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Geoffrey sent me a bit of this LS. I’ve fallen in love with these smoked teas. They remind me of fall where I grew up, smelling the burning of the leaves and the smoke from wood and coal fires. I get these great nostalgic moments whenever I drink them, of being small and being at my great-aunt’s house, curled in a blanket on her screen porch.

I don’t think I like this one as much as Art of Tea’s, but I did only brew this for 3 minutes as opposed to my 5 minute steep of AoT’s. I’ll have to have another pot here in a little bit. I’d call this one a LS-lite. There’s a definite sweetness to it, and something slightly cocoa-like. I’ll be interested in seeing how this translates in a longer steep.

Thanks, Geoffrey!

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Geoffrey Norman

You’re welcome. Yeah, I found it works best at a four-minute steep.

Jaime

Well, I tried at 5 before I saw your comment. Much better, no watered-down taste, but I’m thinking Art of Tea’s is more, well, my cup o’ tea. This one is surprisingly sweet for a LS.

Geoffrey Norman

That’s probably why I liked it. It felt like it had “essence of chocolate” to it. I like natural sweetness on things. Still haven’t done the Art of Tea one yet. Kinda back-logged at the moment. (heh)

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Geoffrey Norman

You’re welcome. Yeah, I found it works best at a four-minute steep.

Jaime

Well, I tried at 5 before I saw your comment. Much better, no watered-down taste, but I’m thinking Art of Tea’s is more, well, my cup o’ tea. This one is surprisingly sweet for a LS.

Geoffrey Norman

That’s probably why I liked it. It felt like it had “essence of chocolate” to it. I like natural sweetness on things. Still haven’t done the Art of Tea one yet. Kinda back-logged at the moment. (heh)

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My love of tea started in 2001, whilst in an internship in London, England. I shared an office with a lovely man who would make me a cup of tea every morning without asking me if I even wanted it. I drink my tea neat now, because I’ve yet to find the sugar/milk combination that lives up to Pablo’s.

I drink any and all kinds of tea, and love trying new brands/varieties/flavors.

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