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I had to have a special tea tonight. I have been avoiding my homework because it is tedious.. but the pressure is on. Hmph. I figured a session with this would cheer me into working?
1st, ~203F, 2s: Following an initial rinse, this two second steep revealed a lovely lush cup that tastes like a mouthful of sweetpeas and honeysuckle nectar. This envokes such great memories from this summer for me! The liquor is also the color of sunshine.. maybe it’s helping.
2nd, ~204F, 4s: Very sweet smelling, and has vanilla tones. Smooth and lush on the tongue. So much sweet nectar tastes going on… agave, mixed with honey perhaps? Still heavy on the sweet pea notes.
3rd, ~205F, 6s: What! Rock sugar! The leaves have given me a totally different flavour profile! No longer is it florally sweet in the initial taste of the sip, it’s changed into an intense sweetness which develops in the later portion of the taste. A more caramel or sweet toffee taste is coming out. Not very strong, but its there. How lovely!

Well I’m going to enjoy my 4th steep while writing my paper! Tea drunk Lynne-tea signing off!

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205 °F / 96 °C
Azzrian

I hope I have some of this lurking in my cupboard. It sounds delicious!

Lynne-tea

I hope you do too! I’m working on my 7th-9th steeps right now… delightful! I may just have to pick more of this up before it sells out. I think I prefer it to the Autumn.

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Azzrian

I hope I have some of this lurking in my cupboard. It sounds delicious!

Lynne-tea

I hope you do too! I’m working on my 7th-9th steeps right now… delightful! I may just have to pick more of this up before it sells out. I think I prefer it to the Autumn.

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I am very excited to delve into as many different types of tea as possible… so this should be interesting. I am really looking forwards to tasting all the wide array of flavours that can come from pure tea leaves.

Currently, I am having a love affair with oolongs. Mostly green, though I am stretching out into more oxidized oolongs. Black teas are also in my love fest as they can be so surprising sometimes (I used to drink bagged red rose x.x)
I would really love to get to know green tea a lot more and white tea.. all tea to be honest. I want to know them all.

Tea rating system:

0-50: Do people actually enjoy this?
50-60: Slight improvement, not recommendable.
60-70: Alright, though easily forgettable.
70-80: Good flavour, though not a ‘go to’ tea.
80-90: Great tea – complex and memorable.
90-100: Extremely delicious and complex teas that leave me craving more.

On top of tea, I have a love for music. Generally all music, though I am partial to indie rock/folk/pop/electronic. Follow me if you also enjoy indie music and would like to trade some artists!

I’m always open to new tea and music suggestions. Happy tea drinking to you all.

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