Managed to restrain myself from drinking the rest of the sample until this morning. Brewed it a little stronger this time (slightly less water, slightly longer) and it produced an even more amazing coloured cup, such a dark amber – and a really strong flavour of bitter chocolate – but in a pleasant way (if you already like bitter chocolate; if you don’t this might not be for you) and still the smoothest of smooth mouthfeels. I meant to try adding a little milk to see what that was like, but whoops! I drank it all before I remembered to do so.
Will be interested to try some other Keemuns to compare with this experience, before I invest in a larger quantity! Yay for exciting experimentation!
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