Goodness. This is a wonderfully masculine tea. I’m getting more Keemun, then the Darjeeling, and then just the teensy-tiniest hint of Lapsang Souchong. I must try lowering the temp next time I make some and see how that changes the flavors. Mmmm…yeah…this is a nice blend. I think that “Afternoon” fits the feeling of this tea: it’s bold, but not in the “helping your soul re-enter your body” sort of way. And lordy is it smooth. The second steep is remarkably similar to the first, but the Keemun has started to get its slightly sweeter aspect. NE with benefits ;)

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Proud all-around nerd, crafter, and brand-new Assistant Library Director. Give me an engrossing book and a wonderful cup of tea and I’m in heaven.

After being a barista for almost a decade it wasn’t until 2010 that I discovered loose leaf tea. Now I’m hooked.

How I use Steepster has been evolving since I joined. Yes, I use it for my personal “to buy or not to buy” info, but I’m enough of a goofball that I hope it can amuse others more often than not.

I’ve also started to become anal about my tea (times and temps). That’s surprised me. I finally realized that I should respect the leaves like I used to respect the beans. I also take my tea plain unless otherwise noted.

There’s really nothing remarkable or noteworthy of how I rate teas. I do take it a tiny further step to help clarify the muddled middle grounds for myself. TG is a definite repurchase. Anything below that is less and less likely.

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