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I tried this again today and moved the rating up a few points. I’m not sure that I will ever love keemuns but I am enjoying it more than the first time I had it, perhaps due to the gloomy rain we are having? still seems kind of bitter and smoky at the end…

K S

I found short steeps helped me learn to like this one

TeaBrat

how short?

kOmpir

Also try cold brew, it’s amazing.

ScottTeaMan

I steep my Hao Ya teas no longer than 3.5 min at around 200. Maybe for you 2:30-2:45 would be good, at an even lower temp—say 190. :))

TeaVivre

I suggest you try to put less tea and brew shorter maybe will get better result.
Usually we use about 5g in gaiwan brewing for about 10 second. If you use bigger cup, you can put a little more tea and brew for a longer time.

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K S

I found short steeps helped me learn to like this one

TeaBrat

how short?

kOmpir

Also try cold brew, it’s amazing.

ScottTeaMan

I steep my Hao Ya teas no longer than 3.5 min at around 200. Maybe for you 2:30-2:45 would be good, at an even lower temp—say 190. :))

TeaVivre

I suggest you try to put less tea and brew shorter maybe will get better result.
Usually we use about 5g in gaiwan brewing for about 10 second. If you use bigger cup, you can put a little more tea and brew for a longer time.

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Hobbies include: tea, making art, animals, vegan things, buddhism, nature, creativity, books, writing, cooking, meditation, yoga.

I am a fan of many different teas but my favorites are blacks and oolongs, chai, also like darjeeling and pu-erh. I’n always learning and expanding my horizons!

Dislikes include: bergamot, jasmine, highly tannic or bitter teas, overly judgmental and bitter people. :)

Live in San Francisco, I’m a SINK (single income, no kids) and love the urban life, but traveling out to the middle of nowhere is always fun too.

I tend to not drink things I know I will hate so a lot of my tea ratings are on the higher side. Here’s my rating system, sorta

95-100 I love this tea and would like to keep it around

94-90 An excellent tea which I may or may not repurchase

89-80 Pretty good, above average

79-70 Acceptable

69-60 Mundane – Will probably drink it if I have it

59-50 Ick

49 and below Nasty

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