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I’ve just had a fresh batch of this, after being without it for some time, and I’m just drinking my first mug – a well-heaped teaspoon brewed for four minutes, boiling water.

It isn’t really much different to my last tasting notes except that, where I wrote of the taste of warm butter, I now think that element is better described as a touch of toffee.

It’s just as excellent as the last batch and really is one of my three, possibly four, all-time favourites.

Incidentally, I’ve edited the dealer information above but I don’t know how to edit the name of tea – it should be ‘Natela’ with an ‘e’.

Angrboda

It already exists under it’s proper name. You can email Jason with the links and ask him to merge them. :)

If there hadn’t already been one with the proper name, I think you could have just corrected it under edit info. Obviously it didn’t work when I tried it now because the name was taken, but I seem to recall having done so before.

alaudacorax

Thanks, Angrboda. I’ve followed your advice and emailed Jason.

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Angrboda

It already exists under it’s proper name. You can email Jason with the links and ask him to merge them. :)

If there hadn’t already been one with the proper name, I think you could have just corrected it under edit info. Obviously it didn’t work when I tried it now because the name was taken, but I seem to recall having done so before.

alaudacorax

Thanks, Angrboda. I’ve followed your advice and emailed Jason.

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Happily retired male.

Started exploring ‘proper’ tea in March, 2010 after decades of PG Tips teabags. I was initially looking for ‘the perfect tea’; now I don’t want to find one – I’m so much more enjoying exploring the variety.

A confession: I take my tea with four sweeteners to a half-pint mug.
28/05/2012 – I’ve decided to wean myself off the sweeteners, starting this morning, so, three per mug instead of four (I’m getting a growing feeling that I’m failing to get the best out of some of the oolongs and greens I try and I intend getting a gaiwan and the appropriate little cups, and sweeteners don’t seem to be appropriate, there). 16/02/2013 – since New Year’s Day I’ve only been using two sweeteners. I’m struggling to get used to it, to be honest – some teas are more difficult than others.

How I make tea: either in a traditional teapot which holds enough for three half-pint mugs and has a removable infuser (London Teapot Company); or in a half-pint mug with an Agatha’s Bester filter. Sometimes I vaguely think about getting some nice, genteel cups and saucers …

Important: I measure the tea with plastic kitchen measuring spoons – teaspoon and half-teaspoon sizes – so when I say a ‘heaped teaspoon’, as the correct measure is a levelled one, I should probably be calling it ‘two teaspoons’!

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