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My logic in picking this tea is this: as soon as I got home from work, I fell asleep. While napping, I was dreamt about tea. Andrews and Dunham tea. Not this tea, though. Jackee Muntz. I woke up fully and decided to get some tea. I was going to get some Jackee, but this tea was sitting on the counter and therefore much easier to find than Jackee. So I made some.

It was only when I went to log it that I realized I had never had it before. I’m not sure how I could have let those lovely leaves escape me for so long. Seriously, I love the leaves on this. The brown, gold and copper little squiggles. So pretty.

It smells like a cocoa-infested Darjeeling. It’s got the bright smell of a Darjeeling – the one that makes my mouth water but that can also come across as bitterness – but running under it there is another smell of fuzzy warmth. It’s quite lovely.

Taste-wise, it’s not quite as comforting as it’s smell but it is nice. There’s a hop-y taste that makes me think of beer but it’s not strong enough to turn me off (sorry, not a beer fan). It’s got an overall dark, fuzzy taste to it with highlights of an almost green rawness (related to the hops flavor, I think). Normally that rawness doesn’t work for me but here it mostly does, probably because of the other feelings/flavors this has going on. The edges are smooth with none of the sharpness that can come up in these types of teas but as it cools a menthol-esque bitterness starts to show up in my mouth after a sip and the fuzziness decreases a bit.

I’m not totally in love with this tea, but I do like it. I’ll probably try a lower temp next time to see what that does to the raw highlights and if that keeps the bitterness away once it starts to cool. If I can decrease these two things just a bit, my rating will go up.

Preparation
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Ricky

I thought out of Series #1 they had the prettiest leaves, the taste / smell not so much. I think out of all three this would be my least favorite.

Auggy

I’d have to say I agree. Series 2 has pretty much stolen my heart though.

Ricky

Keemun and Assam sound a lot better than Darjeeling & Ceylon. Dragonwell was my favorite from Series #1. The Jasmine Green in Series #3 looks great =D

takgoti

I mainly remember this being sweet when I had it. I wasn’t really paying attention, and I don’t remember what I did, but I remember it being pretty smooth and mainly sweet with that kind of cocoa note. So…really, this isn’t helpful at all.

Auggy

@takgoti – you are a tease. I’m going to try a lower temp first to see what that does, but if you remember what you did to get more sweet cocoa note, please share!

Ricky

Rummages through the cupboard for a box of Hersey’s cocoa

1 teaspoon Nepal, 1/2 teaspoon cocoa powder (add less / more depending upon your preference) = Recipe for Nepal with a hint of cocoa =]

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Ricky

I thought out of Series #1 they had the prettiest leaves, the taste / smell not so much. I think out of all three this would be my least favorite.

Auggy

I’d have to say I agree. Series 2 has pretty much stolen my heart though.

Ricky

Keemun and Assam sound a lot better than Darjeeling & Ceylon. Dragonwell was my favorite from Series #1. The Jasmine Green in Series #3 looks great =D

takgoti

I mainly remember this being sweet when I had it. I wasn’t really paying attention, and I don’t remember what I did, but I remember it being pretty smooth and mainly sweet with that kind of cocoa note. So…really, this isn’t helpful at all.

Auggy

@takgoti – you are a tease. I’m going to try a lower temp first to see what that does, but if you remember what you did to get more sweet cocoa note, please share!

Ricky

Rummages through the cupboard for a box of Hersey’s cocoa

1 teaspoon Nepal, 1/2 teaspoon cocoa powder (add less / more depending upon your preference) = Recipe for Nepal with a hint of cocoa =]

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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!

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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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