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Sipdown, 200. I added the teas from my recent swap that were in the database but if they weren’t there I didn’t add them… cheating, I know, but I don’t have the info for them anyway.

I am brewing this one western style today to finish up my sample. I thought it might have some of those fruity notes that I smelled before, but the flavor is mostly roasted grains, edging on bitterness, and perhaps a hint of chocolate. It’s a pretty decently tasty cup of tea, but it continues to be not my style. Dark oolongs, not for me!

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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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: I’m in LOVE with these teas.
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: Tasty teas that I enjoy, but definitely won’t rebuy when I run out.
79-70: Teas that I would probably drink again, but wouldn’t seek out. They don’t quite do it for me in one aspect or another; often just not quite my style
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.

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Ohio, US

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