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I should note that this is a fairly old sample, so it may not be entirely representative of the fresh Yen Bai. I ended up steeping this one for longer than I usually would to try to make up for any lost flavor.

It has a smell that reminds me of a mixture of a black tea and a pu-erh, and a taste that reminds me of a Wu Yi oolong, because of the nice gentle sweetness to it. It is a fairly sophisticated black tea – I’ll need to come back to this one in the future when I’ve further developed my taste for black teas.

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195 °F / 90 °C 7 min, 0 sec
Infusin_Susan

This is one of my favorite black teas and has become a staple in my cupboard. I like how it’s so dark, rich and flavorful, yet smooth. It’s pretty forgiving of being oversteeped, too.

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Infusin_Susan

This is one of my favorite black teas and has become a staple in my cupboard. I like how it’s so dark, rich and flavorful, yet smooth. It’s pretty forgiving of being oversteeped, too.

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Long-term tea drinker from Michigan. Has a tendency towards Japanese green teas, lighter oolong styles like Ti Kuan Yin, and the occasional pu-erh. But recently, has been trying to develop a taste for black teas.

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