I’ve been trying to drink up some of my older teas.

Cool to watch these pearls unravel. I tried not to overleaf and so put less pearls in than I have in the past. This tea has caused some insomnia and other caffine related issues for me in the past – making it strong and having too much in one session.
Chocolaty smell. Smooth and chocolate taste. Lovely cup from the first steep. Tried steeping a second time and it was fine, but probably not worth a second steep in the future.
I’m using 4 balls in 14-15oz of water at 185F for 4 min.

Flavors: Chocolate, Earth, Malt

185 °F / 85 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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I started my tea journey with Stash/Celestial Seasonings tea bags years ago. All loose leaf, unless I’m sick or traveling.

I like black, oolong, white, herbals, and raw/ripe pu’erh. I don’t drink green tea often.

I play video games, read, and do pottery. My current favorite tea mug is one I threw and glazed.

I generally review teas twice – initial and final steeps.

My cupboard is mostly up to date.

85-100 are teas that I loved and want to keep in stock.
71-84 are teas that are good. I may or may not get them again. Source for daily drinkers/work teas.
60-70 are teas that I didn’t like. I’ll finish what I bought.
Anything less than 60…nope.



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