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This is one delicious cup of tea!!!! fcmonroe said in her tasting note that when the aliens come down and ask about tea, this would be a good one to give them – and I think that is exactly the right thing to say about this tea!!!!

It doesn’t scream Irish Breakfast to me – this is more how I thought a really special Ceylon would taste, actually, or some of the super golden tippy Assams I’ve enjoyed. It’s smooth, quintessentially TEA-y, slightly sweet…just a lovely cup of tea. I took it all the way to five minutes since I was adding milk and sugar, and I’m not finding any bitterness and just a bare touch of astringency – taking 30 seconds off the brewing time should take care of that.

This is definitely getting the tin treatment! This is the perfect tea to serve to guests and to prepare for yourself when you are looking for the Platonic Ideal of tea-ness :)

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec
teaplz

What number of GM tins is this? And yay! So happy that you ordered the sampler. Too much fun to see you review all of them!

JacquelineM

Here is my list so far:
White Persian Melon
Madagascar Vanilla
Special Reserve Irish Breakfast
Vanilla Jasmine
Sugar Caramel Oolong
Kashmiri Chai

…and whatever catches my fancy before next week :) March 1 = tea budget $$ available – huzzah!

Ricky

Haha, keep going! White Persian is on my list to repurchase and chai as well.

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teaplz

What number of GM tins is this? And yay! So happy that you ordered the sampler. Too much fun to see you review all of them!

JacquelineM

Here is my list so far:
White Persian Melon
Madagascar Vanilla
Special Reserve Irish Breakfast
Vanilla Jasmine
Sugar Caramel Oolong
Kashmiri Chai

…and whatever catches my fancy before next week :) March 1 = tea budget $$ available – huzzah!

Ricky

Haha, keep going! White Persian is on my list to repurchase and chai as well.

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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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http://jackiemania.wordpress....

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