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Yesterday I came home to a fantastic swap package from Rabs full of exciting teas to try! It was hard to decide which one to dig into first, but since it was evening and my sweet tooth is always ready for a dessert tea, I picked this one to drink as we watched a film.

Deeeee-licious! This one took me on another jaunt down memory lane, because it tastes so similar to the Phoenix Dessert Blend at Alice’s Tea Cup in NYC! I know, I know, I have a crazy elephant memory (i.e. I never forget ANYTHING), but we went there in July of 2007 for my birthday, and had this tea with the most amazing pumpkin scones in the WORLD after a day of tromping around the Met. We loved the tea so much that we brought a few ounces home with us to enjoy in my other gift that year from my husband, my beloved shiny red Chantal teapot which I have used every day for the past 3 years!!!

http://www.amazon.com/Chantal-Ceramic-Ginger-Porcelain-Infuser/dp/B000QU270U/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=home-garden&qid=1274796049&sr=8-1

So, yes, this tea is great. Sweet. True luscious caramel. Good tea. I don’t really taste the chocolate, but rather taste richness. I don’t get ice cream sundae, I get Alice’s Tea cup, cool on a hot summer day, fairy wings and Cheshire cats, Art, Scones, Happiness!!!

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
TeaEqualsBliss

Oh! I haven’t tried this yet but I LOVE the ones I have from Talbott! They are a wonderful company!!! :) If you want I could send you samples of the ones I have if you are interested let me know!

-Jessica-

Yum that sounds scrumptious!

gmathis

Anything that evokes everything in your final paragraph is fine by me! Calgon, take me away….

Rabs

Double Hooray!!!!! So glad that you loved it! And can I say that I adore your teapot? I just added it to my wishlist :D

JacquelineM

Rabs – it keeps teas so nice and warm and the porcelain tea filter insert thing is SO convenient. You can grab it and put it aside and serve tea in the teapot then stick it back in to do another steep. It is also easy to clean. I usually hand wash it but I do throw it in the dishwasher every now and again to get it super clean and sterilized!

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TeaEqualsBliss

Oh! I haven’t tried this yet but I LOVE the ones I have from Talbott! They are a wonderful company!!! :) If you want I could send you samples of the ones I have if you are interested let me know!

-Jessica-

Yum that sounds scrumptious!

gmathis

Anything that evokes everything in your final paragraph is fine by me! Calgon, take me away….

Rabs

Double Hooray!!!!! So glad that you loved it! And can I say that I adore your teapot? I just added it to my wishlist :D

JacquelineM

Rabs – it keeps teas so nice and warm and the porcelain tea filter insert thing is SO convenient. You can grab it and put it aside and serve tea in the teapot then stick it back in to do another steep. It is also easy to clean. I usually hand wash it but I do throw it in the dishwasher every now and again to get it super clean and sterilized!

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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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