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In a few other of my tasting notes, I told a really long story about why I have a cupboard dedicated solely to apricot tea. I have been trying to get rid of some of this tea, so I decided to start cold brewing the decaf teas. That way I can drink it at any time of the day, and start sipping down some of my teas.
This one is a bit of a surprise. The smell of the dry tea bags is very soapy. I can’t quite decide why it smells soapy. I have cold brewed this a few times and it turned out ok, but nothing to write a tasting note about.
Today I cut back on how much tea I used. Im using a 64 oz pitcher, instead of using 6 tea bags, I used 3. This actually turned out really well. I didn’t even need to add any sweetener to it. There is a sweet apricot taste. It is a bit artificial though. You can still taste the black tea base.
I think I can cold brew this until the tea is gone. And then move onto the next one.

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Iced 8 min or more

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I am a lifetime tea lover.

I did foray into the world of coffee for a period of time, but I returned to my true love. I still, however, enjoy a good cup of java.

My all time favorite tea is Earl Grey, which I drink every morning, the stronger the bergamot the better. I definitely prefer natural oil of bergamot to artificial flavouring.

I mostly like black and dark oolong teas. My current favs are Fujian blacks, Keemun and Assams, and Wuyi oolongs. I gravitate towards anything with lychee in it. I also drink a lot of herbal blends but am wary of hibiscus. I do not favour mate, or pu’erh tea, although I have found a few blends that I like. (I so badly want to like straight pu’erh tea but it all tastes gross to me. I keep trying though). Rooibos, green and white teas fall somewhere in the middle. I find myself gravitating towards heavily roasted oolongs and teas from Paris/France based companies.

I love iced teas and cold brews.

My current tea goal is to make the perfect cup of chai from scratch – almost there…I think.

I am in love with the whole experience of tea.

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