Today’s lab experiment involved a healthy scoop of this Ceylon Keemun blend and about 4 leaves of chocolate mint. Slightly below boiling water and 3 minute steep. This tea straight up is really fantastic. With the mint added, I am not as impressed as I have been when I have used it with other teas – ripe puerh for instance. Here, even though I went light on the mint, it tends to take over and be the predominate flavor. There is a hint of chocolate in the late sip. The tea base just gets a bit lost. Maybe I should have used hotter water? 2nd cup full roiling boil, 4 minute steep. Well it is more balanced, and I can taste the tea base and as it cools it gets better, but I’ve decided this base doesn’t need messing with.