The temperature has dropped enough that hot tea is again a viable option. yaay! I’ve got a few teas waiting to be tried that I want to try hot before messing around with cold brewing or chilling. Give the tea some respect!

This tastes like…black tea. there’s a refreshing astringency. The texture is smooth with the barest tang of tannin. Good mellow cup. It is neither too assertive nor to weak. I have no idea how else to describe this. I can tell the quality is good and I’d serve it to company. Tastes leafy. Not the toasty autumn forest of dark oolongs, but something like that. Vaguely. It doesn’t seem strong enough to take milk too well.

I always feel like I’m missing something when I drink black teas. Few have the nuances that I love in whites and oolongs. Is it just me? I drank down the whole cup trying to figure it out. I can never discern anything special about any black tea. Perhaps I just don’t like it. I suppose I’ll keep trying anyhow. I think my next swap partner might get the rest of this pouch. :)

I think I’ll go have a cup of something caffeine free now.

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I came from a tea drinking family, but I never appreciated the different qualities and varieties of tea until older. All that time wasted! But I guess I needed to be mature enough to appreciate the tea experience. :)

My favorite teas are green oolongs and white tea. I also love greens, especially gyokuro. I have a huge appreciation for rooibos and honeybush as they are often that only thing I can drink in the evening. I am a relatively new convert to black teas. This is unfortunate for my wallet but extremely wonderful for my palate. :)

In any case, I have a love for both flavored and unflavored teas. They are different experiences for sure, but both enjoyable. I find that it often depends on my mood.

I am on a quest to find a tea that will win my husband over. I think I’m making some headway…

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