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3 Tasting Notes

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It has been awhile. However, I seem to recall Mariage Freres’ English Breakfast tea is primarily a BOPF (fannings) grade blend. Usually, with fannings grade teas any more than 2 minutes and the tannins become overly assertive. As such, I recommend to anyone drinking this to steep it for 2 minutes at 95 degrees Celsius and try it before re-shelving.

I know the bag note says 3 minutes, but I seem to recall going with the advice for fannings grade tea in The French Art of Tea instead and rather enjoying this tea (several times, the bag is empty.)

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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