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This is a very good choice for a strong black tea. For me, the two things that stand out most about this one are its beautiful coppery-red color and its smoothness. It is not the least bit bitter or astringent, even when slightly overbrewed. I love drinking this in the morning to help wake me up.

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205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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I like strong, robust flavors. My current favorites include strong black teas (Keemuns, Yunnan teas and Assams, for example), flavored blacks such as Harney’s Paris, oolongs of any kind, and gyokuros. I like Rooibos and honeybush teas as well, and other herbal blends to help me relax in the evening.

I am willing to try just about anything, but I am not particularly fond of jasmine tea, very fruity or heavily flavored blends, anything with pineapple; and I know this is practically heresy, but I don’t like Darjeelings.

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In my kitchen, heating water

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