This tea smells sooooooo wonderful! Very pleasantly lemony. When oversteeped it’s one of the worst teas I’ve tasted, but when steeped properly it is easily among my favorites.

The first time I brewed it, I followed H&S suggestion of steeping it for 3 minutes, but I may have lost track of time and let it go on for 3:30. To me it tasted way oversteeped and it was truly awful. I tried adding a bit of honey to tame the bitterness, but it didn’t help.

For the second steeping I let it go for just 1:15, which was perfect for me. It’s a very nice, bold gunpowder with a wonderful lemony smell and taste that’s strong but not overpowering.

185 °F / 85 °C 1 min, 15 sec

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I’m a Floridian living in Kansas and currently pursuing a physics Ph.D. by day (…and by night, who am I kidding?) with an immense love for all things tea.

Rating Scheme:

<50 = Undrinkable.
50-59 = Drinkable, but not my cuppa.
60-69 = Decent, but nothing to write home about.
70-79 = Good tea that I drink occasionally. Probably will not restock when it runs out.
80-89 = Very tasty. May or may not restock when it runs out.
90-100 = Delicious. A staple in my collection.


Manhattan, KS

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