Mistakenly over-poured two full teaspoons, hence the “rabbit blood” (as they say in Turkish) red of the steeped tea. Anyways, this smells like wafery chocolate-ish when steeped, which is not overly sweet smelling. Smell mixes nice with the astringent quality of the Ceylon. Will try with a smaller spoon next time.

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obsessive tea drinker since third grade. (perhaps slightly anemic as a result)

lapsang souchong fan.

i like my black tea plain – no milk, no honey, no anything else. (ok, maybe a tiny slice of lemon)

i LOVE blending teas.



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