I placed an order last week through ESP Emporium because I got an Amazon discount deal. Do I need more tea? Of course! :D

Actually I don’t have too many SF darjeelings, so I thought I’d give this one a whirl. It was steeped in the infuser mug for around 3 minutes at 180F. The predominate notes here are woody with very light muscatel and peach flavors. It’s a bit more astringent than what I normally prefer in a darjeeling — I already feel my heartburn acting up a wee bit. I may try a shorter steep next time around.

Nothing special here for me, just an ok darjeeling…

195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 30 sec

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Hobbies include: tea, making art, animals, vegan things, buddhism, nature, creativity, books, writing, cooking, meditation, yoga.

I am a fan of many different teas but my favorites are blacks and oolongs, chai, also like darjeeling and pu-erh. I’n always learning and expanding my horizons!

Dislikes include: bergamot, jasmine, highly tannic or bitter teas, overly judgmental and bitter people. :)

Live in San Francisco, I’m a SINK (single income, no kids) and love the urban life, but traveling out to the middle of nowhere is always fun too.

I tend to not drink things I know I will hate so a lot of my tea ratings are on the higher side. Here’s my rating system, sorta

95-100 I love this tea and would like to keep it around

94-90 An excellent tea which I may or may not repurchase

89-80 Pretty good, above average

79-70 Acceptable

69-60 Mundane – Will probably drink it if I have it

59-50 Ick

49 and below Nasty


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