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drank Guranse (Organic) by Teaism
3 tasting notes

This Nepalese black has the flavor profile of a mid-grade Darjeeling, with a musky, lightly spiced aroma with hints of peach. Fair amount of silvery tips, but most leaves are broken. Golden color in the cup, with a light floral-fruity aftertaste.

190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 30 sec

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drank Golden Monkey by Teaism
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Wiry, lightly oxidized black tea with lots of golden tips. Golden is great word to describe this tea: a honeyed aroma is prominent, with undertones of hay and quince. Reddish brown color in the cup. With careful brewing, can be brewed twice, but initial brew should be less than boiling. This review is for the 2012 harvest.

Boiling 4 min, 15 sec

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drank Annam OP by Mariage Frères
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Lovely vanillic overtones, with notes of hazelnuts and apricots. Lighter than expected, very little malt. Clean finish with mild tannins. Dark, reddish color in the cup.

200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 45 sec

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I’ve been an inveterate tea drinker since I was 8. As a perfume aficionado, I focus heavily on aroma, and mainly stick to unflavored blacks and oolongs. I do drink tisanes as a late night alternative to caffeine.


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