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Thanks to ScottTeaMan for sending me a generous sample of this (the 2010 version)

So my cold has now moved into a chest cold (ugh), I think my taste buds are back but I may come back and revisit this one soon when I am a bit healthier. I steeped it at around 190 F for 3 minutes, I am guessing. I’m getting some light spicy notes in addition to very fruity ones. I am getting sweet grape, for sure, not muscatel per se but perhaps some white grape. I know this is supposed to be a green tea but it the color, when brewed, really just reminds me of a first flush darjeeling, it’s a light amber.

I always worry about excessive astringency with the darjeeling region teas but this one seems more on the mellow side which I am enjoying this morning. I think I would also like to try cold brewing this to see what happens. Thanks again for the great sample Scott…

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 0 sec
ScottTeaMan

You’re welcome, and feel better soon! This one might taste better when your cold is gone. Yes, white grape is a good description.

TeaBrat

Thanks, I know I shouldn’t even be trying any new teas when I’ve been sick but on the other hand, I’m stuck at home with a cupboard full of tea… :)

ScottTeaMan

I know what you mean. :))

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ScottTeaMan

You’re welcome, and feel better soon! This one might taste better when your cold is gone. Yes, white grape is a good description.

TeaBrat

Thanks, I know I shouldn’t even be trying any new teas when I’ve been sick but on the other hand, I’m stuck at home with a cupboard full of tea… :)

ScottTeaMan

I know what you mean. :))

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