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1.5 tsp for 300mL water @100C, steeped 4 minutes, drunk bare.

I got a Damn Fine package in the mail! Woot! And I ordered it just before they put the 3-pack on sale, weh. Not to worry: I wanted to snatch the Captain for one last tryst, so I got one of the remaining Hot Teas on High Seas sets … and a big ol tin of Double Knit.

The copywriting and design of A&D tins gets me every time.

Dry leaf smelled very Keemun heavy, and good Keemun, with oaky notes but no tarriness, plus some red winey notes. Big smiles.

Liquor is a medium brown. Body quite light, almost like a Darjeeling in mouthfeel. In fact, I’d swear there’s some Darjeeling or Nepal in this blend, giving a slight bite. Darjeeling and Keemun at least … mineral notes on the finish and a faint pucker — like a gentle kiss. Not a chewy black tea, but that’s what Assam is for. A really good blend, bright and thoughtful.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
Michelle Butler Hallett

Not chewy, but that pucker at the end is either Assam or a Kenyan. YUM.

Michelle Butler Hallett

GOTTA be a pinch of Assam. As I get further down the cup and thibgs cool off slightly, a creaminess develops.

Bonnie

I like a strong cup too!

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Michelle Butler Hallett

Not chewy, but that pucker at the end is either Assam or a Kenyan. YUM.

Michelle Butler Hallett

GOTTA be a pinch of Assam. As I get further down the cup and thibgs cool off slightly, a creaminess develops.

Bonnie

I like a strong cup too!

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Writer and tea fiend. Author of DELUDED YOUR SAILORS, SKY WAVES, DOUBLE-BLIND, and THE SHADOW SIDE OF GRACE.

I prefer straight teas but will try almost anything … so long as it’s not tainted with hibiscus. I loathe hibiscus.

Oolongs and blacks are my favourites.

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