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I am super out of it this morning, when unfortunately I need to be super on top of it because I am giving a lunchtime seminar. Hoping this tea will give me a jump-start.

I got two sachets of this for free with my last Harney order (it seems like one of the standards they throw in). I have never been a fan of English Breakfast… I don’t know what it is. I love many Chinese blacks, and there are flavored blends that I love that are 100% Keemun, so it can’t be that I don’t care for Keemun teas. Maybe it’s because they seem designed to be taken with milk and sugar, and I don’t usually drink my teas that way. However, today, I steeped it as strong as I could (with only 197°F water available to me) and then dumped a pile of milk and sugar in it. It’s decently tasty this way, though it certainly won’t become a regular part of my morning routine.

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

The cut of leaf they use and the grade is more of an issue and its a poor example of pure China Keemun/Quimen leaves….its earthy flavor distinguishes it from the plum/fruit that is usually in most high quality teas from that region

Dinosara

Yeah I figured. I guess my Keemun needs to be high quality!

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Kashyap

The cut of leaf they use and the grade is more of an issue and its a poor example of pure China Keemun/Quimen leaves….its earthy flavor distinguishes it from the plum/fruit that is usually in most high quality teas from that region

Dinosara

Yeah I figured. I guess my Keemun needs to be high quality!

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I am tea obsessed, with the stash to match. I tend to really enjoy green oolongs, Chinese blacks, and flavored teas with high quality bases, especially florals, bergamot-based teas, and chocolate teas.

In my free time I am a birder, baker, and music/movie/tv addict.

Here are my rating categories, FYI:
100-90: Mind-blowingly good, just right for my palate, and teas that just take me to a happy place.
89-85: I really really like these teas and will keep most of them in the permanent collection, but they’re not quite as spectacular as the top category
84-80: Pretty tasty teas that I enjoy well enough, but definitely won’t rebuy when I run out.
79-70: Teas that I would probably drink again, but only if there were no preferrable options.
69-50: Teas that I don’t really enjoy all that much and wouldn’t drink another cup of.
49 and below: Mega yuck. This tea is just disgusting to me.
Unrated: Usually I feel unqualified to rate these teas because they are types of teas that I tend to not like in general. Sometimes user error or tea brewed under poor conditions.

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