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This is a tea that benefits from a little exta leaf and a slightly stronger steeping time than i use with tea, but once i discovered this i really do like it.

The base has a bright piny minty top note and is quite refreshing. This is a tea that has lots of flavour notes that you discover as you drink. At first you get a smoky flavour mixed with the minty pine that reminds me of the way that the air tastes when in a recent forest fire zone, this is followed by a bright and fruity citrusy note that lightens the tea and keeps it from becoming heavy. The lemongrass tones down any bitterness from the smoke and the minty tone helps to tie it all together. It does remind me a little of early mornings in early fall when I worked out of Racine Lake near Chapleau Ontario.

Just what I needed right now. A nice accomplishment a smoky tea that manages to be light and refreshing as well!

Whispering Pines Tea Company

Glad you’re enjoying this! Also, I love when my teas are effective at evoking the natural memories they are inspired by. :) Enjoy!~

yyz

Thanks! They’re really good memories too, I had two fabulous summers working on a Black Bear project when I was in University.

Whispering Pines Tea Company

Ohhh, that sounds beautiful! :)

Whispering Pines Tea Company

Curious, what steeping time and leaf amount per 8oz of water did you use?

yyz

For black teas I usually use 1-1.5 tsp / 8 oz, but I think I used two heaping tsp. Instead of steeping for 2-3.5 minutes, I think I steeped it for closer to 5 ;).

Whispering Pines Tea Company

Wow! That’s a lot of leaf!

yyz

I know it might not have been quite that much I kind of had to extrapolate a bit because I brewed it in a 5 oz gaiwan to make one teacup for testing, and it has been a few days!

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Whispering Pines Tea Company

Glad you’re enjoying this! Also, I love when my teas are effective at evoking the natural memories they are inspired by. :) Enjoy!~

yyz

Thanks! They’re really good memories too, I had two fabulous summers working on a Black Bear project when I was in University.

Whispering Pines Tea Company

Ohhh, that sounds beautiful! :)

Whispering Pines Tea Company

Curious, what steeping time and leaf amount per 8oz of water did you use?

yyz

For black teas I usually use 1-1.5 tsp / 8 oz, but I think I used two heaping tsp. Instead of steeping for 2-3.5 minutes, I think I steeped it for closer to 5 ;).

Whispering Pines Tea Company

Wow! That’s a lot of leaf!

yyz

I know it might not have been quite that much I kind of had to extrapolate a bit because I brewed it in a 5 oz gaiwan to make one teacup for testing, and it has been a few days!

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