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

Keemun, and cocoa notes, and a very clean, mineral finish. Distant smoke, more a toastiness. Fruit notes, too. Quite good.

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Writer and tea fiend. Author of DELUDED YOUR SAILORS, SKY WAVES, DOUBLE-BLIND, and THE SHADOW SIDE OF GRACE. New novel next spring called THIS MARLOWE.

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

Floral oolong and complex black teas are my favourites.


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