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Oh – ScottB you are a terrible influence on me for pointing out the Rare Tea Republic free shipping. :-P

Anyway I did get a few samples to try but nothing major. I have to say the dry leaf smells INCREDIBLE in the bag like luscious grapes! I decided to go with RtR’s steeping parameters which said 5 minutes at 205 degrees. I am definitely getting the cocoa notes here with a bit of malt. Definitely a grape element hanging out in my cup, as well as a woodsy one. There’s a hint of bitterness in the finish so I might try steeping at a lower temp next time around. I am more a fan of FF darjeelings, but this was very rich and tasty. I liked this!

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec
Scott B

Amy-I’ve been called worse ;) Glad you enjoyed.
Looks like I am going to miss out on the free shipping unless they get those new 2nd Flush Assams on their web site some time tomorrow.

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Scott B

Amy-I’ve been called worse ;) Glad you enjoyed.
Looks like I am going to miss out on the free shipping unless they get those new 2nd Flush Assams on their web site some time tomorrow.

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