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Boiling 0 min, 45 sec

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drank Kava by Rainbow Grocery Co-op
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Just picked this up from the store and it seems pretty fresh. I add some just above room temperature water (about 80 degrees is fine) and smash it against the inside of a bowl or rounded cup for about 5 minutes. Then strain it and enjoy. Kinda makes the lips and tongue go a little numb, then the relaxation sets in for an hour or 2.

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5 min, 0 sec

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I got about 10 steeps out of this fresh oolong. super smooth, very aromatic. impossible to oversteep. This is my favorite oolong since the 4 Seasons from Samovar.

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had this with some chocolate chip cookies today. very complimentary.

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drank Monkey Picked by Aroma Tea Shop
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Another day, another monkey picked tea. Drinking again at work.

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Got this when I was out of town in a place with barely any good tea available. It was pretty good, but maybe it was due to my weekend long lacking of connoisseur grade teas. Had this after a big breakfast and it was brewed in an insulated paper cup with an espresso steamer. After a solid 4 minute steep I decided based on smell that it was ready. Has a smooth finish and very sweet smells. I would like to try this loose leaf next time.

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205 °F / 96 °C 8 min or more

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Kinda tastes like smoking a cigarette. Not exactly what I look for in a tea, but I kept with it because I needed to wake up. High caffeine levels for a green tea.

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Got this in Portland last year. A very durable tea. Strong on the caffeine levels, smooth on the acidity level. Perfect after a large breakfast. The digestive properties of pu-erh’s are very active in this one and the caffeine wakes you up. Brew it in boiling water for 2-4 minutes depending on how strong you want it. Starts getting watery after 4 steeps at that length.

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