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I’ve had the pleasure of trying many magnificent teas recently. This is another way that sustains a very high standard of a creamy chocolate black tea with clear citrus notes. The aroma is floral candy; the taste is a citrus chocolately black tea, and the after taste is where the coffee emerges a bit.

Another delightful beverage! Very good straight up but I think I like this one with the milk and sugar I added midway through.

Preparation
3 min, 45 sec
~lauren.

Oh, I love the name of the tea! Reminds me of Allanon of the Shannara books by Terry Brooks – which I haven’t read in 10 plus years. Where does the time go? Your post makes the tea sound scrumptious!

~lauren.

May I ask from where you are getting your THE O DOR teas? Online?

Doulton

I actually ordered this from France. I got into a panic about my public Dammann Frères order and wanted to see about speed of delivery, VAT, shipping costs. They delivered in just 6 days and included a lovely catalogue. You can buy their tea for a reasonable price in Canada, but it was cheaper to buy direct. I don’t buy the beautfiul, but costly, canister. There was sterling customer service. I would most certainly go in with anyone who wants to put in any over-seas orders or any large North America orders.

~lauren.

Thank you! I wasn’t sure – I went to www.theodor.com, which popped me into www.urbantea.com (as the US online store).

__Morgana__

I have to order this just for the name. Wonder if they have tea of the shaman? Tea of the mage? Tea of the hunter? Tea of the death knight? Lol.

Doulton

I used this link: http://www.sweetea.com/
to place my order. They sent me a nice catalogue which makes the reading much easier. Their web site seems to have been conceived by somebody who is accustomed to writing books. The catalogue that they sent me is really nifty and easy to work with. It’s a lovely pastiche, a bricolage, of different styles and centuries of diction. It’s a Gallic delight.

Ewa

Nerf tea of the druids!

~lauren.

The catalogue, per se, sounds intriguing, nevermind the tea (as lovely as THAT sounds)!

sygyzy

Your descriptions are gnarly!

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~lauren.

Oh, I love the name of the tea! Reminds me of Allanon of the Shannara books by Terry Brooks – which I haven’t read in 10 plus years. Where does the time go? Your post makes the tea sound scrumptious!

~lauren.

May I ask from where you are getting your THE O DOR teas? Online?

Doulton

I actually ordered this from France. I got into a panic about my public Dammann Frères order and wanted to see about speed of delivery, VAT, shipping costs. They delivered in just 6 days and included a lovely catalogue. You can buy their tea for a reasonable price in Canada, but it was cheaper to buy direct. I don’t buy the beautfiul, but costly, canister. There was sterling customer service. I would most certainly go in with anyone who wants to put in any over-seas orders or any large North America orders.

~lauren.

Thank you! I wasn’t sure – I went to www.theodor.com, which popped me into www.urbantea.com (as the US online store).

__Morgana__

I have to order this just for the name. Wonder if they have tea of the shaman? Tea of the mage? Tea of the hunter? Tea of the death knight? Lol.

Doulton

I used this link: http://www.sweetea.com/
to place my order. They sent me a nice catalogue which makes the reading much easier. Their web site seems to have been conceived by somebody who is accustomed to writing books. The catalogue that they sent me is really nifty and easy to work with. It’s a lovely pastiche, a bricolage, of different styles and centuries of diction. It’s a Gallic delight.

Ewa

Nerf tea of the druids!

~lauren.

The catalogue, per se, sounds intriguing, nevermind the tea (as lovely as THAT sounds)!

sygyzy

Your descriptions are gnarly!

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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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In the midst of the middle of the heart of nowhere in particular.

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