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drank Peaceful Accord by KTeas
356 tasting notes

Doulton’s Shakespeare: A Tasting Note in 5 Acts
Act III scene 1

My salad days,
When I was green in judgment, cold in blood,
To say as I said then!
Antony & Cleopatra, Act I scene 5

If someone made this tea for me, then I would have drank it graciously. If this imaginary person didn’t tell me what this tea was, then in the back of my mind I’d be thinking “Can Darjeeling go bad?” For me the Darjeeling overpowered the oolong, but the oolong was there lending an odd veggie quasi-oolong note to the tea. The leaves themselves seemed pretty shredded, and I wonder if this is what caused the astringency I experienced. It wasn’t bad, but it had quite a bite.

I present Antony & Cleopatra in tea form. Another pair of “star-crossed lovers” but told in a more muddled and unremarkable way than Romeo & Juliet. Yes, there’s some great poetry throughout, but this play as a whole just isn’t that good. Just like this tea: the individual types of tea separate might be good, but together it just doesn’t come together for me. I’m rather “cold in blood” (i.e. passionless) about this tea. M

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec
AmazonV

Snork! “Can Darjeeling go bad” you’re giving me all sorts of nasty smell of grams over the internet with that ones :)

Rabs

What can I say? I calls ’em like I tastes ’em. ;)

I think that the theory of this tea is interesting, but the reality isn’t that good. I took a look at KTeas’ website and specifically looked at the picture of this tea. The site’s version of this tea looked like full leaf and mine did not. My little sample packet looks fanningtacular :(

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AmazonV

Snork! “Can Darjeeling go bad” you’re giving me all sorts of nasty smell of grams over the internet with that ones :)

Rabs

What can I say? I calls ’em like I tastes ’em. ;)

I think that the theory of this tea is interesting, but the reality isn’t that good. I took a look at KTeas’ website and specifically looked at the picture of this tea. The site’s version of this tea looked like full leaf and mine did not. My little sample packet looks fanningtacular :(

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Proud all-around nerd, crafter, and brand-new Assistant Library Director. Give me an engrossing book and a wonderful cup of tea and I’m in heaven.

After being a barista for almost a decade it wasn’t until 2010 that I discovered loose leaf tea. Now I’m hooked.

How I use Steepster has been evolving since I joined. Yes, I use it for my personal “to buy or not to buy” info, but I’m enough of a goofball that I hope it can amuse others more often than not.

I’ve also started to become anal about my tea (times and temps). That’s surprised me. I finally realized that I should respect the leaves like I used to respect the beans. I also take my tea plain unless otherwise noted.

There’s really nothing remarkable or noteworthy of how I rate teas. I do take it a tiny further step to help clarify the muddled middle grounds for myself. TG is a definite repurchase. Anything below that is less and less likely.

TG=Teagasm
NE=Nice Enough
M=Meh
GA=Gods-Awful

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