Thank you Jaime for the most wonderful package, which included this tisane (my cupboard went from 74 to 92 teas OVERNIGHT! O-M-G!)

I really enjoyed the flavor of this tea! There was definitely a chocolate cake like flavor. CAKE!! They really did the cake part!!! (neat!) I was shocked and pleased at the red velvet cake color (must be the beets!)

I took this with a touch of sugar crystals and a splash of milk, and I’m not sure if it weakened it a bit or what, but next time I would use a little less water and maybe a minute more on the steep to get a little more strength. I would also like to try it sans additions. I have two more bags left, but I need to go to Wegman’s tonight – if they have it I would pick up a tin FOR SURE! It would be a great addition to my tisane arsenal!

CAKE!

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Meghann M

Still have to try this sample, I can’t wait to taste the cake!

Jaime

And that is why I don’t put samples in my cupboard!! I’d honestly probably be over 100 if I did!!

JacquelineM

I used to not put samples in my cupboard, but it gave me a sort of tea amnesia – I would say to myself “but I really don’t have THAT much tea!” and would buy more and more and more and it got out of hand! This virtual cupboard has been so good in helping me realize how much great tea I have, even if it is only 2 pots or so worth. :) Otherwise you might see me on television on a Hoarders episode!

Jaime

Valid point, but I’m still in denial about the amount of tea I have. I bought four tins last night. It’s not hoarding, it’s stockpiling in case the zombies come and I can’t leave the house for more tea.

Irrational rationalization. I has it!!

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Meghann M

Still have to try this sample, I can’t wait to taste the cake!

Jaime

And that is why I don’t put samples in my cupboard!! I’d honestly probably be over 100 if I did!!

JacquelineM

I used to not put samples in my cupboard, but it gave me a sort of tea amnesia – I would say to myself “but I really don’t have THAT much tea!” and would buy more and more and more and it got out of hand! This virtual cupboard has been so good in helping me realize how much great tea I have, even if it is only 2 pots or so worth. :) Otherwise you might see me on television on a Hoarders episode!

Jaime

Valid point, but I’m still in denial about the amount of tea I have. I bought four tins last night. It’s not hoarding, it’s stockpiling in case the zombies come and I can’t leave the house for more tea.

Irrational rationalization. I has it!!

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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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