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drank Easter Tea by Dammann Freres
255 tasting notes

This is one sweet confection! It smells a bit like one of those Easter baskets my parents would prepare when we were young—a melange of fragrances. The black tea seems to be a foundation for the candied fruity florals. This tea is a bit like the Easter Bunny on steroids of sweetness.

I am absolutely loving these Dammann Frères teas, but it is getting a bit cloying. They are so delicious and maybe I’m at the point today where I’m craving the smokiness of a Lapsang Souchang. I think I need to bring them out sparingly and not try to dash through them so quickly. I’m bedazzled by the wonder of it all!

sophistre

I know just how you feel! Sometimes getting a slew of teas in, it’s hard to do them all justice with a fresh palate when you want to try everything…this morning has been like that for me!

All of these have sounded so good. My shopping list is expanding at an alarming rate!

Doulton

Yes, this is an embarrassment of riches. I should really go and chasten and purify myself by an evening repast of rooibos (which I don’t like much).

JacquelineM

You are going to have a Scarlet T on you too :) :) :) (see tea vow of chastity thread)

Rabs

This sounds amazing – will add it to shopping list anon! And can I tell you how much I love the Scarlet T concept? Steepster should make shirts ;)

Ricky

Woah, that’s quick. They’ve arrived already!??!

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sophistre

I know just how you feel! Sometimes getting a slew of teas in, it’s hard to do them all justice with a fresh palate when you want to try everything…this morning has been like that for me!

All of these have sounded so good. My shopping list is expanding at an alarming rate!

Doulton

Yes, this is an embarrassment of riches. I should really go and chasten and purify myself by an evening repast of rooibos (which I don’t like much).

JacquelineM

You are going to have a Scarlet T on you too :) :) :) (see tea vow of chastity thread)

Rabs

This sounds amazing – will add it to shopping list anon! And can I tell you how much I love the Scarlet T concept? Steepster should make shirts ;)

Ricky

Woah, that’s quick. They’ve arrived already!??!

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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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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

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