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drank Dawn by The Simple Leaf
255 tasting notes

Quite simply excellent. I don’t know how many orthodox teas I actually manage to drink, but this shows its pure pedigree. As Ricky wrote, it is a “complicated” tea in the best sense—each sniff, each sip, offers up a brave new world of taste sensations.

I would call it highly refined, elegant, and pure. It is smooth and sweet. I thought I detected a bit of chestnut, although others have not mentioned that. I think that this will be another tea that must always be here and will always be reordered.

Preparation
4 min, 30 sec
Kristin

Funny, I was just contemplating ordering this one.

Ricky

Chestnut, hmmmm, I can definitely see that.

Erin

Kristin – Do it!
Doulton – Yes, I try to always have this in stock in my cupboard! It’s my absolute favorite!

Kristin

Ha! I just did. And I also grabbed a sample of the Mountain Malt.

sophistre

Seriously, the mailman cannot get his narrow backside here soon enough with this tea. >.<

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Kristin

Funny, I was just contemplating ordering this one.

Ricky

Chestnut, hmmmm, I can definitely see that.

Erin

Kristin – Do it!
Doulton – Yes, I try to always have this in stock in my cupboard! It’s my absolute favorite!

Kristin

Ha! I just did. And I also grabbed a sample of the Mountain Malt.

sophistre

Seriously, the mailman cannot get his narrow backside here soon enough with this tea. >.<

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I really love big, bold, brash teas. Smokiness enthralls me. I don’t seem to do subtle.
I don’t do rooibos.

My rating system:
0-30:
Never again in a hundred million years

31-55: This tea probably has some redeeming qualities but I won’t would not seek it out again.

56-70:
Shows some promise but also has a fundamental flaw. I probably owe these a second taste but am unmotivated.

71-80:
Good with at least one strong quality; I probably would not buy it but would drink it cheerfully.

81-90: Worthy contenders; they might be ranked 100 on somebody’s else’s scale. I like them a lot but have not fallen in love. Will probably buy and use.

91-95: These are the true loves, the chosen ones, the ones I dream about and crave. Unless they are in a limited edition—la! how you tease me!—I will always keep in my cupboard.

96-100: I cannot be separated from these teas and would develop a panic attack if I were to run out.

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“She is too fond of books and it has turned her brain.”

Elderly dowager. Quintessential cat lady.

Tea which must be in stock always:

Black Dragon LS by Upton Teas: My choice every morning.

Florence & Lapsang Souchong by Harney & Sons

a good Gen Maicha

Samovar: Russian Blend, Maiden’s Ecstasy, Ryokucha

Mariage Frères: Confucious, Vivaldi, Eros, Aida, Marco Polo

American Tea Room: Brioche

Leland Teas: Bogart

Life in Teacup:
An Xi Tie Guan Yin Grade II modern green style & also Charcoal Style

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