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Decided to use this one for a stronger brew this morning. Added extra leaves and steeped 2X longer than last time, to ensure the amount of caffeine needed for this morning. I was fighting an urge to brew some french press java and felt I would only be disappointed, so a bolder cup of tea was the need of the hour!

I must admit that with this bolder cup, I did add a little turbinado sugar and milk. Please don’t judge. :) It was delicious and there is no regrets!

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205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec
Bonnie

Judge smudge! Heck! Tea is to enjoy! This is not a science project!

Pureleaf

Thank you, Bonnie! That’s the way I feel as well. It’s seems that when first wading into the vast waters of tea, there seems to be a slight insecurity and self-imposed conscientiousness of choices in our experience with tea. It’s almost like adolescence. :) As one grows into maturity, there is a discovery of themselves and strength in their own beliefs. I’m just now becoming more nonconforming and certainly forming my own palate for this wonderful gift of life. I love tea!

Michelle

Exactly! Drink what tastes good :)

Cheryl

Ditto!

Missy

If I was wearing a hat, I tip it to you. I too enjoy sugar and/or cream. :)

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Bonnie

Judge smudge! Heck! Tea is to enjoy! This is not a science project!

Pureleaf

Thank you, Bonnie! That’s the way I feel as well. It’s seems that when first wading into the vast waters of tea, there seems to be a slight insecurity and self-imposed conscientiousness of choices in our experience with tea. It’s almost like adolescence. :) As one grows into maturity, there is a discovery of themselves and strength in their own beliefs. I’m just now becoming more nonconforming and certainly forming my own palate for this wonderful gift of life. I love tea!

Michelle

Exactly! Drink what tastes good :)

Cheryl

Ditto!

Missy

If I was wearing a hat, I tip it to you. I too enjoy sugar and/or cream. :)

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I’m a southern boy that relocated to the Mid-West that has an intense love for high quality loose leaf tea! This is no doubt, a passion I intend to enjoy and pursue for the rest of my life! I love the art of tea, and the expression of it’s culture in each cup.

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Typically, I’m a straight tea and loose-leaf type of drinker. Black teas (especially Taiwanese blacks), Greener Oolong and Sheng Pu-erhs are top on my list!

Don’t get me wrong though, I do like me some darker, roasted oolongs, shu puerhs, greens and whites are a must as well!

I guess the only way to get the bigger picture is to start with that I love tea. Almost all traditional teas are welcomed, and I have been know to try a few flavored or blended teas.

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