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drank China Breakfast by Rishi Tea
161 tasting notes

I finally got the right mix on this one. I think it has a 5 minute max steep time. Anything over 5 minutes (at least on the 1st steep) will yield some crazy bitterness. Taken with milk and a teensy bit of sugar, this ended up being a really nice cup of tea. I wasn’t blown away like I thought I would be, considering this is a 2009 award winning tea. But, it’s good.

I’ll tell ya what DID make this tea better. Dunking in a tea cake cookie. Since my husband’s knee surgery, he has taken up baking to avoid extreme boredom while he is off work. I highly support his baking hobby…both because the holiday goodies are made AND given out…and as it turns out, he is a VERY good at it! Yay for hidden talents.

Off to make another cup…and grab another tea cake.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 30 sec
Suzi

Tea cookies make everything better :D Good for your husband for finding something productive to do while he’s stuck at home!

Jillian

It’s always good to have a man-creature who knows what to do with food (other than eat it). ;)

Ricky

Agreed, that this is a good cup, but nothing spectacular.

takgoti

Ooooh, nice bonus with the baking!

Janni

:D Excellent idea, especially since trying Cofftea’s molassas chocolate crackle yesterday really made me want to make molasses cookies. Maybe I’ll do that today, when I have my second cup of this. I’m enjoying my first right now, and it’s as you say—-nice and unassuming, and very smooth, but nothing spectacular.

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Suzi

Tea cookies make everything better :D Good for your husband for finding something productive to do while he’s stuck at home!

Jillian

It’s always good to have a man-creature who knows what to do with food (other than eat it). ;)

Ricky

Agreed, that this is a good cup, but nothing spectacular.

takgoti

Ooooh, nice bonus with the baking!

Janni

:D Excellent idea, especially since trying Cofftea’s molassas chocolate crackle yesterday really made me want to make molasses cookies. Maybe I’ll do that today, when I have my second cup of this. I’m enjoying my first right now, and it’s as you say—-nice and unassuming, and very smooth, but nothing spectacular.

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