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Dry tea gave me overwhelming scent of pipe tobacco and lots of nostalgia with that. Later malt – lots. Then even later some of the scent of a struck match, but not at all in a bad way, not sulphurous.

It’s hard to pinpoint what’s going on so I suspect I’ll edit in future.

Flavors: Burnt Sugar, Malt, Molasses, Tobacco

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 7 OZ / 200 ML

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I gave up alcohol in 2013. When my taste buds came back I discovered tea.

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75+ I’ll seek this out again
50+ I enjoyed this
25+ Not for me but may be for some. I might bear it on some days.
0+ Nope.

Brewing
I was determined not to let the kit take over the taste when I started. So I brew gongfu concentrations and temperatures but in a pyrex measuring jug, from a household kettle, through a kitchen sieve. It works. Kit is nice, but not necessary. Good tea is.

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Oxfordshire, UK

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