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This is a decent, plain black tea. Nothing special but I don’t normally keep English Breakfast on hand so I can’t speak to anything missing or standing out in comparison to something else. It steeps quickly and I think it would be forgiving in less than optimal water temperatures. I can see where it might turn mildly bitter if steeped too long, but overall, it’s a nice CTC type of bag to have on hand. Good for people who want share my tea at work but don’t have the loose leaf brewing stuff on hand themselves. :) Good for throwing in a purse (in a ziploc bag since it isn’t a wrapped sachet or bag) to have on hand in restaurants that don’t “get” tea.

I didn’t taste any paper until I squeezed the bag into the second cup. ;) Normally not a squeezer but the itty-bittyness of the tea was too interesting to not poke at. Should have prodded and squoze it over another container, not over my cup!

The tin is awesome and seems to reseal tightly enough that I wouldn’t worry overmuch about storing other teas in it once the English Breakfast is gone. You aren’t paying for the tea here, by the way – it’s all the tin. I can spend this much on tea that will knock my socks off – without the tin I wouldn’t spend more than grocery store prices on the tea.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 45 sec
boychik

This elephant tin is just awesome right up to my valley
Mark Wendell has sale on other tins
Very tempting;)

Nicole

I so should not have looked at the Mark Wendell site. I have not wanted a yixing pot before now but I am in lurve with that black dragon anniversary pot!

boychik

So sorry;)

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boychik

This elephant tin is just awesome right up to my valley
Mark Wendell has sale on other tins
Very tempting;)

Nicole

I so should not have looked at the Mark Wendell site. I have not wanted a yixing pot before now but I am in lurve with that black dragon anniversary pot!

boychik

So sorry;)

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