Sadness! I hate sipping down the last of a favorite tea I’d like to keep in my cupboard forever. I’ve had terrible experiences reordering beloved teas: my second order of Mount Gray from Andrews & Dunham is flat, and a new Ailaoshan Black from Whispering Pines lacks the breathiness of that first package. Though you can reorder a tea with the same name from the same company, it will likely never taste the same again. Once a specific tea is gone, it’s gone forever. The only way to relive it is through memories and writing. Though I suppose that’s what we prize in tea- its ability to make us savor the fleatingness of the moment.

This Keemun is bold and bright. A perfect cup when coffee seems too rich and the rest of the tea world too weak. Hopefully I will meet with another like it again.

195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 30 sec 5 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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A devoted tea drinker and reader who often enjoys the two together.


Salt Lake City, UT



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