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drank French Breakfast by Octavia Tea
1112 tasting notes

Many thanks to Jaime for this tea!!!

Ooooooh purty. I’m a sucker for rose petals in tea :) Oooooooh vanilla! I can see the cut up pods – always a good sign for me!

The flavor does not disappoint! I taste lovely medium bodied tea with a great earthy vanilla and vanilla pod taste. The smallest tinge of caramel. I am enjoying it plain today, but I think it would also be lovely with milk and sugar for a gentle accompaniment to holiday cookies. We are having Cookie Day here at the University on Monday, and I am going to save my remaining teaspoon of leaves and bring in a little milk and sugar for that very special day!!!!

Once again, thank you thank you thank you Jaime!!!

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec
ashmanra

Sounds lovely! And you know I love my tea and cookies…

JacquelineM

I wish you could be here for Cookie Day! We each make a huge batch of whatever floats our boats (this year there will be 9 different types of cookies – it depends on our staff number!), eat as many as we can during grade day, then split up the remaining cookies so we all have a variety of cookies to eat during our Winter Break (University closed from 12/21 – 1/3)!

gmathis

I wish I could be there for cookie day, too. But since mine tend to be slice-and-bake, I suspect I’d get run out on a rail :)

JacquelineM

gmathis – we accept all abilities :) We are Equal Opportunity Cookie Monsters!!!!

Jaime

I admit, I wasn’t a big fan of this one, so I was a little worried you’d not like it. I’m so glad you enjoyed it!

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ashmanra

Sounds lovely! And you know I love my tea and cookies…

JacquelineM

I wish you could be here for Cookie Day! We each make a huge batch of whatever floats our boats (this year there will be 9 different types of cookies – it depends on our staff number!), eat as many as we can during grade day, then split up the remaining cookies so we all have a variety of cookies to eat during our Winter Break (University closed from 12/21 – 1/3)!

gmathis

I wish I could be there for cookie day, too. But since mine tend to be slice-and-bake, I suspect I’d get run out on a rail :)

JacquelineM

gmathis – we accept all abilities :) We are Equal Opportunity Cookie Monsters!!!!

Jaime

I admit, I wasn’t a big fan of this one, so I was a little worried you’d not like it. I’m so glad you enjoyed 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

Location

Collingswood, NJ

Website

http://jackiemania.wordpress....

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