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The teas that Doulton so graciously ordered from France have arrived in my mailbox!! I am so excited! The minute I opened the package this one started to call to me. Violets! I ate a nice big breakfast that reminded me of a lunch so I could make pretend I was having this in the afternoon :)

Ooooooh so delicate! I’m drinking green tea Choward’s Violet candies!!! I am swooning. Where is my fainting couch?!?! I am IN LOVE! I am finding subtle supportive other sweet floral flavors, but this one is nothing like an Earl Grey and the other flowers do not stand out. This one is a lovely slightly vegetal green tea with violet, violet, violet. I erred on the side of caution and steeped it for 3 minutes, but the next time I make it I’m going to go for a 3:30 first steep. I think it can take it.

Steep 2: 4 min – Could it be that this steep is even more delicious?!!? Why I think it is!!! It’s a little more rounded but equally as violet and wonderful. I wish you could see me – I’m freaking out. You have no idea how much I love violet and I was so afraid this tea would be the equivalent of a toiletry – and it IS NOT!!!!

I’m completely intoxicated and am seeing violet elephants, but I think this could even go another steep. I’m going to save my leaves and see if I may want some this afternoon!

I am so happy right now! I love Doulton, I love the French, and I love Steepster!!!!!!!

EDIT: I just did a third steep (4 min) and it’s great!!!

Also – this sounds a little strange but I totally want to take a bath with this tea!! Green tea bathing is supposed to be good for health:

http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/1141970/the_health_benefits_of_a_green_tea.html?cat=68

and this fragrance – ahh!! It would be the most amazing soak ever.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec
Rabs

I wanna see violet elephants! Your whole review actually made me smile :) I shall now be keeping an eye out for the next time Doulton does a large international order – this one’ll be on my list!

SoccerMom

Your review made me laugh and excited for you! I can’t wait to see how this Miss Violet gets along in the cupboard! Think Thomas will sweep her off her feet?

JacquelineM

Miss Violet is making friends right now with Jasmine Green! She is learning Lady Marmalade and some dance moves! She makes it so chic and frenchy tho – totally down tempo, smokes a cigarette on a holder, the lighting is subdued – amazing!

SoccerMom

I love it!

~lauren.

Go for it, JacquelineM! I take a nightly bath with green tea (only 2-4 teabags, not 6 like in your article though I have a huge tub)
Ref: http://steepster.com/LaurenUSA/posts/34419

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Rabs

I wanna see violet elephants! Your whole review actually made me smile :) I shall now be keeping an eye out for the next time Doulton does a large international order – this one’ll be on my list!

SoccerMom

Your review made me laugh and excited for you! I can’t wait to see how this Miss Violet gets along in the cupboard! Think Thomas will sweep her off her feet?

JacquelineM

Miss Violet is making friends right now with Jasmine Green! She is learning Lady Marmalade and some dance moves! She makes it so chic and frenchy tho – totally down tempo, smokes a cigarette on a holder, the lighting is subdued – amazing!

SoccerMom

I love it!

~lauren.

Go for it, JacquelineM! I take a nightly bath with green tea (only 2-4 teabags, not 6 like in your article though I have a huge tub)
Ref: http://steepster.com/LaurenUSA/posts/34419

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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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