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I’m kind of wimpy when it comes to smoke notes in tea. I want there to be just the slightest suggestion of smoke, if any … like the trace of tobacco you’d barely detect in the elevator after getting into it an hour after your pipe-smoking neighbor had gotten out. So this tea by itself is a bit too smoky for me. However, yesterday I made a two-cup pot of Organic China Black FOP and blended in just a pinch of this, and it was a revelation. Those few leaves of Keemun Mao Feng elevated it from a satisfying brew to a sublime one.

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JacquelineM

That is SUCH a good idea! I too am wimpy about smoky teas but I LOVE just a touch of it like in some English Breakfast blends. If I get something too smoky for me, I will save it and do just like you :)

Cofftea

I bet I’m even a bigger smoke wimp lol:)

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JacquelineM

That is SUCH a good idea! I too am wimpy about smoky teas but I LOVE just a touch of it like in some English Breakfast blends. If I get something too smoky for me, I will save it and do just like you :)

Cofftea

I bet I’m even a bigger smoke wimp lol:)

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I am a nearly lifelong tea drinker, a habit to which I ascribe much of my good health and good humor. I enjoy all types of tea but find special comfort in strong black teas lightened with a splash of unsweetened almond milk.

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