drank Eight at the Fort by Harney & Sons
1904 tasting notes

I’m getting down to the bottom of my sample packet sad face so it’s mostly the little crumbly, broken bits now. I’m really hoping a get a strainer with a finer mesh for X-mas, I’m sick of picking leaves out of my teeth!

Because of all the broken bits I reduced the steeping time a bit too, but the tea seems to have taken it pretty well – it still goes down smooth as silk. Interestingly I’m noticing a very faint hint of smoke scent/flavour right as I first sip. It’s nothing near Lapsang or even Russian Caravan strength, although I’ve heard that all chinese black teas are bit smokey so it could be one of ‘the eight’. ;)

195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 45 sec

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I’m a university student in her twenties who’s currently working her way toward a Bachelor of Natural Resource Science degree. I love both science and science-fiction and I’m a history nut on top of that. Maybe I should just call myself a nerd and leave it there. ;)

I’ve been drinking tea since I was young but it’s only in the past couple years that I’ve become interested in the good-quality stuff.


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