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I could not quite decide what tea to have, nothing seemed right, this was more or less like a chance choice. And oh wow, I had been so unfair to this tea, it can be so so nice, I keep forgetting how very nice it can be.

I used a generous helping for a cup, very hot water (just a minute or two after boiling) and did not let it steep too much, I was making up for it with tea quantity, and added just a little smidgeon of sugar. I got the caramel, the vanilla and cocoa notes nice and clear, but underneath it all a very nice tea (assam? I am seriously revising my opinion on it) make it TEA. Lovely, why do I keep overlooking this?

A warning, lovely as this is, it can turn absolutely vile if you let it steep too long.

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

thank you for the advice about steeping time, I just bought this one and will try it this week.

cteresa

I keep overlooking this actually – it was my first MF tea, am now on the second tin, poor thing keeps getting overlooked by the newer things. And now am getting seriously into Pleine Lune with milk and honey which sort of of takes away Wedding´s Imperial niche for when i want something flavourful, desserty and with milk.

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Ysaurella

thank you for the advice about steeping time, I just bought this one and will try it this week.

cteresa

I keep overlooking this actually – it was my first MF tea, am now on the second tin, poor thing keeps getting overlooked by the newer things. And now am getting seriously into Pleine Lune with milk and honey which sort of of takes away Wedding´s Imperial niche for when i want something flavourful, desserty and with milk.

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Inconstant tea drinker – I mostly drink tea when not too hot. I hang around steepster much more frequently in (northern hemisphere) cold season.

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I like all sorts of tea, flavoured and unflavoured, though I am picky. I am always willing to try anything new. I am now particularly interested in single origins.

I am one of those people who actually loves Lapsang Souchong. I am not crazy about Earl Grey, in general. I don´t quite get Darjeeling teas, but I am trying to make sure …

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