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I had the SWEETEST thing happen to me – my coworker’s boyfriend, who loves tea, and who I regularly pass a few ounces of tea here and there to through my coworker, stopped in the office and presented me with a big bag of this tea!!!!! He thanked me for the tea that I have passed on to him, and wanted to return the favor.

It is a green tea and there are tons of rose petals in it – the cherry rosy fragrance from the dry leaves and buds was intoxicating! I thought that a short steep time would insure that the rose didn’t become cloying and “too much” – I think it worked! I’m tasting a great cherry flavor, and the rose is present, but not in a frightening way :) It is very flavorful, but I can’t taste the green tea at all (which can be a good thing as far as I am concerned). Also, the tea brews PINK (In fact, it’s making me bounce in my seat and say “Peeeeenk! Look, my tea is Peeeeeeenk!” I think this tea out froofs even the Rosy Earl Grey.

That being said, it’s not anything like the other cherry blossom green tea I’ve tried: Ceriser de Chine. This tea is anything but subtle. This is the American Screaming In Your Face cherry blossom tea, as opposed to the French Exquisitely Blended La De Da cherry blossom tea. That’s ok – there’s room for both!

Second steep just as Peeeeenk and Tasty!!!

I think the fact that it’s such an incredibly thoughtful gift makes it taste extra good, too :)

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 0 sec
Cofftea

AWWW! YAY!

Glamorosi

Oooh, it sounds lovely – I just added it to my list!

JacquelineM

Glamorosi – he told me this is from the little Tea Leaf stall at Reading Terminal Market – he also brought Flying Monkey cupcakes from RT. What a sweet guy!

Glamorosi

Excellent – I will make a point of buying some on my next Reading Terminal run. Enjoy your cupcakes!

Rabs

Aw, this note just warmed my cold heart! :D

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Cofftea

AWWW! YAY!

Glamorosi

Oooh, it sounds lovely – I just added it to my list!

JacquelineM

Glamorosi – he told me this is from the little Tea Leaf stall at Reading Terminal Market – he also brought Flying Monkey cupcakes from RT. What a sweet guy!

Glamorosi

Excellent – I will make a point of buying some on my next Reading Terminal run. Enjoy your cupcakes!

Rabs

Aw, this note just warmed my cold heart! :D

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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

Website

http://jackiemania.wordpress....

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