I am so happy – this tea is scrumptious at 200 degrees and three minutes without any additions (I had it with creme and sugar at the tea house). I purchased it in a wax covered paper bag like you would buy coffee in, sitting on a shelf, which worried me a bit (the devil on my shoulder adds “sitting for who knows how long! That’s not proper loose tea storage!” but the angel on my shoulder adds “Shush devil! She brought it home and immediately put it into tins. Calm down!”) but it does not seem to have suffered at all!

A strong tea taste, that creamy dreamy vanilla, and a bit more than a hint of bergamot makes for a very satisfying and just-up-my alley cup! New obsession!

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200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec
LadyLondonderry

I swear, on first reading, I thought you were saying the air temperature was 200 degrees — it’s been so beastly here lately that that actually seemed possible!:)

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LadyLondonderry

I swear, on first reading, I thought you were saying the air temperature was 200 degrees — it’s been so beastly here lately that that actually seemed possible!:)

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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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