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VJ Coffee & Tea

Recent Tasting Notes

Actually drinking a mixture of Irish Blend and Keemun. Didn’t have enough Irish Blend for an entire pot so I mixed. Pretty good stuff. I love black teas. No sweetners, no milk. Just tea.

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Brewed today at recommended weight to water ratio. Used a lower water temperature. Still a bit weak to me. Still tinkering to get the best taste from this tea.

12 grams tea > 32 oz water

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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This Keemun infused a very, very dark brown. Aroma reminds me of bread. Taste is malty, and a bit sweet. It’s also slightly bitter on the backend. I’m still working with the right ratio of tea to water. I like this tea. I’m partial to black teas and this one paired well with orange flavored dark chocolate.

16 grams tea > 32 oz water

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec
Jeremy Buechter

Late night snack accompanied my tea tonight. Peanut Butter & Jelly & Keemun. Actually was a nice alternative to the usual milk. Lowered the steep time to two minutes. Lost the bitterness but also some depth of flavor. Next time I’ll try a 2.5 minute steep.

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