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55 Tasting Notes

86

A beautiful reddish colored tea; brisk and with great body. I will be drinking this one for the simple joy of the tea, in and of itself.

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

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drank Queen Catherine by Harney & Sons
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drank Queen Catherine by Harney & Sons
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MMmmmmmmm … caught a chill on the way home from work today, and a cup of Queen Catherine was just the right thing to chase it away!

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

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Andriel

Like Morgana explained so aptly, it was a craving and I had to give in. I better watch it, lest I become addicted. There are worse things…

ashmanra

Have you tried their Wuyi Shan Lapsang? It smells really smoky in the tin but is very civilized in the cup. And the tea base is….exquisite. They have stayed sold out pretty much all the time, so I don’t know if it is only made in small amounts or if that much of it sells. I have some if you would like to try it.

Andriel

Thanks for the offer, it would be lovely to try a sample. What might I send you in return for the favor?

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68
drank Earl Grey Creme by Teavana
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After being enticed into the purchase of this tea by its lovely aroma, I am a bit disappointed with the brew because the bergamot is quite subdued. Really it barely tastes like an Earl Grey at all; it tastes good but don’t expect the crispness of bergamot. It is also a very light, yellow-y colored brew, also not quite what I had expected.

Even though it was not as I had anticipted, I do like this cuppa; it is light and I appreciate the vanilla-creaminess.

Preparation
Boiling 7 min, 0 sec

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90
drank Florence by Harney & Sons
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Delicious, nutty with a bit of cocoa. Perfect for this cold day! Kind of reminds me of roasted chestnuts. Yum!

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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drank Tilleul by Harney & Sons
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I must be missing something. This tasted just like boiled water, I detected no linden flower, really nothing at all. Even after adding more tea and steeping longer. And I really did try to like it. Go figure.

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

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drank Constant Comment by Bigelow
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drank Black Currant by Harney & Sons
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Stormy weather today…stayed home a little late this morning rather than driving through storms to work, and had a second .. and then a third … cup.

I have always found this tea to have a jammy-ness, bold tea with a big sweet fruity kiss :) No sugar needed, naturally sweet. Mmmmm, good tea when you are playing hooky for an extra hour!

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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80

Great peach/mango flavor, but it totally overpowers the white tea (I don’t detect the floral flavor or aroma of the tea.) I keep this at work, it smells so good that people stop by and ask about what smells so delicious and it is inexpensive enough to share with just everyone.

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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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