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This has that wonderful bitter-almond-gyokuro type taste that I’ve only experienced in a first flush Darjeeling. It has a nice mouth feel as well (“sparkling”, as MF say in their blurb, sums it up nicely), and some hints of sweetness.

First steeping was 90 deg C for 3 mins, which worked well for me, although I didn’t get the cantaloupe flavours mentioned above. Maybe next time…!

Definitely not one for someone who only likes black teas, as it has a very ‘green’ flavour, making it quite a nice choice for a daytime tea. That said it may be a bit light for some people first thing.

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195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec
Excelsior

Try steeping the tea at 95C for four minutes. I thought this tea was light in flavor yet when I increased the amount of tea I used, increased both the temperature and steeping time, it brought out more flavor and body of the tea.

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Excelsior

Try steeping the tea at 95C for four minutes. I thought this tea was light in flavor yet when I increased the amount of tea I used, increased both the temperature and steeping time, it brought out more flavor and body of the tea.

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