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Many thanks to Teavivre for the generously sized free sample!

The leaves on this are tightly rolled and shiny; they smell vegetal and a little bit dry. On a first steep, the leaves opened up and released the smoky scent characteristic of gunpowders. It’s not as delicate as I previously thought these teas were – I thought I had to be much more careful with them in order to keep them happy. But I think next time I’ll try a first steep on 2 minutes instead of 1, because it was a very light scent.
It was, however, delicious. I really enjoy the smoke, and the sweetness that washes over the palate afterwards. There’s a little bite to it which I really enjoy. Delicious!

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165 °F / 73 °C 1 min, 0 sec
JasonCT

Sounds delish! I enjoy gunpowders myself, I’ll have to check this one out.

Michelle

Do! This is my first unflavored one, and it’s great.

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JasonCT

Sounds delish! I enjoy gunpowders myself, I’ll have to check this one out.

Michelle

Do! This is my first unflavored one, and it’s great.

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Michelle, 19. College student: upstate NY.

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