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This is another of my tagalong purchases, and I decided to try it out because I have one of those rotten headaches which caffeine and a few moments with my eyes closed seem to help. Nice to pop a sachet in a cup when not feeling at my best.

Stout and delicious! I am surprised how smooth it is for being so robust. I am getting that unsweetened chocolate flavor which I absolutely love. It tastes nothing like coffee, but definitely shares its heft. I do think this would be fantastic first thing in the morning, and with food. I also think this will resteep well – and am going to try that out in a few minutes.

I can also feel my headache easing.

I am so constantly and consistently impressed with Harney & Sons teas, year after year after year!

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec
gmathis

Yummy yummo yummy yummy bop bop bop (I’m listening to David Grisman and Jerry Garcia’s kids’ album on Pandora and that fits the little mandolin riff they’re playing.) In full-tilt “kid” mode today; writing. I could use a stout royal kick to keep me focused!

ashmanra

This is the tea my youngest got hooked on when we first started drinking “better” teas. I try to keep a tin on hand because she occasionally asks for it still, although right now she is on a Lapsang kick!

JacquelineM

ashmanra – I think your youngest and I have similar tastes – she’s the Harney Vanilla Black lover too, right? I think Lapsangs might come to me in a year or so — still at “slightly smoky” :) but they are my husband’s favorite! P.S. I think Vanilla black is slightly smoky due to that tarry vanilla bean flavor it has.

JacquelineM

gmathis – after I read my note post tea and post headache I fixed several grammatical mistakes in my tasting notes- he hee! I needed a stout royal kick too!

gmathis

I’m turning into a lazy writer … I have good-natured and patient copy editors who sweetly and quietly unravel my grammatical knots :)

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gmathis

Yummy yummo yummy yummy bop bop bop (I’m listening to David Grisman and Jerry Garcia’s kids’ album on Pandora and that fits the little mandolin riff they’re playing.) In full-tilt “kid” mode today; writing. I could use a stout royal kick to keep me focused!

ashmanra

This is the tea my youngest got hooked on when we first started drinking “better” teas. I try to keep a tin on hand because she occasionally asks for it still, although right now she is on a Lapsang kick!

JacquelineM

ashmanra – I think your youngest and I have similar tastes – she’s the Harney Vanilla Black lover too, right? I think Lapsangs might come to me in a year or so — still at “slightly smoky” :) but they are my husband’s favorite! P.S. I think Vanilla black is slightly smoky due to that tarry vanilla bean flavor it has.

JacquelineM

gmathis – after I read my note post tea and post headache I fixed several grammatical mistakes in my tasting notes- he hee! I needed a stout royal kick too!

gmathis

I’m turning into a lazy writer … I have good-natured and patient copy editors who sweetly and quietly unravel my grammatical knots :)

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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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