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Story Time: Not much… Just been playing Minecraft again. I have not played this game in months!!! It has changed soooo much. It doesn’t even seem like the same game. Now to just get my sever for it back up…

Tea-Time: This is my first real loose black tea. I wanted to find a good strong black tea and decided to give this one a try. The brew of this smells really strong of dark chocolate and is a golden red. Since I heard this brews bitter easily I made sure to brew it under 3.

This is REALLY STRONG black tea. I had to use a little bit more sweetener then normal. Very malty with a sort of smokey finish, which makes it taste like drinking dark chocolate. I don’t taste much honeyness that some have said to have tasted. I put a little bit of Half & Half in it and it really tasted like dark chocolate; The maltyness kinda mellowed out.

The only downside is that besides the malty chocolate flavor, it is kinda flat and doesn’t go anywhere flavor wise. You can re-steep this a few times; though 3 is kinda pushing it, since it losses a lot of it’s chocolaty flavor and is more like a plain black tea.

I have been playing around with it and put in some star anise spice and it tasted good with it. I can’t wait to see how this does to make Thai Iced Tea…

Overall I would recommend this to someone who wants a strong chocolaty black tea…


Specifics
Water: 28oz
Amount: 2 TBL
Sweetener: 1 TBL of light agave
Any Additives: 1 small anise star and sometimes H&H

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 2 min, 30 sec

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I have been drinking and makeing tea for me and my mom for most of my life and have been starting to get into loose teas.

I like fruity, spicy, strong teas, Chai’s, Black, and Rooibos. I have recently been trying and getting into Oolongs…

90-100
Just love it and might keep as a staple
80-90
Really liked it, and makes a above average cup
70-80
Is good, but might not have a lot of complexity or wow factor. Is pretty average
60-70
It’s ok, but not great. Might need added ingredients or tweaking, and is below average.
50-60
Would only if nothing else was available. Would not recommend to someone.
Below 50
Bad tea is bad

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