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ooh! I had to break down and buy this after so many posts from JoonSusanna and others about it, I really wanted to try it.

I used water at about 205 and steeped this for around 4 minutes. The tin recommends 3 minutes but I lost track of time. I really like this a lot! It’s very robust and malty and yes, it does have a slight bit of “briskness”. I’m drinking this with soymilk and this has transformed the flavor into something caramely… I’m not sure if I could ever drink this plain, it’s pretty intense and BOLD. Of course I could also try lowering the steeping time which would probably help.

It’s one of those teas that reminds me of coffee. This is going to be great for foggy mornings or whenever I need a boost. Tasty! Yum!

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec
ScottTeaMan

I bought this tea many years ago (ten?) and loved it. A great tea. :))

TeaBrat

it’s too bad I placed my order before the mug broke as I really do NOT need any more tea for a while! :))

ScottTeaMan

The Jenaer glass cup & saucer I have is 10.5 oz. Perfect for me because I don’t have to fill it up full, but I can if I want to. I may buy the Finum glass mug at some point.

JoonSusanna

YAY!! I’m SO glad you liked it!

I really like this with milk and sugar, but my boyfriend somehow drinks it plain and prefers it that way (I think it’s too bold when plain, as you said). I usually steep it for 4 minutes because of the additives, but it might be drinkable plain with that minute less on the steeping time. You’ll have to update me! :)

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ScottTeaMan

I bought this tea many years ago (ten?) and loved it. A great tea. :))

TeaBrat

it’s too bad I placed my order before the mug broke as I really do NOT need any more tea for a while! :))

ScottTeaMan

The Jenaer glass cup & saucer I have is 10.5 oz. Perfect for me because I don’t have to fill it up full, but I can if I want to. I may buy the Finum glass mug at some point.

JoonSusanna

YAY!! I’m SO glad you liked it!

I really like this with milk and sugar, but my boyfriend somehow drinks it plain and prefers it that way (I think it’s too bold when plain, as you said). I usually steep it for 4 minutes because of the additives, but it might be drinkable plain with that minute less on the steeping time. You’ll have to update me! :)

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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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