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drank Yunnan Golden Buds by Samovar
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I decided to try a little experiment today: steep Yunnan Golden Buds like I do all my “golden” teas (200 degree water, 4 minutes).

It’s quite delicious. I’m surprised that it’s honestly not that much different than when I steep it at 175 for a minute or two! So sweet and delightfully yammy. Not astringent, bitter, or strong (a tad stronger than the lower temp/time brew but I see that as a positive).

I made a second steep at 5 minutes and it’s delicious as well. I believe I found a new steeping parameter for this tea! I am loving the boost in flavor!

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec
LadyLondonderry

So nice to have some flexibility in steeping and know the result will still be delicious!

LadyLondonderry

BTW, I have no idea why my Steepster identity has vanished and been replaced by my name … :o

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LadyLondonderry

So nice to have some flexibility in steeping and know the result will still be delicious!

LadyLondonderry

BTW, I have no idea why my Steepster identity has vanished and been replaced by my name … :o

LadyLondonderry

Never mind — I went into Account and changed Display Name. For some reason it had defaulted to my real name! Very strange.

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I love to cook, bake, read, paint, knit, do needlework, and garden. I need my coffee, but I LOVE my tea. I work at an Art School, and attend a large public university doing post-bac work (my BA is in English). I’m interested in the liminal spaces between art and craft, the academic and the practical, the individual and community, and the old and the new. I’m currently exploring these ideas through the disciplines of education, literature, history, and psychology.

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