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OH that’s good! I’m having this with some milk and sugar and it’s comfort with an EDGE! The Assam tastes smooth and familiar and lovely, then on the end of the sip you get this little smoky delight! Again – perfect. Not too much for me, and not too little. I adore it. In my opinion, it completely deserves it’s name! I made myself the big 16 oz mug I have at home, and it’s almost gone! Very undignified amount of gulping going on here.

Thanks once again ashmanra – you have totally expanded my tea world!

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ashmanra

So glad you like it! The Harney English Breakfast is this one without the edge, which is coming from the Indian tea in it. Queen Catherine is similar to English Breakfast but with a little enhanced smokiness and a full body, though it is all Chinese tea. The three teas are hard to choose between for me. Mood dictates which one I drink for breakfast! And Catherine goes without sugar for afternoon, the other two not so for me.

JacquelineM

I can see a place for both in my cupboard according to mood too! I would find it hard to have Supreme Breakfast without milk and sugar because of the Assam – I love Assam teas with additions! But Catherine is wonderful in all her austere glory!!!!

I hope, hope, hope your package arrives today!!!!

JacquelineM

Oh! and I started my first Miss Read book yesterday! I’m completely charmed! Conkers and gingernuts and lucky holes and pink chalk and Christmas pageants! A balm for this heart, mind, and soul that gets bruised in the too modern world!

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ashmanra

So glad you like it! The Harney English Breakfast is this one without the edge, which is coming from the Indian tea in it. Queen Catherine is similar to English Breakfast but with a little enhanced smokiness and a full body, though it is all Chinese tea. The three teas are hard to choose between for me. Mood dictates which one I drink for breakfast! And Catherine goes without sugar for afternoon, the other two not so for me.

JacquelineM

I can see a place for both in my cupboard according to mood too! I would find it hard to have Supreme Breakfast without milk and sugar because of the Assam – I love Assam teas with additions! But Catherine is wonderful in all her austere glory!!!!

I hope, hope, hope your package arrives today!!!!

JacquelineM

Oh! and I started my first Miss Read book yesterday! I’m completely charmed! Conkers and gingernuts and lucky holes and pink chalk and Christmas pageants! A balm for this heart, mind, and soul that gets bruised in the too modern world!

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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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