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I’m sampling this one thanks to Indigobloom. Thank you! :)

Dry, the tea is unremarkable. I don’t pick up any hints of anything out of the ordinary to remark upon. Instead, I find it calming and it reminds me of smelling the tea my mom would make. 200F(93C)/2 min. Interesting… a darjeeling. It’s not my favorite tea most of the time, but I’ve had a few knock my socks off and I’m hoping this is one of them. Now that it’s steeped, I’m able to pick up a syrup scent. With the first sip, this is confirmed. I can taste a syrup like sweetness, but it’s not overly sweet. The tea is good and solid. It reminds me of tea from my youth. Plain, yet strong and slightly malty. The strength of this tea surprises me as it’s a medium brown color, yet it packs quite a punch in the flavor department. As it cools, it becomes bitter quickly and I find that I’m unable to finish the cup. (Shouldn’t have filled the entire travel mug!) Hot, I really enjoyed it!

Thanks again, Indigobloom! :)

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 2 min, 0 sec
Indigobloom

sorry about that one! :s

QuiltGuppy

Don’t be sorry! I never would have tried the tea otherwise and I really enjoyed it while it was hot. Swapping is so great because we get to try so many teas that aren’t even on our radar. :)

Indigobloom

aww I’m glad you see it that way :)

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Indigobloom

sorry about that one! :s

QuiltGuppy

Don’t be sorry! I never would have tried the tea otherwise and I really enjoyed it while it was hot. Swapping is so great because we get to try so many teas that aren’t even on our radar. :)

Indigobloom

aww I’m glad you see it that way :)

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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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