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This is a very fine, wiry looking leaf. The smell is earthy and sweet, like peat moss. First brew was five minutes. Fairly dark liquor, sweet and clean tasting like a Ceylon and finishing with an earthy, smoky flavor, rather like good barbecue, but just a hint of the smoke. Second steep wasn’t really worth drinking – the flavor was much weakened. I tried a new batch with a somewhat longer steep time – about six minutes. This made the earthy/smoky flavor much more pronounced, with no bitterness. This tea would probably benefit from a longer than usual steep. That finished off my sample, and now I am totally out! Sadness :( I like this very much!

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Boiling 6 min, 0 sec
Erin

I have a sample of this I’ve been meaning to try. Nice review!
(By the way, the dog in your icon is adorable!)

Cynthia Carter

The dog in my icon knows how adorable he is. So does his cute little beagle packmate. Thank you!

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Erin

I have a sample of this I’ve been meaning to try. Nice review!
(By the way, the dog in your icon is adorable!)

Cynthia Carter

The dog in my icon knows how adorable he is. So does his cute little beagle packmate. Thank you!

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I found my way here from the tea drinking discussion group on Ravelry. I knit, sing, garden, cook and generally putter around on the Gulf Coast. I have a husband and two beagles.

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