Steep Information:
Amount: 4 tsp
Additives: none
Water: boiling tap water
Tool: New teapot, poured through strainer into cups
Steep Time: a little over 3 minutes we kept messing up the timer
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: black tea
Steeped Tea Smell: black tea
Flavor: strong astringent black tea, bitter when oversteeped
Body: Medium
Aftertaste: bitter when oversteeped
Liquor: translucent dark brown

We got the chance to use this new and beautiful, but very hot, tea pot. Charu had just returned from India with some tea (not this one, another one) and some pretty wine glasses and tea service set. We rummaged through the cupboards at MilitaJim’s parents place for tea and had some lovely english breakfast. We should have tried it with a splash of milk as well, oh well.

Post-Steep Additives: honey
It was much sweeter, and enjoyable, with some honey

Resteep: 4+ minutes, weak and watery but drinkable

Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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I am The Devotea USA. I love caffeine! I prefer tea to coffee. I prefer my flavors to be in your face, not subtle. I plan to use this blog to keep track of the teas I have tried.

I get my daily dose of caffeine from Starbucks (Grande soy no water chai latte).

0-25=Bleh! not again if it were free
25-50=Acceptable, if it were free or there were limited other tea options
50-75=I might purchase this tea from time to time, or select it while out
75-100=A staple in our cupboard from now on, I will purchase and keep purchasing


Blacksburg, Virginia



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