2 TB for 600mL pot, bare.

STRONG. And ohhhhh, so good. I did need to water down my Keemun concentrate almost 50%, but I think I might like it even better this way. Made strong, this Keemun gives off more oakiness and more smoke. Cries out for dark fruit, or maybe sugar in the mouth while drinking it – Russian-style.

Is Keemun black tea the base for Russian Carvan tea?

Either way, I feel quite fortified now, stronger than the late snowstorm tormenting my little city, certainly strong enough to outline the next book (always daunting).

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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 this March 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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