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Backlogging. Two Saturdays ago in the afternoon.

This is the second of the two Harney & Sons tins of tea sachets that I got at the tea sale at William & Sonoma. The tea leaves look a lot like those of my A&D Dragonwell but somewhat shorter or broken up and there are no pieces of anything else in with them. They smell exactly like the pith of an orange peel in a good way. Steeped, the tea came out on the bitter side of a green tea but you could taste the orange. I think playing with the steeping parameters will improve this one. I didn’t try a second steep right after as I wasn’t fond of the first one.

I rated this tea a 60, which is on the low end of my nice range (60-70). You’d think I’d have rated it lower based on what I said above but I’ve tried it again with a lower water temperature since I drank it the first time but before I got the first tealog for it posted and it came out much better. That tealog is upcoming at some point.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 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

Location

Charleston, SC

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