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The infusion had a lovely honeyed aroma—I was intrigued. My first sip had a mild, not unpleasant astringency, but, unfortunately, the astringency grew to cheek-sucking strength as the tea cooled. Not a bad tea with food, but not a tea to drink on its own.

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~lauren.

I haven’t had this from my Golden Moon Sample yet, do you have any suggestions for me to have a better experience? I am not too fond of strong astringency in my tea … Maybe a decrease in steeping time? I was going to suggest maybe lower temp water to start? Hmm, I am now somewhat hesitant to drink this sample!

JacquelineM

Lauren – make it into a cold brewed iced tea – that brewing method takes away major astringency issues :) I think that is what I’m going to do w this tea and the darjeeling from the GM sampler.

PattiM

I think the cold brewing idea is great. This tea is not on my reorder list, but if it is improved iced, I may reconsider—maybe another sample to try iced. The initial flavor was quite nice with the honey notes until the astringency rise. I usually like to drink a tea hot first without additives to get a sense of it; this tea was prepared as recommended by Golden Moon. This is why I love reading everyone’s logs and comments! I’ll be interested to read what you think, Lauren, after sampling—didn’t mean to strike fear into the heart of a fellow Steepster!

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~lauren.

I haven’t had this from my Golden Moon Sample yet, do you have any suggestions for me to have a better experience? I am not too fond of strong astringency in my tea … Maybe a decrease in steeping time? I was going to suggest maybe lower temp water to start? Hmm, I am now somewhat hesitant to drink this sample!

JacquelineM

Lauren – make it into a cold brewed iced tea – that brewing method takes away major astringency issues :) I think that is what I’m going to do w this tea and the darjeeling from the GM sampler.

PattiM

I think the cold brewing idea is great. This tea is not on my reorder list, but if it is improved iced, I may reconsider—maybe another sample to try iced. The initial flavor was quite nice with the honey notes until the astringency rise. I usually like to drink a tea hot first without additives to get a sense of it; this tea was prepared as recommended by Golden Moon. This is why I love reading everyone’s logs and comments! I’ll be interested to read what you think, Lauren, after sampling—didn’t mean to strike fear into the heart of a fellow Steepster!

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