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(This is the GRADE 1).

I found this tea to be somewhat bitter. I steeped it only three minutes at just under boiling temperature. Its not a “bad” bitterness, though. It has a nice aroma that seems slightly perfumed, and a subtly smooth mouthfeel. Drinking from a black mug (since my white one broke!) brings out the dark reddish undertones in the liquid- very pretty. For me, this is a tea I might drink as a morning pick-me-up, perhaps because of the slight bitterness. It’s not one of my favorite teas, but definitely not one I’d want to discard. I need to drink it more in order to appreciate its qualities.

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205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec
Bonnie

If you’re a black tea lover and like malty or yam teas the Laoshan Black from Verdant is great and Butiki has a nice Assam. If you want samples I can send you some. Tea folks do that!

VeryPisces

I have no idea about malty flavors- I’ve got a lot to learn about black teas! I think I’m more of a green tea person, but I want to try an assam for sure. I would love samples. If there is any tea you’d like that I can send to you, please let me know. I’m amassing quite a collection!

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Bonnie

If you’re a black tea lover and like malty or yam teas the Laoshan Black from Verdant is great and Butiki has a nice Assam. If you want samples I can send you some. Tea folks do that!

VeryPisces

I have no idea about malty flavors- I’ve got a lot to learn about black teas! I think I’m more of a green tea person, but I want to try an assam for sure. I would love samples. If there is any tea you’d like that I can send to you, please let me know. I’m amassing quite a collection!

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