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A tin of this came in the mail today and I could SMELL IT THROUGH THE BOX! It was inside a tin and the box and I could smell it. This stuff is way stronger than the sample I had a few days ago. I’m going to leave it exposed to air for a couple hours, then leave the closed tin on the counter away from my tea stash. Hopefully it will mellow out. What I loved about the Nina’s samples was how subtle the flavours were. Right now this tea has all the subtlety of a frat boy on spring break. I still love this tea, it’s just a little too potent right now. I rate it at 70 until it calms down.

Terri HarpLady

I have a sample of this, waiting to be steeped.

ashmanra

I am glad you mention this, Rashad! My tin is also very very potent but I didn’t realize it could perhaps be that it needed for some of the carrier alcohol to evaporate. I have mine airing out now and look forward to trying a more genteel cup in the very near future!

My Friend Rashad

I tried it again today and it made a huge difference.

ashmanra

Nice! I just tried a cup and it is much, much better! Thank you!

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Terri HarpLady

I have a sample of this, waiting to be steeped.

ashmanra

I am glad you mention this, Rashad! My tin is also very very potent but I didn’t realize it could perhaps be that it needed for some of the carrier alcohol to evaporate. I have mine airing out now and look forward to trying a more genteel cup in the very near future!

My Friend Rashad

I tried it again today and it made a huge difference.

ashmanra

Nice! I just tried a cup and it is much, much better! Thank you!

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I’m a professional musician. I tour the country and shake my ass to pay for my tea habit.

I tried a cup of some very good Tieguanyin in 2009. That was it. Tea became my thing.

I love pure teas. I love oolongs with natural orchid aroma, winey keemuns, and most things jasmine. I dislike things that taste artificial.

My tea rating system is mostly arbitrary.

There’s a tea for every occasion and I hate having occasions missing from my tea stash.

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