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I had written a review of this and then my computer died and I had to restart and lost it. Boo!

Anyway I had one longish steep of this, about 4 minutes or so, I thought this tea was malty and very grainy. Definitely reminded me of toast and had a sweet flavor with only a tinge of bitterness. I thought that might be related to the longer steeping time.

My second cup I re-steeped the same leaves for around 3 minutes and got a nice mahogany colored tea liquor. Now I think it reminds me a bit of the dark German rye bread that I get sometimes and it’s also a bit like a golden monkey.

This is a tasty tea but I will probably not feel a burning desire to order more because I already have a few teas with similar flavor profiles. I enjoyed it though!

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 0 sec
kOmpir

I guess the summer heat is getting to your computer :)

Doug F

I feel inundated with quality black China teas with similar flavor profiles. I’m trying to home in on my favorites and keep them in stock.

TeaBrat

@Triumph, yeah I know the feeling but right now I am inundated with darjeelings!
@kOmpir, I don’t know what happened but it was annoying!

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kOmpir

I guess the summer heat is getting to your computer :)

Doug F

I feel inundated with quality black China teas with similar flavor profiles. I’m trying to home in on my favorites and keep them in stock.

TeaBrat

@Triumph, yeah I know the feeling but right now I am inundated with darjeelings!
@kOmpir, I don’t know what happened but it was annoying!

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My profile pic is of a pink dahlia at Golden Gate Park.

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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San Frandisco

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http://sanfrantea.teatra.de

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