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drank Easter Tea by Dammann Freres
1112 tasting notes

I made some of this to take to class tonight (thank you Doulton!). I used my new Liquid Solution travel tumbler, and…the brew basket is the worst! Leaves floating in my tea! I had to restrain it with my fine mesh strainer, and put it back in the tumbler. This will not bode well for keeping my tea hot, methinks.

I did take a little sip and I unfortunately did not use enough leaf. I taste some sweet, yummy flavors, but they are too faint. My tea is weak to boot. Oy – tea fail! I will update this log later once I drink my tea during my three hour class…stay tuned!

EDIT: When I started sipping my tea in class – it tasted like Scotch and water! How strange is that?! It was also lukewarm. I hate my travel tea tumbler – it does not keep things warm very long, the brew basket is a joke, and it is also so unpleasant to drink from with all the plastic :( I think I am going to host a giveaway on discussions since it was only used once. The tumbler and a few teas…

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200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec
Stephanie

Oh I hate bad tea tumblers! My favorite one is the one from Teas Etc. It’s not the prettiest, but it works the best for me.

JacquelineM

I’ll have to check that one out! There is also one at my local tea store that looks promising. I goy the one I did because I had a gift certificate to another local store. I should have done my research first :(

ashmanra

I am ordering the Joemo XL that was the Steepster Select a couple of weeks ago. The reviews are just too good to pass up. My current tumbler just doesn’t keep my tea hot for very long AT ALL!

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Stephanie

Oh I hate bad tea tumblers! My favorite one is the one from Teas Etc. It’s not the prettiest, but it works the best for me.

JacquelineM

I’ll have to check that one out! There is also one at my local tea store that looks promising. I goy the one I did because I had a gift certificate to another local store. I should have done my research first :(

ashmanra

I am ordering the Joemo XL that was the Steepster Select a couple of weeks ago. The reviews are just too good to pass up. My current tumbler just doesn’t keep my tea hot for very long AT ALL!

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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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