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Dry: Dark long twisty leaves with some golden tips. Light and fluffy with a potent fragrance of malt and roasted sweet potato goodness.

Steeped: Brewed Western style in a large infuser to give these lovely leaves room to expand. I brewed up 24oz this morning and overleafed slightly because I did not have my computer on yet to check the parameters. Then to top it off I oversteeped by at least 1 full minute. Fortunately, the tea did not give me any trouble over it and is a rich red-brown clear liquor. The aroma is dark chocolate and malt. Delicious! I will try it the way it is supposed to be brewed next time, but I am really happy with the result this morning so we will see which way ends up more flavorful.

Taste: I am amazed again with this one just as with Laoshan Black. This tea brings to mind sweet potato and malt across the palate with the first sip. There is a thick and satisfying mouthfeel that reminds me of dark chocolate and honey blended in as well. No bitterness and no intense sweetness either- just balanced, mild, and beautiful flavors that make every sip an experience instead of just a morning wake-up.

I have only tried this one and Laoshan Black from Verdant so far, but I am very impressed and think that both of these teas will probably need to be staples in the cupboard. So good!

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caile

Sounds nice!

Fjellrev

Ah, I’ve had this sitting around since September and still haven’t tried it. You make me want to rip the pouch open already!

Nightshifter

Go for it! Second steep was great, too. A touch of smoke and mineral perhaps, but still nice.

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caile

Sounds nice!

Fjellrev

Ah, I’ve had this sitting around since September and still haven’t tried it. You make me want to rip the pouch open already!

Nightshifter

Go for it! Second steep was great, too. A touch of smoke and mineral perhaps, but still nice.

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I am a registered nurse that worked night shift for years on a catastrophic injury unit. I just started day shift and life is good! Tea is a simple pleasure in a complicated world.

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