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I managed not to accidently add milk to the cup this time around. The impressions that I got from the previous steeping remain the same – raw cocoa powder with a bit of smokiness. It’s a little harsh and bitter for my tastes, so next time I might try reducing the steeping temperature by a minute and seeing if that helps at all. Still nothing that I’d liken to orchid, although I am getting like glimpses of sweetness, but this is mostly overshadowed by the bitterness.

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