75

Okay, unexpectably gong-fu; 5 grams / 85 ml. A new tea cup used (thanks SaltyTeabag from r/tea IRC)!

The cup is maybe bit too big; but I do not mind actually.
It smells bit smoky with jam notes. As derk said; it is a red fruits jam. Little malty and woody. Maybe the tea as it is opened changed a flavour a little. I think it is bit tastier; it reminds me as well some English breakfast blends. I wanted something simple this morning (it is 8.25 am when writing this line).
1st steep was 15 seconds long and it was just perfect. No astringency but fruitiness, maltiness. As good black tea should be. I like it much more prepared this way.
2nd was 20 seconds. I think it does not change much, maybe it is just little less smoky. I just want to finish whole thermos of water. I feel it is bit drying now, but I don´t mind. I feel bit numb. Maybe because of morning?

Inched rating up. So far for 8 “points”.

3rd.
I noticed that I have not described colour. Well, unfortunately the cup is not glass, so it is bit hard to describe, but it looks like (when pouring) like a golden-copper colour. As expected from black tea I guess. Another 15 seconds. I think it is just allright; malty notes dominate the flavour, not much juicy.

Preparation
5 g 3 OZ / 85 ML
derk

This reminds me, I need to send you a post-exams care package!

Martin Bednář

derk, my exams are going to start soon. I know I wrote a lot that I am taking exams, but now the real s..t starts.

derk

I understand :) You got this.

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derk

This reminds me, I need to send you a post-exams care package!

Martin Bednář

derk, my exams are going to start soon. I know I wrote a lot that I am taking exams, but now the real s..t starts.

derk

I understand :) You got this.

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