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The first from the Dark Matter 2016 series from Liquid Proust.

I’ve worked this tea for 13 sessions before calling it quits. I was on the fence before even giving it a try or smell, due to the mixed reviews. However, I decided to go ahead and try this one first, so that I can form my own opinion instead of relying on others.

Matu mentioned that there was a “tobacco and maybe burnt grass” flavor, which I had tasted during the first two steeps, but it went away after that. I thought that the smokiness of the tea was more of a Lapsang Souchong kind of smokiness, but without the meaty/BBQ flavor. Rather, it had that burnt grassy taste as Matu mentioned.

Anyway, as the 8th or 9th steep settled in, the tea started having a corn (?) or some type of sweet vegetable flavor. It was a weird tea to have, but the overall flavors were uniquely refreshing and outstanding. I like to drink or eat weird stuff in general, so this tea was highly favored way before I decided to give it a try (this was decided by Matu’s review). I liked it, and just for the sake of the Dark Matter Series, I’ll rate this one!

Side Note: If you generally like oddball flavors, this is recommended. If not, then no.

Also, my wife isn’t a tea expert, but I wanted her opinion about the smell (she refused to taste it), and she thought it had “meaty ashtray” smell.

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Matu

I’m often turned off by smoky flavors in tea, especially in the Lapsang Souchong I tried recently. I think I have an issue with the meaty/BBQ version of smoke you mentioned, as the smokiness present in this one was nice :)

S.G. Sanders

Exactly! This smokiness is nice! :)

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Matu

I’m often turned off by smoky flavors in tea, especially in the Lapsang Souchong I tried recently. I think I have an issue with the meaty/BBQ version of smoke you mentioned, as the smokiness present in this one was nice :)

S.G. Sanders

Exactly! This smokiness is nice! :)

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I’ve been drinking tea for a couple of years. It all began in college when a roommate had introduced me to loose leaf teas.

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