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I was completely out of a classic Earl Grey, and we know we cannot have that! My husband was doing an Amazon order and asked me if I wanted to throw something in the cart. After a little hasty searching I chose this. I was a little nervous, despite liking another tea from this company, because I didn’t do my usual hemming, hawing, and fretting over what tea to get!

I shouldn’t have worried — this is lovely! A good, medium bergamot and I really like the tea base! It’s slightly smoky — very very very light — I would say verging on smoky. Really nice compliment to the bergamot, especially for winter.

I’m drinking a second steep right now, and it’s delicious — less bergamot-y but still a bit smoky and of a very enjoyable strength!

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec
Anna

That’s one of the best husbandly perks, the ‘do you want to add anything to this order’ manoeuvre.

JacquelineM

Yes :) That’s why I don’t want to take too much time — I don’t want him to stop asking because I take too long :) :) :)

Anna

Would you stop asking him if he took his time figuring out what to add to your basket? =)

gmathis

A little serendipity! We all need that once in a while.

JacquelineM

Anna – I plan my orders to the teeth and tell David a day in advance so he can do his research. Spontaneous? What’s that?? : )

Anna

Haha, same situation here, I fully support your methods!

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Anna

That’s one of the best husbandly perks, the ‘do you want to add anything to this order’ manoeuvre.

JacquelineM

Yes :) That’s why I don’t want to take too much time — I don’t want him to stop asking because I take too long :) :) :)

Anna

Would you stop asking him if he took his time figuring out what to add to your basket? =)

gmathis

A little serendipity! We all need that once in a while.

JacquelineM

Anna – I plan my orders to the teeth and tell David a day in advance so he can do his research. Spontaneous? What’s that?? : )

Anna

Haha, same situation here, I fully support your methods!

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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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Collingswood, NJ

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