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It’s been ludicrously cold here recently (especially by London’s usually always-mild standards), so I was massively craving something warm and comforting. I saw my old bag of this, sitting on my shelf, and felt it might be worth giving it another go.

I think it was a good call! Every infusion was smooth, slightly sweet, and comforting, with notes (I think) of caramel and chocolate.

I didn’t treat it as well as I should have (sorry Brenden!), but I did at least use my nice gaiwan and tea set. I think I mostly used boiling or near-boiling water, with pretty short steeps. I didn’t steep this tea out, as it was getting late and then my boyfriend came home so we moved on to cook dinner. BUT it was certainly going strong after the 4 or 5 rounds I did.

I still have enough in my bag for another two sessions, I think, so maybe tomorrow I’ll go again and I’ll really do it properly. Still, I absolutely loved this session.

When some more money comes through, I think I may treat myself to some more WP teas. It’s been a while, and their new puerh cakes look/sound lovely. Plus, they’re pitched at an affordable price, which is always good to see.

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205 °F / 96 °C 4 OZ / 118 ML
Nattie

The North East is absolutely freezing! I was at the football match this afternoon freezing half to death and dreaming about going home and resteeping my final leaves of Heaven’s Trash. I finally got home to find that they’d been thrown out. I’m feeling slightly bereaved.

Red Fennekin

Believable!! We actually had a snowstorm down here, on Thursday, so I can only imagine how much colder it was in the NE… Kudos to you for spending time outdoors hahaha

And nooooooo – sad times :( I’m afraid it’s not even one I have any of that I could send you…

Nattie

We had snow up here too! Apparently I missed most of it XD Hahaha I was brave :’)

Oh thank you for the thought! It’s okay haha, better to move on. It’ll be practice for all the other teas I’m about to run out of…

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Nattie

The North East is absolutely freezing! I was at the football match this afternoon freezing half to death and dreaming about going home and resteeping my final leaves of Heaven’s Trash. I finally got home to find that they’d been thrown out. I’m feeling slightly bereaved.

Red Fennekin

Believable!! We actually had a snowstorm down here, on Thursday, so I can only imagine how much colder it was in the NE… Kudos to you for spending time outdoors hahaha

And nooooooo – sad times :( I’m afraid it’s not even one I have any of that I could send you…

Nattie

We had snow up here too! Apparently I missed most of it XD Hahaha I was brave :’)

Oh thank you for the thought! It’s okay haha, better to move on. It’ll be practice for all the other teas I’m about to run out of…

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Medical Student and casual tea-drinker.

I’ve been drinking tea for many years, but I’m quite new to fine, Chinese teas – I took to Steepster to learn, take recommendations and share my experiences :-)

I’m particularly keen to try lots of new teas, especially Pu Erhs and Oolongs!

I’m also happy to swap, particularly within the UK! If you see anything in my cupboard that you wanna try, please don’t be afraid to ask! Most of them I have at least 25 g of, so a 5 g sample or so will be no trouble :-)

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