Since I liked it quite a bit, this morning I decided to have Darjeeling Goomtee again. I tried steeping it 30 seconds less. It was noticeably weaker. I drank it, but I don’t think I’ll be steeping it less than 4 minutes again. Oddly, the 2nd steep was almost too weak to be drinkable. I drank it anyways.

I noticed LeafSpa’s description of the taste earlier after posting my first note. "A light honey muscatel flavor and a balanced nutty briskness linger as a delightful aftertaste. " A balanced nutty briskness could definitely describe the lovely full taste that starts in the middle of each sip and carries on til the end. I like this component of the tea. It adds more to it rather than just being a good florally black.

I had planned to drink a green mid-day. Not one of the new LeafSpa ones, just something from my cupboard to get a bit more tea but be able to drink it mindlessly. I’ll want to pay attention for the new LeafSpa greens. But after two less than satisfying cups of this, I found myself over tea-ed oddly.

2nd steep: 6 min.

205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 30 sec

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I’m 33 years old, studying pharmacy, and have a surly cat named Bin. I love tea, coffee, beer, wine, and most things food and beverage related. I also love music, movies, reading, writing, and learning new things.

I’ve drank tea all my life but about five to six years ago, my close friend Spautz got into tea and got me more into tea. I drink black teas and tisanes/herbals most. Since receiving a variable temperature kettle from my parents for Xmas this past year, I’ve been drinking more greens, oolongs, and whites. I’m very very new to puerh. That is, I’ve had only one.

Ratings scale:
90-100 Awesome
80-90 Great
70-80 Good
60-70 Nice
50-60 Decent
40-50 Drinkable
30-40 Meh
0-30 Awful

Would I order this again ranking:
5 – definitely
4 – likely
3 – maybe
2 – neutral
1 – no


Charleston, SC

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