The Early July TeaLog Catchup !

This is the last of this sample from the 52teas’ Valentine’s Day chocolate tea sampler. I had more than one cup’s worth, leaving about a scant half teaspoon left. So I thought what the hell and threw it all in.

It came out strong on the black tea part of it, but in a drying not astringent way. Odd, but I really liked it and it was so good. I’ve been trying the steeping times lower for 52teas black teas so that might have help. As the cup cooled some, the taste got better and better. Second steep was lovely in strength too and also more enjoyable as it cooled.

2nd steep: approx 15 mins.

205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 45 sec

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I’m 33 years old, studying pharmacy, and have a surly cat named Bin. I love tea, coffee, beer, wine, and most things food and beverage related. I also love music, movies, reading, writing, and learning new things.

I’ve drank tea all my life but about five to six years ago, my close friend Spautz got into tea and got me more into tea. I drink black teas and tisanes/herbals most. Since receiving a variable temperature kettle from my parents for Xmas this past year, I’ve been drinking more greens, oolongs, and whites. I’m very very new to puerh. That is, I’ve had only one.

Ratings scale:
90-100 Awesome
80-90 Great
70-80 Good
60-70 Nice
50-60 Decent
40-50 Drinkable
30-40 Meh
0-30 Awful

Would I order this again ranking:
5 – definitely
4 – likely
3 – maybe
2 – neutral
1 – no


Charleston, SC

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