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This was the inaugural run of my new teapot today. It was wonderful! I think I am in love. And I’m already thinking that when I break this teapot, it’s not too expensive to just order another one. Though hopefully I will have a bit before that happens.

I rarely get to drink Darjeelings and Keemuns – they aren’t the best teas to take to work in my travel tumbler and the husband doesn’t like them as much so I rarely fix them on my stay-at-home days. But it’s been quite a while since I had this so I thought I’d bust it out. Hubby chose to partake so I made some for him, too.

It seems especially nutty as it cools with a tart sweetness like white grapes. The tail puts a bit of astringency at the back of my throat, almost like orange juice can. Brisk and fairly bright in taste, I enjoy it a bit more as it goes from hot to pretty warm.

Going to go make a second steep. In my new teapot! WOO!

ETA: The second steep is lovely. Much softer and sweeter than the original steep. Totally different in character. The majority of the aftertaste hits the middle of my tongue instead of the back of my throat like steep one. The nutty flavor is lighter and the tart sweet of grape has moved into something faintly more floral. No dryness or bitterness is evident and there is a mere hint of the previous tartness.

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205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec
teaplz

Happy that the new pot is awesome, Auggy! :D I’ve yet to try a Darjeeling, but I have one at home. I’m curious to see if it really is the champagne of teas, as it’s so often called!

Mitch Donaberger

“I rarely get to drink Darjeelings and Keemuns – they aren’t the best teas to take to work in my travel tumbler”

Depends how you like to drink them. When I first started getting back into tea (when I met my current girlfriend), I was up late constantly, losing sleep. To get through the semester (and to get over coffee), I would put some boiling water in my thermos, throw some almonds and coffee in there, and then drop an assam teabag in.

After about 4 hours of steeping, it gets super black and super bitter – just like coffee! I know it’s not the ‘proper’ way to prepare it, but it sure did the trick for this recovering coffee drinker.

Auggy

@teaplz – If you tell me it is in the Golden Moon sampler (which I won’t get until after my vaca), I might have to hurt you. Just a wee bit.

@Mitch, Holy monkeys! I think my coworkers would kill me if I showed up at work that caffeinated! :)

teaplz

It’s in the Golden Moon sampler. runs away ALL of Golden Moon’s teas are in that sampler. It’s insane just to open the box. My face was :O

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teaplz

Happy that the new pot is awesome, Auggy! :D I’ve yet to try a Darjeeling, but I have one at home. I’m curious to see if it really is the champagne of teas, as it’s so often called!

Mitch Donaberger

“I rarely get to drink Darjeelings and Keemuns – they aren’t the best teas to take to work in my travel tumbler”

Depends how you like to drink them. When I first started getting back into tea (when I met my current girlfriend), I was up late constantly, losing sleep. To get through the semester (and to get over coffee), I would put some boiling water in my thermos, throw some almonds and coffee in there, and then drop an assam teabag in.

After about 4 hours of steeping, it gets super black and super bitter – just like coffee! I know it’s not the ‘proper’ way to prepare it, but it sure did the trick for this recovering coffee drinker.

Auggy

@teaplz – If you tell me it is in the Golden Moon sampler (which I won’t get until after my vaca), I might have to hurt you. Just a wee bit.

@Mitch, Holy monkeys! I think my coworkers would kill me if I showed up at work that caffeinated! :)

teaplz

It’s in the Golden Moon sampler. runs away ALL of Golden Moon’s teas are in that sampler. It’s insane just to open the box. My face was :O

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I’m trying to be a better tea logger and actually post semi-regularly again! I’ve let my tea tasting senses become too complacent – it’s time for some focused and attentive tea drinking!

Sometimes my notices for PMs and such have been questionable. Email me at your own risk at aug3zimm at gmail dot com.


1 – 10 – Bleck. Didn’t finish the cup.
11 – 25 – Drinkable. But don’t punish me by making me have it again.
26 – 40 – Meh. Most likely will see if the husband likes it iced.
41 – 60 – Okayish. Maybe one day I’ll kill off what I have in my pantry.
61 – 75 – Decent. I might pick some up if I needed tea.
76 – 85 – Nice. I’d probably buy but wouldn’t hunt it down.
86 – 100 – Yum! I will hunt down the vendor to get this tea!

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