NOTE: First Steep 69, Second- 89!

I brewed this primate hot, very hot, going with my Taylor Tea temperature/timer suggestion rather than the whisper of time and temperature the tin at teavana suggestion. Dry, the tea had a glorious smell, very sweet, admiring some of the blonde curls of tea.

It steeped wide and I used three teaspoons since the leaves were so large that they hardly fit in the tiny cup.

The first steep tasted exactly the way the tea smelled in the tin, which I found to be quite rare indeed. There was no bitterness, strong nut and maple flavor, drunk with a teaspoon of Stevia. Though I was surprised, considering the time brewed and the amount, it was not strong. Not at all, dare I say- subtle. This could be that I am accustomed to rather strong tea dust- bags.

EDIT: Warning, this is a rather brainy tea. No doubt expands the imagination. Also after it cooled the tea had a very strong maple flavor- quite welcome I must say!

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