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This is the first of my second shipment of samples from Teavivre, and I have to say I’m pretty excited. The first infusion is a nice deep red, but not so dark that I can’t see the bottom of my cup. The aroma of the infusion is interesting and hard to describe, but it’s not as strong as I expected. The taste is also very interesting in that it is sweet. I think more complex flavors will develop later, but for now it is a bit generic. The aftertaste of the tea is a bit like very dark chocolate, and lingers on the hard palate of the mouth.

More to come later.

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205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 45 sec
Charles Thomas Draper

You have good taste in teas.

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Charles Thomas Draper

You have good taste in teas.

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I am a university student, studying Computer Science, who found that I really enjoy a nice cup of tea. I finally got into loose-leaf tea in August of 2011. I am currently in the process of expanding my horizons, and have found that I have a particular fondness for Oolongs in general, and Wuyi Yanchas in particular. The unique mineral taste is very appealing to me, as well as a nice Sencha. More recently, I’ve developed a taste for Sheng puerh, white tea, and black teas. The only things I’ve tried that I didn’t like was Shu puerh, but that might have been because it was quite young. Regardless, I’ve been slowly expanding my horizons, so if you have any recommendations, please feel free to send me a PM.

Just for the heck of it, my other interests include classical musics (Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Verdi, Debussy, Shostakovitch, Rachmaninoff, Liszt, and Wagner, to name a few composers). I also have a fondness for a bit more modern music, like The Beatles, all Jazz (by all, I really do mean all), Gorillaz (I love Demon Days), and a couple of Indie artists you will never run across unless you play a lot of semi obscure Indie games. Also, I love cats.

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