Backlogging. Sunday afternoon.

This is the tea session that began what is turning into a week long Kenchanjangha addition. It’s also really fun to say Kenchanjangha. I also thoroughly enjoy sniffing the dry Kenchanjangha leaves before steeping. They smell like something I can’t quite put my finger on yet so I keep smelling them and trying to figure it out. I got green, toasty, roasty, a bit of sharpness, a very slight bit of smoke, and some peach this time. All three cups were as good as always.

1st steep: 2 min.
2nd steep: 2 min 15 sec.
3rd steep: 3 min.

These steep times work well as a good place to start. This tea does not take a fourth steep.

180 °F / 82 °C

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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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