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The Subject: Lover’s Leap Estate Tea from The English Tea Store.
Water temperature: 212° F
Steeping time: 4 or 5 minutes (see comments)
Tea type: Black
Scents, flavorings, etc.: N/A
Aroma, dry: Rich, full-bodied
Aroma in the cup, plain: Rich, full-bodied
Taste, plain: Edgy, no fruitiness, slightly bitter
Aroma in the cup, enhanced: Smooth, slightly fruity
Taste, enhanced: Some fruitiness comes through
2nd Infusion: Lighter, smooth, no bitterness
Chilled: Didn’t try but should be very tasty
The tea comes in fairly large pieces that really “plump out” during the infusion process. Unfortunately, we may have steeped this tea too long. The first infusion had some surprising bitterness. The 2nd steeping was much improved, with no bitter edge or aftertaste. Try steeping for only 4 minutes, not the 5 minutes that we did.
A touch of sweetener and a few drops of milk made a world of difference. No bitterness. A few chocolates on the side were a great addition.
Disclaimer: This tea was provided by the company named. However, the rating of the tea and any opinions concerning it are always strictly objective.
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