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The Great Galena Peddlery

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2nd Infusion

Compared to the first infusion, the green tea taste is a touch milder and less astringent, and I’m only getting a light sweetness, as opposed to the clear pineapple aftertaste. Still good, and I still don’t want to sweeten it, but I’m not sure if I’ll do a 3rd infusion of this today.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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I picked up several loose leaf teas from this company while visiting relatives in Illinois, and I decided to try this one first.

In the tin, this smells mostly of green tea, with a sweet overtone from the pineapple chunks, which are large and plentiful. I used 2 teaspoons for a little over 8oz, plus a big pineapple chunk. :D The scent in the cup is pretty delicate, but it smells really tasty.

Before adding honey, this tastes mostly like good quality green tea, and the pineapple comes in at the end of the sip and in the aftertaste, which is really pleasant. In fact, now that I’ve had a few sips, I don’t think I’m going to sweeten it! The taste of this unsweetened is perfect! It’s very rare for me not to add a few drops of honey, so this is high praise.

I’m going to do a few more infusions of this I think!

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 1 min, 30 sec

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