Sip down. For my last time with this sample I thought I would play a little by adding lemon balm and orange mint. I have to say I am not crazy about what I did to this cup. The lemon balm is kind of a Lemon Pledge scent. It isn’t horrible. It just isn’t exactly lemon. The orange mint adds something that I can’t identify. It isn’t orange and it isn’t mint – other than a slight cooling feeling in the aftersip. The Keemun kind of got lost in the mix except for the hints of chocolate in the aroma.

After the first cup I removed the herbs and gave this wonderful tea the proper goodbye it deserved :)

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Having a passion for tea and living in rural America is a tough combination. The nearest tea vendor is 65 miles away. Joining Steepster has completely changed the direction of my tea journey.

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80-90 Like a lot, would drink often
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