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A delightful green tea. The base reminds me of my beloved violet tea: smooth, a little vegetal, very enjoyable. The cherry flavor is beautiful. Like a faint whisper of a cordial made with real cherries. Very subdued and elegant. You could say “the anti-Teavana” ;) I could easily drink green tea each and every day with these wonderfully blended Dammann Freres teas!! They “get” just what I like in a tea – that a little art and artifice does wonders. I am certainly developing an addiction!

Steep two: 4 min Sooooo good. Again, the second steep of this tea really shines for me. The flavors marry, the tea is darker and more flavorful, ahhh! I am so in love!

I am going to save my leaves for an after lunch steep just like I did yesterday.

The only reason I’m rating it lower than the violet tea, really, is because I think the violet is harder to do with a soft touch, and they made something that could quickly be too perfumed and cloying into something exquisite. I think cherry is a little easier to do and a little more common – but make no mistake – this is a world class tea and I’d jump at the chance to snap up some more!!!

EDIT: did 2 more steeps for a total of 4. I enjoyed every sip!! :)

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 30 sec
__Morgana__

Oooh, I just checked tracking and my Doulton package made it to San Francisco which I hope means it will show up today. I can’t wait!

JacquelineM

I’ve been making sick cow love eyes at the Dammann Freres site as I sip my tea. I want one of everything!!!!

Janni

Man. Reading all this stuff about Dammann Freres is totally making me need to go on a mission…

Rabs

“We have the need…the need for tea.”

Janni

@Rabs If you break out in “You’ve Lost That Steepin’ Feeling,” I’m not really sure what I’ll do. XD

Rabs

@Janni – ROFL! Between this and “Oh my Cthulhu” you have brightened my dreary day! Thank you :)

SoccerMom

Janni you know your “Goose” and your the one whose suppose to be losing that steepin’ feeling!!!! XD

Janni

@SoccerMom and @Rabs I wasn’t going to bring up the fact that this is the second time in two days that someone’s made a Top Gun reference here. XD Despite the fact that I’m firmly in the Tarantino camp as regards said film! >3

@Rabs We aim to please. I’m actually wearing a Cthulhu t-shirt right now. Trufax. XD

AmazonV

man, no Cthulhu shirt heere, but i have a Killer Rabbit of Caerbannog

Janni

@AmazonV Nice! My sister got me a plush one of those. It’s sitting on my dresser. Best gift she ever got me. XD

teaplz

Looove your reviews, Jackie. Cthulhu!

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__Morgana__

Oooh, I just checked tracking and my Doulton package made it to San Francisco which I hope means it will show up today. I can’t wait!

JacquelineM

I’ve been making sick cow love eyes at the Dammann Freres site as I sip my tea. I want one of everything!!!!

Janni

Man. Reading all this stuff about Dammann Freres is totally making me need to go on a mission…

Rabs

“We have the need…the need for tea.”

Janni

@Rabs If you break out in “You’ve Lost That Steepin’ Feeling,” I’m not really sure what I’ll do. XD

Rabs

@Janni – ROFL! Between this and “Oh my Cthulhu” you have brightened my dreary day! Thank you :)

SoccerMom

Janni you know your “Goose” and your the one whose suppose to be losing that steepin’ feeling!!!! XD

Janni

@SoccerMom and @Rabs I wasn’t going to bring up the fact that this is the second time in two days that someone’s made a Top Gun reference here. XD Despite the fact that I’m firmly in the Tarantino camp as regards said film! >3

@Rabs We aim to please. I’m actually wearing a Cthulhu t-shirt right now. Trufax. XD

AmazonV

man, no Cthulhu shirt heere, but i have a Killer Rabbit of Caerbannog

Janni

@AmazonV Nice! My sister got me a plush one of those. It’s sitting on my dresser. Best gift she ever got me. XD

teaplz

Looove your reviews, Jackie. Cthulhu!

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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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