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What can I say? A solid gunpowder offering. Stands to resteep over and over, you can milk this for 3 pots if you’re frugal. Not unforgiving, it can tolerate being oversteeped or taking too much heat, but naturally becomes a lot grassier. Otherwise it is somewhat bold, and not terribly complex, but as advertised goes well with meals. I’d be interested to try it as an iced tea.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 45 sec

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68
drank Sock It To Me by Indie Tea
3 tasting notes

Black tea isn’t usually my thing but this manages to deliver black tea goodness without too much harshness on the gut. Stands well on its own, like a fine black coffee, but for those who don’t care much for black tea, the addition of milk and honey makes this a joy to drink. I bought this for when I was hosting when people might not appreciate black tea, but it finds itself in my teapot more often than I expected.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 45 sec

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drank Darjeeling Green by Shanti Tea
3 tasting notes

Bold flavors characterize this as a unique green tea which isn’t afraid to be flavorful. Prone to grassy overtones, but with complexity apparent at warmer temperatures. Can stand up well to a second steeping. Darker flavors are reminiscent of the Darjeeling region, but behaves like a green in terms of tannin and delicate flavors. Care should be taken not to oversteep past 3 minutes, and too avoid too much heat.

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Once a whisky drinker, now a tea drinker. I like complexity and depth of flavor while maintaining a delicate nature overall. I tend to prefer green teas with character, such as Darjeeling and Gunpowder green teas, and blends with a lot of movement and vitality.

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