22 Tasting Notes


The first steeping had a nice dry finish, without being overly astringent. The tea was slightly sweet, and a bit of honey brought out some citrus notes. Smokiness comes out in the second steeping, although the finish loses its qualities. Ideally, I’d like more body and perhaps a bit more in terms of complexity from a tea.

200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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KLM is certainly one of the better teas available through Peets. The leaves have a very pleasant aroma, slightly smoky aroma — reminiscent of a church sanctuary infused with years of liturgical incense. The first steeping is a little harsher than ideal for my taste, needing a touch of honey to counterbalance it. The second steeping is much mellower and pleasant to drink straight.

190 °F / 87 °C 4 min, 30 sec

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