Happy New Year Everyone!

I wanted to have an easy session today, so I went the way of western style tea brewing. I threw some of this in the tea infuser, boiled the water to 195 F, and allowed the tea to steep for 3 minutes.

Real simple.

Notes: The black tea base jumps forward immediately upon drinking; fortunately, it’s smooth and mellow. I’ve a tendency to be skeptical with black tea/black tea blends due the majority of them having bitter notes, and unsuitable to my palate. There is a subtle note of tangerine in this blend, but that’s all I’m tasting—black tea base & tangerine. Maybe this tea needs a little something-something (cough sugar cough) to bring the other notes out, but I don’t work like that, so the world may never know!

PS. Have a wonderful year everyone! I’ll hopefully have more reviews up & look forward to reading your tea adventures in 2017!


Flavors: Citrus, Smooth

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Mostly drinking sheng/shou puerh. Gongfu daily; western brew at work.

More to see at the IG account: Madhatterteadrunk

Drinking down a lot of my teas in 2020. I may not observe these sessions as much as I’d like, but I’ll note them, when the mood strikes.


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