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Having this again today with a longer five minute steep. And this makes it so much tastier!
There is still the earthy floral and fruitiness, but now also with caramel. So good!

So, I brewed this longer to see if it would bring out the salty notes that boychik noted. Although I can’t say that I would have noticed saltiness in particular if I wasn’t intent on seeing if I tasted it, there are some salty-type notes that linger afterwards. Sort of like salted caramel I would describe it as, but yes, it is there… more like salted caramel than chocolate to me though..

I re-steeped this at about 8-3/4 minutes and the flavour was still delicious and full. No bitterness, but note that I do put milk in my tea.

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boychik

Oh good. Did you put milk both times ? If you’d drink without milk I think salt would be more pronounced. It’s not bitter or astringent plain. Thank you so much for trying ;)

caile

I did put milk both times.. I usually do now as like it that way better. Maybe that’s why it was more caramel-like than chocolate to me perhaps also.
But regardless, I’m glad you mentioned to try it brewed longer, as it was tastier this way! Thank you! :-)

boychik

I should try it with milk too ;)

caile

Yes, it’s yummy! ;)

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boychik

Oh good. Did you put milk both times ? If you’d drink without milk I think salt would be more pronounced. It’s not bitter or astringent plain. Thank you so much for trying ;)

caile

I did put milk both times.. I usually do now as like it that way better. Maybe that’s why it was more caramel-like than chocolate to me perhaps also.
But regardless, I’m glad you mentioned to try it brewed longer, as it was tastier this way! Thank you! :-)

boychik

I should try it with milk too ;)

caile

Yes, it’s yummy! ;)

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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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