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I tried this almost 2 years ago when Frank did his Valentine’s day sampler, so my memory is hazy. But I finally got around to ordering it again and was absolutely blown away by the smell. Strawberries and cream! Tantalizing!

Unfortunately, this particular steeping was lackluster. I think it had more to do with the timing, because the smell was wonderful but the taste was essentially hot water. I used 1.5 tsp. of leaf with no additives at the below parameters. So my goal for the next time was to increase steeping, and add milk to make it creamy, and see what happens. I know there’s potential to get the smell to manifest in the taste!

Boiling 3 min, 30 sec

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A few of my favorite teas (in no particular order):

*Dessert flavored blacks
*Breakfast blends
*Virtually any black tea (but lapsang/keemun!)
*Dancong oolong

When it comes to tea, I feel like the 10th Doctor says it best:

“Tea! That’s all I needed! Good cup of tea! Super-heated infusion of free-radicals and tannin, just the thing for healing the synapses. "


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