A note of continued appreciation for this one. It has been one of my summer go-to teas. Even though my office is air conditioned, I am still craving lighter, fruitier teas to sip during my work day. This one is soooooooo good. Grapey, a little sweet (sans additions!) a little floral, but not wimpy in any respect.

I want to make a special iced tea for my birthday (it’s not until mid-July, but planning is half the fun!) and I can’t make up my mind between this one, Golden Monkey, or Earl Grey. I’m planning to make a cheese plate, some kind of nice bread, and chicken Waldorf salad for our meal (followed by home made vanilla ice cream on a chocolate brownie home made waffle as my “cake”). What would you choose? I was thinking this might be nice because the salad has grapes in it too, but maybe the Golden Monkey for the neutral tea flavor (or maybe the Earl Grey because it’s so refreshing and the citrus would contrast with the salad?).

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Vortegne

I would choose this one, the grapes and tea will make such a nice harmony, I think :)

gmathis

I like that…Fleury Doux…sounds Cajun.

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Vortegne

I would choose this one, the grapes and tea will make such a nice harmony, I think :)

gmathis

I like that…Fleury Doux…sounds Cajun.

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I love to cook, bake, read, paint, knit, do needlework, and garden. I need my coffee, but I LOVE my tea. I work at an Art School, and attend a large public university doing post-bac work (my BA is in English). I’m interested in the liminal spaces between art and craft, the academic and the practical, the individual and community, and the old and the new. I’m currently exploring these ideas through the disciplines of education, literature, history, and psychology.

I enjoy writing tasting notes, but have decided not to numerically rate teas as of 9/14/10. For an explanation, see my looooong tasting note about Mountain Malt from the Simple Leaf.

My favorites:
Chinese black teas
A good “milk and sugar” English style black
Earl Grey (classic, and in all variations!)
Vanilla teas (classic, and in all variations!)
Jasmine, Rose, Violet and other froofy, flowery teas!
An Occasional Oolong
Flavored Rooibos
Herbal Tisanes

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