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I’m in one of those not-paying-attention modes today. I started with this tea, courtesy of LiberTeas in the HoppiTea tea exchange.

It clearly says 180/2-3 min on the package, but I steeped it at 205(96C)/1.5 min. The funny thing is that this tea, instead of being wretchedly bitter, is amazingly good. It’s a really vegetal, really creamy tasting tea. It’s not a sweet tea by any means, but it’s very complex nonetheless. The tea starts out slightly bitter (probably my fault), but then blossoms into this intensely creamy, vegetal flavor that mellows out and lingers for a while. I wish that I hadn’t used the entire sample for this one, but it’s too late now.

Thank you, LiberTeas!

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 1 min, 30 sec
Kashyap

if you want another sample….i have the inside track at Staufs coffee roasters in Grandview and if you check out the website and send me an email i will send you a sample of a fantastic Organic Mao Jian…

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Kashyap

if you want another sample….i have the inside track at Staufs coffee roasters in Grandview and if you check out the website and send me an email i will send you a sample of a fantastic Organic Mao Jian…

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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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