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90
drank Winter Smoke by Tea Punk Teas
62 tasting notes

Mmmmmm……….. delicious smokiness

Flavors: Smoke, Tea

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 8 min or more 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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90
drank Winter Smoke by Tea Punk Teas
62 tasting notes

So I asked my fiance to make me some tea today (something black, as I need the caffeine), and he chose this one. Not sure what temperature he got it to, but the tea ball it still there, and it got lukewarm by the time I got to drinking it (Note: This is not a problem for me).

There’s that beautiful smokiness that reminds me of hickory or mesquite wood smoking a barbeque. There’s an extra warmth to this flavor that comes out at a cooler temperature, along with that tiny hint of sweetness that comes out when you brew at lower temperatures (it actually adds a little to that barbeque feeling). I get the feeling I’ll be drinking a lot more of this in winter.

Flavors: Smoke

Preparation
8 min or more 1 tsp 10 OZ / 295 ML

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90
drank Winter Smoke by Tea Punk Teas
62 tasting notes

Mmmm…. dry, this tea smells like I’ve been running my smoker for awhile.

I actually took the tea ball out of the tea this time. This is smoky with a very subtle sweetness to it, with a smooth bitterness following.

I like this. I like this a lot. I haven’t had much lapsang souchong in the past, so not sure if they’re all like this (I got to try another souchong blend from this company, unreleased, that I also loved, except I got a bit of a rubber scent and taste from the first few sips. Then it disappeared into beautiful smoke). I’m curious to try something like a souchong/chai blend, see how I like a bit of smokiness mixed in with the chai flavors – I think it could be great, as long as the smoke doesn’t overwhelm the chai.

Flavors: Bitter, Smoke, Sweet

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 6 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 10 OZ / 295 ML

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