This is good. The smokiness of the dry leaves carry into first steep. Behind the smoky facade, there is a nipping quality to this that I like -sort of a touch of iron in your palate. Not sure whether it is the Keemun or Darjeeling, but it’s definitely welcome.

IMHO, second best of the British Blend Sample. Not sure if I should get the full size though.

205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 30 sec

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obsessive tea drinker since third grade. (perhaps slightly anemic as a result)

lapsang souchong fan.

i like my black tea plain – no milk, no honey, no anything else. (ok, maybe a tiny slice of lemon)

i LOVE blending teas.



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