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94
drank Chocolate Tea by Harney & Sons
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Yep. It IS a chocolate tea kind of night. MMMMmmmmmm…….

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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93
drank Rose Scented by Harney & Sons
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Something so primal and soothing about this tea, and girlie. It is becoming my addiction.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec

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96
drank Russian Country by Harney & Sons
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Mmmmm, I like this one more and more…it is becoming my go-to tea!

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 30 sec

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81

Shared with Mom and Cyndi on Mothers Day Weekend. Made sure that I was heavy handed with the leaf and turned out a delicious pot, enjoyed by all — especially by me, who did not really enjoy it so much the first time.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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96
drank Russian Country by Harney & Sons
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Popped the top off this one as soon as it was freed from the delivery box. I have waited for a long time to order this one and was looking forward to the experience for quite some time — and took a sniff and sadly did not like the scent. I sat it aside and brewed a cup of Rose Scented Tea (from this same shipment) instead.

The biggest surprise from this tea became evident after I decided to try a cup adespite the somewhat flat, smoky scent of the dry leaves. I discovered that during the brew, the heat of the water releases a tantalizing complexity, smokey, spicy and delicious. A real treat for the senses!

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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93
drank Rose Scented by Harney & Sons
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This tea brings back memories of the scent of my Grandmother. She was an immigrant to the US, and simply put, so steeped in the atar of roses (from the Valley of Roses her home country) that her pores simply exuded the fragrance. So how could I not cherish this exotic infusion?

The tea is not only scented, but has a forward flavor of pinkness, and is smooth as velvety petals. Such a delight!

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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88
drank Mango Green Tea by Bentley's
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Inadvertantly deleted this favorite from my Steepster cupboard. Ooops! Still takes me to a happy place!

Preparation
4 min, 0 sec

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84
drank Brown Rice Tea by Dynasty
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It is soooo cold outside. And this tea is just so warm and soothing. Yea for brown rice tea!

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C

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82

Nice tea, and I like the orange/clove/rose-ness of it all. As with the other Talbott teas I have, it takes more leaf than I usually use (compared to other brands) to get the flavor for which I am looking. Overall, nice; one I will serve friends as a conversation piece but not one I will secretly hoarde exclusively for my own selfish consumption!

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 6 min, 0 sec

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81

Maybe after reading the favorable posts, had set my hopes too high. Or, maybe I need to use a lot more tea in my infuser.

With Indiana paralysed by an ice storm, I had lots of time to shop online and finally got around to spending the Talbott’s Groupon that I purchased some weeks ago for just such a day. The fearless FedEx delivery person dropped my box of tea this afternoon and within minutes I had ripped into it and was sniffing the intoxicating fragrances of my three choices (two being chocolate, the other cinnamon rose).

The hubby was outdoors breaking the 8 to 10 inches of ice that was making any thought of getting my car out of the drive laughable, and then shovelling the heavy chunks out of the way. What a man!

So, when it appeared he was nearly finished, I set the kettle on the stove and chose “Cocoa Cardamom Seduction.” And I even had a sheet of freshly baked cookies to go with the tea (it took a while to break up all that ice!)

The tin contained visible chunks of spice and tea, and the fragrance was mouth-watering; as pretty to look at as was its aroma while steeping in my favorite tea pot.

The flavor fell short of expectations, though. Seems to be all fragrance but just a mild black tea flavor. We added a little cream and sugar and it seemed to bring a little cocoa flavor forward, though this is not our normal tea service. I suppose I will try steeping another pot some other time, with more tea in the infuser and maybe for a longer time. There have been such fine reviews that surely I just need to experiment some more

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec
TeaEqualsBliss

try doubling the amount of loose leaf but not the length of infusion! :) Might help!

Andriel

Thanks for the suggestion, I will have to try this one again; in the meantime I have tried another Talbott tea and discovered that it does take more leaf to achieve the flavor level I am seeking. Another day…

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I have loved tea since I was a child, this being a gift bestowed upon me by my mother. It all began with her cups of sweetened Constant Comment (sometimes spiked with a bit of Jim Beam, to cure aches and pains) on cold evenings, and over the years I have enjoyed many teas that have made their way to my kitchen from all over the world.

I must admit from the start that am not a tea-snob. I enjoy the flavors from my own summer garden all through the winter months. There are a few grocery-varieties that will always be on hand (especially Constant Comment) that evoke dear memories of the past. And in that never-quite quenched search for the exquisite, the never-before known flavor, the ultimate tea…well, there are some of those that I love as well. The point is, the longer I live, the more I realize that free can taste just as delicious as $$$. Drink what tastes good, and what satiates your soul.

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