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Thick taste and full mouth feel. I see those hints of chocolate described.

It has that acrid undertone of blacks, in this one it is quiet. It’s just a touch at the base of the flavor.

Since the format of the new review popup doesn’t allow for decimals I’m going to start listing at the top my steeping info: 4.5g to 12oz of filtered water for 3 minutes.

Something makes me think of the dark flavor of the skin of red sweet cherries. Not the fruit themselves, just the skin.

Greens that are dark like broccoli or collards mixed with a brown dress.

Light sweetness in the back upper right of the throat.

It rolls over the tongue in texture and flavor in a very nice way and the first sip hits your mouth hard.

The flavor comes up from the mouth into the sinuses in a way you can physically feel. The finish is about medium-long and focuses on the brown dress and black of charcoal or lava fields. That is what the brown is, largely: that of the trees I’ve seen left over in the lava fields I’ve walked.

It’s a very strong and rounded tea in each sip. All dark tones in taste, but a very enjoyable mix of them. Balanced. Rich, I’d call it.

Am gonna resteep a coupla times for more impressions, but on first steep this is easily a new favorite I may need to buy for home beyond my samples.

Thinking on it further, part of what I’m tasting in the finish is the flavor of redwood trees. Both the look and the actual taste when you put a bit of the bark in your mouth.

I found I had to send the email suggesting flavors on trying to add them on this review.

Flavors: Bark, Broccoli, Green, Thick

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 0 sec 4 g 12 OZ / 354 ML

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Note to those who read my reviews:

I only about a year ago learned I have synesthesia and that is why I’ve always wrote my reviews primarily in colors. Clearly, if you’ve read any recently, that’s still how I write most of the time as that’s still how I best describe flavors. Today I realized that may be worth putting out there for folks who come across my reviews.
Moving on:

Unless otherwise noted, I use 2.25g of tea to 6oz of water for my tastings.

Geeky, vegan, dominant, serious, non-gendered, childfree, eclectic, alternatively-styled, friendly and open-minded are good descriptors of me, I think. Also: extremely introverted, but not at all shy.

I grew up on bag teas, mainly Lipton, at my father’s and great-grandmother’s homes. I loved getting up before everyone else and sitting with a hot cup and reading or watching some quiet tv in the morning.

I didn’t bother much with tea for the years of my teenhood because of no longer seeing either of these people and my mother’s house wasn’t one for tea… more coffee drinkers, instead.

During my adulthood I started drinking it again, but still mostly bag teas like Lipton, Tetley, and some herbal mixes. I enjoyed these but went no further…

…until I was at a restaurant one night and ordered a Darjeeling tea to give it a try.

I fell back in love with tea and have since been trying all sorts of loose leaf and some bag teas.

I’m currently delving mainly into white teas, but my tastes wander.

Not sure what else to say here… if you like my notes or are interested in chatting about something, do feel free to send a note. I love meeting new folks, especially since we share at least one interest, being on this site and all.

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