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So I thought I’d drink this to see if I can tell the difference between this and Ceylon. I think this one is more tannic, while the Ceylon was sweeter and possibly creamier. More practice required.

I saw this chart from the aptly named tumble site: http://fuckyeahilovetea.tumblr.com/post/33309787977
Idk about accuracy but it looks helpful.

I think 3 min is the right amount of brewing tea. I’m sipping away at this straight and it’s pretty good, although a little mild.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec
CrowKettle

I like that chart! Ditto on the practice required part- the only black tea I’ve had extensively is Ceylon and I spent most of the year not even noticing it. It could be fun to do a blind test with a bunch of samples :)

Cavocorax

I was thinking about something like that! It could be fun, especially if I had a friend or two over to help me drink all the tea. :)

Ceylon is one I’ve totally taken for granted!

CrowKettle

Exploring Tea with friends is the best! Most of my friends and relatives are so set in the way of ‘The Red Rose Bag’ they view all my teas with skepticism. Straight blacks are a good starting point though if your friends aren’t that into tea!

Cavocorax

Yeah I have the same problem. My bf doesn’t drink tea at all and our roommate probably thinks I’m silly for hoarding so much. At least there’s Steepster!

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CrowKettle

I like that chart! Ditto on the practice required part- the only black tea I’ve had extensively is Ceylon and I spent most of the year not even noticing it. It could be fun to do a blind test with a bunch of samples :)

Cavocorax

I was thinking about something like that! It could be fun, especially if I had a friend or two over to help me drink all the tea. :)

Ceylon is one I’ve totally taken for granted!

CrowKettle

Exploring Tea with friends is the best! Most of my friends and relatives are so set in the way of ‘The Red Rose Bag’ they view all my teas with skepticism. Straight blacks are a good starting point though if your friends aren’t that into tea!

Cavocorax

Yeah I have the same problem. My bf doesn’t drink tea at all and our roommate probably thinks I’m silly for hoarding so much. At least there’s Steepster!

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Tea: I just started drinking loose tea in the fall of 2012, and once I started I had to get more and more and try ALL THE TEAS. Joining Steepster made this worse/easier.

So far it seems that I prefer unflavoured black teas, although I still drink a few that are flavoured each day too. Oolongs, greens, puerhs and white teas are all very good, but I just don’t crave them as often.

Yet.

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