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This tea just blew my mind! It’s everything I like about black tea with none of the things I don’t like. I steeped 4 teaspoons in 16oz of water for 3 minutes in boiling water. (I like a BIG cup) with my large teavana infuser.

The first sips were bold and malty with out the bitter aftertaste I find in a lot of teas (I also am discovering I’m probably steeping most of my teas for far too long.) I was thinking at that point that it was good. I stepped away for a minute or so and it had cooled a bit. OMG! It gets even better as it cools. It feels soft and buttery in the mouth. And there’s things going on that I don’t have the tea vocabulary yet to describe. I don’t even think I’m going to try at the moment. I am thoroughly enjoying my second steeping of this. (Yes I drink a lot! I just came back from a 6 mile run so I gotta hydrate somehow.)

Sil

welcome to awesomeness… so glad you picked this one up from stacy. when she brings it back in july or august you must try the wild mountain tea she has.

Fuzzy_Peachkin

Thanks for the tip, Sil! I’m so glad I’m starting to explore tea more. :-)

Sil

Anytime! If i had extra i’d send you some to try but i have one little measly cup left that i am hording lol Happy to chat about teas anytime as you figure out what you like… :) (also stacy kicks some serious ass!)

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Sil

welcome to awesomeness… so glad you picked this one up from stacy. when she brings it back in july or august you must try the wild mountain tea she has.

Fuzzy_Peachkin

Thanks for the tip, Sil! I’m so glad I’m starting to explore tea more. :-)

Sil

Anytime! If i had extra i’d send you some to try but i have one little measly cup left that i am hording lol Happy to chat about teas anytime as you figure out what you like… :) (also stacy kicks some serious ass!)

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I run, I sing, I drink tea. That’s the best description I have of me.

I’ve always enjoyed tea, but have just started trying out a lot more loose teas and varied brands. I’m really excited about a site like steepster so I can read about what people think about different teas.

Oh and I really hate Lipton tea. There’s something just awful about it and I can’t understand why nearly every local diner only has Lipton.

Also I’m on the search for a full-bodied, fruity blackberry tea. So if you have any suggestions feel free to throw them my way! :-)

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