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I decided to try this one because of twing’s recent post on gunpowder. I hadn’t tried one, so I dug through my cabinet until I found something to fit the bill. The directions on this tea remind me that I really need to write down Celsius to Fahrenheit conversions and post them near my tea! It said to only heat the water to 60 C, which is 140 F, but as the Breville only goes down to 160 F, that’s what I used. (My tea thermometer is MIA and probably stashed in my daughter’s play kitchen. Hopefully.)

The dry tea smells just like leaves, fresh and grassy, too. 160/2 min. Now the tea smells slightly deeper. It looks very delicate with a very pale light yellow/green liquor. It’s very clear, too. The taste, as expected is delicate and subdued. I’m not tasting anything floral or fruity although I do sense a sweetness, but it tastes nice, just what I would expect of a green. I was concerned that at the higher than recommended steeping time, it would end up tasting like boiled asparagus, but it didn’t at all. It’s taste is fresh, too. There is no bitterness whatsoever and it’s very enjoyable.

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160 °F / 71 °C 2 min, 0 sec
teawing

In my house, moving the furnishings, heavy cleaning, and family searches for items usually turn up all sorts of lost souls…like tea thermometers :)

I am glad to have had a positive influence on someone today!

QuiltGuppy

I might have to pat her down. If only she’d stop wiggling around. ;)

I did like the gunpowder, too. It’s a nice, fresh tea when I’m not in a flavored mood, although I probably wouldn’t order all the way from Jing in England again.

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teawing

In my house, moving the furnishings, heavy cleaning, and family searches for items usually turn up all sorts of lost souls…like tea thermometers :)

I am glad to have had a positive influence on someone today!

QuiltGuppy

I might have to pat her down. If only she’d stop wiggling around. ;)

I did like the gunpowder, too. It’s a nice, fresh tea when I’m not in a flavored mood, although I probably wouldn’t order all the way from Jing in England again.

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I’m a middle school teacher of French, Spanish, ESL and reading intervention. I’m also a mom to two young children.

I’ve always been a tea lover. When I lived in France during college, I really loved the tisanes. Over the past couple of years, I’ve branched off into loose teas. I’m not very knowledgeable about teas, but I’m really loving the learning process!

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