This was another unremarkable but good tea. I like the Golden Tips subscription, but part of what it is teaching me is that I am not as fond of most blacks as I am of oolongs. But trying them en masse like this does mean there are many that are solid, tasty enough, but I am unable to describe any further. This one is a bit grapey (as the muscatel title would imply), but not particularly sweet on its own and the fruity flavor isn’t intense enough for me to love it.

I have a backstock of about 30 Golden Tips sample bags. It’s ok though – I put them in a give-away box that I pull from whenever I have a friend who wants to try loose tea, and I often bulk up Christmas/Birthday presents with these. My friends all understand my addiction, and are happy to take tea off my hands because the tea I am giving away is never bad…just not as amazing as other teas in my stash. :)

200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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Now a certified teacher, beginning my first year in third grade this fall. I have been involved in the tea world about 5 years now. In that time, I have learned so much, and am hoping to learn even more by joining the steepster community.

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