When I first opened my sample package and took a whiff, I had to close it back up as the bergamot aroma was really strong and something that I have developed an aversion to lately. So, I left the rolled up package in the cupboard for a couple weeks until I decided to take another try. This time the bergamot didn’t hit me quite so strongly but perhaps it is because I knew not to sniff it too much.

Once brewed, the distinctive Laoshan black aroma was foremost (yay), and there is a hint of rose and very slight bergamot which isn’t perfumy at all (yay again).

Taste is laoshan black with rose and a bit of the citrus/bergamot. Actually better than I thought and I’ll finish my sample easily, but wouldn’t repurchase as I still don’t care for bergamot much.

Note: I tried re-steeping and forgot about it for about 15 minutes which was a mistake, as the result was so bitter and undrinkable.

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205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 0 sec
Stephanie

Next time you oversteep, try diluting with some added water. It has worked for me on occasion and is better than wasting tasty tea! :)

caile

Thanks! I have done that before with other teas but this one seemed beyond that. :(

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Stephanie

Next time you oversteep, try diluting with some added water. It has worked for me on occasion and is better than wasting tasty tea! :)

caile

Thanks! I have done that before with other teas but this one seemed beyond that. :(

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Love loose-leaf tea. My favorite right now is black, both straight and some flavoured. I mostly drink black teas with a small dash of milk or cream but sometimes just clear.

I am enjoying finding favorites and what I like to keep in my cupboard.

Recently I discovered that I enjoy green teas so am exploring those a bit also.

Likes: cacao/chocolate, coconut,
Dislikes: rooibos, bergamot, seaweed, licorice

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