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drank Honeybee by Tbar
1112 tasting notes

So I decided to participate in a knitted washcloth and soap swap on Ravelry (kinda like Steepster for knitting :) I knew of this amazing store near where I work which makes handmade soap, so I made a pilgrimage there on Friday to get the soap part (Blood Orange Tequila soap! Fun!)

Tea related: I also got a spiced tea scented soy candle for our home, and a green tea mask for myself. If you’re curious:

http://www.durossandlangel.com/

I also knew that TBar is around the corner from there, so I popped my head in. I didn’t have time to sit and have a cup of tea, but I took an ounce of this tea home with me :) I was very curious about it because it had bee pollen nuggets in it like Golden Moon’s Honey Pear, which I found to be strange and delicious!

This tea is…promising. I don’t think I used enough leaf for the amount of water (12 oz water 1.5 teaspoons of tea). It has a creamy yet musky honey flavor, but it tastes weak. I’m not getting much caramel. I’m tasting what seems to be a hint of cinnamon (?) I’m rating it on the low side, but the rating will most likely improve once I make it with more leaf.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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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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