Good Morning” black tea.

It had a good balance, the mild astringency complimenting the warm sweetness and a delightful brightness. A delightful surprise and I would definitely purchase again.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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Decided to try this one when a Numi sales rep was visiting my local Whole Foods – I got $3 off! I’ve been drinking it at work, and I just love the scent. The puerh itself is nice. Nothing special, but great for daily drinking, esp at work when I’m not paying attention. I went back to snatch up another box a $3 off. The only thing – can’t really brew this more than 3 times unlike loose leaf, though I suppose green peurh is less robust with more brews.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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Brewed this lovely white tea (graduation gift from a friend) on a mild June afternoon, during a bit of down time. It has a lovely golden color and a lovely smell that reminds me of clear spring days in Japan (cherry/peach blossoms). Very sweet for a white tea in the way that olong teas often are. Very short brewing time and mild heat (around 155F). Thanks Christine! 2nd and 3rd brew was also good, less sweet.

Preparation
155 °F / 68 °C 1 min, 0 sec

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