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I decided upon this tea for a meeting this morning, sipping away as the speakers made their presentations. Despite its sweet and slightly floral aroma, I must admit that this tea was not what I was expecting; at least, not compared to the darjeeling I had tried previously. I returned a few times to the station at the room’s rear to add more sugar or milk, trying to ease its strong bitterness. In the end I simply nursed the cup until the tea had gone, not enjoying it as much as I had hoped.

I’m tempted to write off the bitterness as being a result of the wooden stir sticks that were offered – I don’t usually use them unless I have to, as I find they affect the taste of the tea(s) – but it was rather strong to be a result of just that. The sweetness managed to come through a bit. I think that, perhaps if I prepared it a bit differently, I could enjoy this tea. This cup, however, did not impress.

Amariel

That’s sad…I like darjeelings. Maybe they just over-brewed it?

Shizuka-NIX

I was thinking that I may have left the bag in a bit long, yes… I have a Darjeeling from Silk Road that I like, so I was surprised that this one wasn’t very enjoyable.

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Amariel

That’s sad…I like darjeelings. Maybe they just over-brewed it?

Shizuka-NIX

I was thinking that I may have left the bag in a bit long, yes… I have a Darjeeling from Silk Road that I like, so I was surprised that this one wasn’t very enjoyable.

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