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I was cleaning my house today and stopping to sip this, then I got to thinking. It was only a year ago that my mornings started with coffee and that the only tea in my house was Red Rose. I was okay with that, about once a year I’d go buy some tetley pomegranate green or lemon green or something with my grocery order. Now, even with the amount of tea and samples I have in my shelves I still get bored.
When I get border I go on a mad search through all my tea and find some thing I either 1) Have not yet tried. 2) Forget how it tastes. or 3) Need to give another chance to.
Every time I have made this tea I have messed it up. For some reason I’m just incredibly inattentive to this one tea in particular. Once I steeped it for 30 minutes. . . Today I made it right, I made myself make it right.
I stopped making lunch, I stopped cleaning the house, I stopped watching tv and I stared at the tea kettle until it simmered, then I stared at the leaves with a 4 minute timer in my hand. I’m certain I didn’t need to be so meticulous but it certainly paid off. I could taste the maple, the pecans and the tea. I didn’t pick up on any citrus notes though, but I’m not really a detail girl. I’m more of a “Damn that’s good!” girl.
So, Damn that’s good! Upping my rating.

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170 °F / 76 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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There are few things in life that I enjoy more than a good cup of tea and the company of my dogs.
I’m a down to earth person very true to my Virgo roots. I own two Boxers, Octane (male, 6 years) and Rally Rims (female, 3 years). I do not breed or show, they are an integral part of my family. I also have a loving husband in the Canadian Military and a beautiful daughter who amazes me with her wit and intelligence everyday.
I love Autumn, for it’s colour, smell and general ambiance.
I’m just a girl, looking for a good cup of tea.

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