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drank Vanilla Black by Harney & Sons
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Delicious vanilla aroma and flavor, nicely balanced with black tea. Although I usually take my tea without anything in it, I do prefer a splash of half & half to enhance the already slightly creamy brew. Hold the sugar, though, I am not a fan of over-sweetened drinks and this one is naturally just a bit sweet on its own.

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

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94
drank Queen Catherine by Harney & Sons
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I was not much of a black tea fan until I savored this one. Now I can’t get enough!

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 30 sec

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Visited the Celestial Seasonings location in Boulder, Colorado last week and took the tour. It was very informative, and I would recommend it to anyone who happens to be in the Boulder/ Denver area. Standing in the tea room was one of the best aromatherapy moments I can ever recall! The mint room, while famous, was overpowering and not something I would subject myself to again. There is a fabulous tea shop there, too, where I picked up the box of Roastaroma. I believe this is the stuff my Mom used to drink, I remember the fragrance, so I had to bring some home. I think I like it most for the scent memory, it really does carry me back to childhood; snowy Michigan mornings wrapped in my jammies and robe, still bed-headed, warm tea scenting the sharp chill air and praying for the radio DJ to announce my school as closed.

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 0 sec

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84
drank Constant Comment by Bigelow
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Mother raised me on this tea. I guess the flavor is just part of my consitution. Need I say more?

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec
Bigelow Tea

Andriel,
And thank you to your mother and now you for drinking Constant Comment!

Valorie for Bigelow Tea

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I don’t often reach to the back of my cupboard for this tea, but when I want a smoky rich cuppa, there is no other to compare. Today is just the right day — the first day of autumn, a damp day spent indoors, sorting the summer things out of the house and preparing for cooler days ahead.

Although it is not my every-day tea, I couldn’t think of ejecting it from my tea collection. As others have mentioned, it does offer a salty or broth-like brew. For those of you who cook with tea, it actually stands up pretty well and provides an interesting flavor when added into a soup broth.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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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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Indiana, USA

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