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Second in my Canton Tea trials… the leaves are very pretty. Not too long, but thin and twisted with a pretty reddish color to them. The scent is mellow and I can’t quite describe it, but it’s not the typical black tea scent. It’s more subdued.

205/2 min. Um… vegetal. Yes. The flavor is just like stewed artichokes. I’m not impressed with this at all. I’m not certain what went wrong, but I can’t drink this. It’s not bitter or astringent, but there is no sweetness to this. Just artichokes.

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205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 0 sec
Geoffrey Norman

Oooo, I still have this in my stash. Need to try it.

QuiltGuppy

I hope you have a better experience with it. Maybe a lower temp? Others wrote about caramel notes, but I had none of that.

Ashley Bain

I’ve heard that too high temperatures can turn teas vegetal. Canton recommends this tea be steeped at 176 degrees for 2 minutes. I have Superior Bai Lin Gong Fu but haven’t tried it yet. I’ll have to tomorrow, it sounds interesting.

Geoffrey Norman

@QuiltGuppy – I’ve had it multiple times and enjoyed it immensely. At high temps, even.

@Ashley – It handles 205F just fine…as far as my palate goes.

Ashley Bain

I’m anal. lol.

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Geoffrey Norman

Oooo, I still have this in my stash. Need to try it.

QuiltGuppy

I hope you have a better experience with it. Maybe a lower temp? Others wrote about caramel notes, but I had none of that.

Ashley Bain

I’ve heard that too high temperatures can turn teas vegetal. Canton recommends this tea be steeped at 176 degrees for 2 minutes. I have Superior Bai Lin Gong Fu but haven’t tried it yet. I’ll have to tomorrow, it sounds interesting.

Geoffrey Norman

@QuiltGuppy – I’ve had it multiple times and enjoyed it immensely. At high temps, even.

@Ashley – It handles 205F just fine…as far as my palate goes.

Ashley Bain

I’m anal. lol.

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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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