drank Amandine Rose by Teavana
1112 tasting notes

Another one from my birthday Teavana order. Candied violets, rose, almonds, cinnamon, saffron!?!? All flavors I love, but I wasn’t sure how they would go together. I decided to throw caution to the wind and give it a try!

I taste….Mmmmmm, nutty cookie! … Pow, fruity sweet rose! It’s just like that – pause and all. Completely different experience from one of the subtle French everything-but-the-kitchen-sink teas where all the flavors dance together, but good in its exuberant disjointed American manner :)

Again, I think I could have used just a touch more tea. I think these blended teas are heavy on the stuff, and light on the tea for my tastes. I am going to have to use an extremely heaping perfect teaspoon (yes! I finally got two – one for work and one for home!) when I drink these blends.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec
JacquelineM

…and a note. I did a second steep with some Gong Fu Black – absolutely delicious. I love the combo of the good roasty Chinese tea and the flavorings. I may have to always put a pinch of one of my plain favorites, even in the first steep.

Autumn Hearth

Yay for the Gong Fu Black!

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JacquelineM

…and a note. I did a second steep with some Gong Fu Black – absolutely delicious. I love the combo of the good roasty Chinese tea and the flavorings. I may have to always put a pinch of one of my plain favorites, even in the first steep.

Autumn Hearth

Yay for the Gong Fu Black!

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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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