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Yum! It’s been long time since I first tried this one, and I’m not sure where my palate was then, but this is definitely better than an 85 now. I made this a bit strong, with a teaspoon and a half of tea, and it’s quite lovely this way. Nice and malty, there’s a teensy bit of smoke in the background but I actually love the effect it has. Very nicely balanced dark and rich tea! :)

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
albertocanfly

Isn’t it amazing how quickly our palates can change? :]

Cameron B.

Definitely! My taste has changed a lot in two months. :)

mj

Me too! I love my straight teas so much more than my flavored teas now. And the BF informed me last night that I am now a snob because I’m “too good for Teavana” LOL

Cameron B.

Ugh Teavana… I don’t know what possessed me to buy tea there a couple weeks ago. Huge mistake, lol.

mj

LOL some things seem like a good idea at the time….and then they are so not

Cameron B.

At least I got two half-price tins out of it! <3

yyz

I just try one of their samples and it’s enough to scare me off. It’s not really the tea, its the sugar that makes me nauseous.

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albertocanfly

Isn’t it amazing how quickly our palates can change? :]

Cameron B.

Definitely! My taste has changed a lot in two months. :)

mj

Me too! I love my straight teas so much more than my flavored teas now. And the BF informed me last night that I am now a snob because I’m “too good for Teavana” LOL

Cameron B.

Ugh Teavana… I don’t know what possessed me to buy tea there a couple weeks ago. Huge mistake, lol.

mj

LOL some things seem like a good idea at the time….and then they are so not

Cameron B.

At least I got two half-price tins out of it! <3

yyz

I just try one of their samples and it’s enough to scare me off. It’s not really the tea, its the sugar that makes me nauseous.

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Hello, my name is Cameron. I’m 24 years old and currently living in Saratoga Springs, New York with my lovely boyfriend (a software architect). I am currently not employed, which leaves plenty of time for cooking and tea-drinking! I am a staunch lover of pugs and other squishy-face dogs, although sadly I do not currently have one. :(

I originally got into tea a couple of years ago. My sister introduced me to Teavana (there was a store in the nearby mall) and I was hooked. I have just started to drink tea again and I am very grateful to have found this community where there are so many with experience and wisdom to share!

I am a shameless Western steeper!

I love swaps! If you see something in my cupboard that you’d like to try, shoot me a private message and we’ll work something out!

My general tea info:

Likes:
Taiwanese Blacks
French Flavored Teas
Yunnan (esp. Pure Bud varieties)
Lightly Roasted Oolong
Japanese Greens (esp. Sencha & Gyokuro)
Genmaicha (traditional or otherwise)
Blueberry
Vanilla
Fig
Almond/Marzipan
Most “Dessert” Flavors (caramel, toffee, butterscotch, cake, cookie, etc.)

Favorite Companies:
Lupicia
TeaVivre
Yunnan Sourcing
Fauchon
Mariage Frères
Yunomi

Not A Fan
High Mountain Oolong
Overly Floral (esp. Rose)
Licorice Root
Hibiscus
Rose Hip
Strong Bergamot

Rating Scale:

90-100: Spectacular, a staple
80-89: Delicious, might buy again
70-79: Pretty good, won’t repurchase
60-69: Just “okay”
00-59: Undrinkable!

Location

Saratoga Springs, New York

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