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You know those teas that you kind of build up in your head? You have one really great steep from it so you think it’s like the best tea ever. You find yourself thinking of it at random moments during the day, craving the taste. But when you have it again it just makes you think, “Eh, not so hot”. You know those types of teas?

This is not that kind of tea.

Oh sure, I’ve been daydreaming about this tea and wanting more since I finished my last cup. I’ve been daydreaming about this tea at work. I’ve been looking for a good time to have it again. I was craving it so much that I finally decided to bite the bullet and make it my after work tea. And normally my after work tea is strictly non-black. But I needed this tea.

And how was my second experience? Did I built it up in my head too much? Did it disappoint?

It was fantastic. In fact, I think this tea is possibly even tastier than the first time I had it. Such beautiful complexity, flavors and smoothness. But now I have a problem. I’m finding myself craving the tea while I’m drinking it. I have the desire to go to CTG’s site and buy the largest container of this tea right now even though I’m not close to running low. But just the thought that I might one day not have this tea makes me want to stock up. The only tea I’ve ever felt like this about before is Tea Hawaii’s (super awesome) Makai Black.

Previously I had given this tea a conservative 92. But with such easily consistent fantastic-ness and for not disappointing me after I’ve been daydreaming about this tea for three days? This tea deserves full points.
3.8g/10oz

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 1 min, 30 sec
Jim Marks

What is the price point on this perfect tea?

Auggy

It’s $10.25 for 50g (http://www.chicagoteagarden.com/buy/china/keemun-hao-ya-grade-chinese-breakfast-tea ) which is on the high end for a Keemun but not unreasonably so. Especially since I pay the same price for 12g of my much loved Makai black.

LENA

oooh, a perfect score on a breakfast tea! yay!

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Jim Marks

What is the price point on this perfect tea?

Auggy

It’s $10.25 for 50g (http://www.chicagoteagarden.com/buy/china/keemun-hao-ya-grade-chinese-breakfast-tea ) which is on the high end for a Keemun but not unreasonably so. Especially since I pay the same price for 12g of my much loved Makai black.

LENA

oooh, a perfect score on a breakfast tea! yay!

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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!

Not that anyone but me particularly cares, but there it is.

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