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200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 15 sec

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From The Persimmon Tree Tea Company

This flavorful blend of bright, brisk Nilgiri loose leaf tea and smooth rich Yunnan golden buds makes the perfect pick-me-up.
Great on its own or with milk and sugar.

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Thanks so much Kasumi no Chajin for the envelope of teas! This was one of them! The dry leaves smelled surprisingly sweet to me! After a three minute steep, this one was BRISK. Wow. Pretty astringent but I like them that way sometimes. I did love the flavor behind the astringency.. a bit malty. The steep color was very dark. The second steep had just as much flavor. Pretty good!

[By the way, if you see multiple tasting notes from me, posted right after the other, I just post them all at once. The first tea I post right before the other was usually the tea I drank in the morning. The second would be from later at night.]

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189 tasting notes

Loose
Appearance: basic black leaf,, mostly coffee dark black, small curl
Aroma when Dry: malty, fruity, astringent
After water is first poured: fruity, malty, sweet
At end of first steep: fruity, sweet
Tea liquor:
At end of steep: Shadowy brown
Staple? Type No, would drink this one again, might buy
Preferred time of day: any
Taste:
At first (without milk)?: flat, non astringent black
As it cools?: notes deepen, raisin notes surface
Additives used (milk, honey, sugar etc)? No
Lingers? Only slight mineral notes

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190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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190 tasting notes

It’s black. It’s classic. Nuff said! But as usual my humans have a lot more to say. Blah blah blah…oh, and some really cool photos! http://is.gd/P6qAmy

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195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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24 tasting notes

very subtle smell, like a mild keemun smell, dark chocolaty smell.

liquor smells more earthy/dull than the dry leaf.

has an earthy/dark flavor pretty subtle, not as bold as some other black teas. but has some complexity? that comes through, a very interesting tea and the first one ive liked in a while.(enough to drink daily)

im a little conflicted about the earthiness of the tea but overall i like the tea. as a note on persimmon tree itself, i find their tea descriptions pretty accurate at least for the few black/white teas ive tried.

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