Brewing temperature was 208, to be exact.
Ugh, trying to get caught up on reviews with new Harney’s at home and two more shipments of tea on the way.
Another sample from Upton’s.
I wasn’t sure what to expect from this unusual blend. It got some good reviews here and the samples are ridiculously cheap, so I took a flyer on this.
Dry leaves a mixture of dark brown, medium brown and olive green and are tightly rolled. I mostly smell the Keemun in the dry leaves. Liquor is copper.
This is my second cupping of this tea. I wished I had some notes saved from the first time, because I don’t remember it tasting like this. The only difference in brewing would be 208 water instead of boiling. Could it make that much difference? I can’t taste the Keemun or the Lapsang at all. The only thing I am tasting here is some 2nd Flush Darjeeling and I don’t like second flush at all-it’s dominant. I thought good old Sherlock liked Lapsang? I taste not a note of smoke. What happened to the Keemun from the dry leaf? This is just not to my liking at all. Oh, well it’s only a sample.