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1 bag for 250mL water, bare.

Awww, come on.

It’s a blend of Assam, Keemun, Ceylon and Darjeeling. All I can taste is mediocre Ceylon — even after leaving the bag in extra time after tasting it at 5 min. No body, just tea-flavoured water. It’s not bitter or astringent, and, given its lack of body, quite easy to drink, but I certainly would not go out of my way for this one again.

I used to really like this one, before I got serious about good whole leaf.

Wondering how these boxes ended up in the retail graveyard that is Winners … The tea’s not stale. Best before date is Nov 2013. Interestingly, the Morning Rise foil was impossible to open without scissors; maybe this lot of bags didn’t get nicked.

I expect I’ll binge later on the Chinese Breakfast in the second box, then continue to take my chances with the others. Hey, Numi’s Aged Earl Grey and Monkey King Jasmine are good.

Preparation
Boiling 7 min, 0 sec
Michelle Butler Hallett

Found out, by accident, that if you make a cup of this, leave it on a hot plate to steep and then eforget about it for 20 minutes, THEN you can taste a bit of Keemun wine. But the body of the tea remains very thin.

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Michelle Butler Hallett

Found out, by accident, that if you make a cup of this, leave it on a hot plate to steep and then eforget about it for 20 minutes, THEN you can taste a bit of Keemun wine. But the body of the tea remains very thin.

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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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