Shrimps and Ceylon Nuwara Eliya Lovers Leap Estate

Shrimps and a Ceylon Nuwara Eliya Lovers Leap Estate. Balances the fatty mouthfeel and brings out the sweetness of the shrimp. 8 grams of tea on 500 ml of 95 degrees Celsius water. Steeping time 3 minutes.

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Raffaello and Earl Grey based on an Assam

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Samosa CTC black tea

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