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So I am finishing off the last of my sample of this from Sil before my order comes in the mail sometime next week. Sil had also sent me a sample Gout Russe Doushka by Dammann Freres a long time ago. That tea’s history is about putting a slice of orange in the tea; and it also tastes awesome. So I thought I am going to put a slice of orange in my tea today to see how awesome it will be.

I brewed up a cup of the tiger assam as normal. Then added a whole slice of orange. The orange slice floated on the top of the cup, so for the first couple of sips I felt like I was sipping my tea through the orange. But that doesn’t matter because it was delicious. This is my new favourite.

I taste the boldness but smoothness of the assam. It is strong, with a kick, but not so strong it makes you cringe. The orange slice adds a bit of sweetness. It is not sweetness like adding sugar, but more like the natural sweetness that is found in the rind of the orange. There is also a slight tartness from the orange, that works well with the boldness of the assam. There is a very light natural orange flavour underneath the flavours of the malty assam.

I think this is going to become commonplace when I drink black teas.

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205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 0 sec
Sil

neat! I’ll have to try that next time i happen to have an orange in the house :)

Terri HarpLady

I’ve actually also been thinking of trying putting an orange slice in my tea, & when we were at the store monday Leif asked to get some oranges, so I’m going for it!

As an aside, the London Tea room has a blend called Jubilee, which is a blend of black tea, orange, & bergamot. Although I’m not a huge fan of earl grey, it is pretty good when I’m in the right mood, & that is one of Tony’s favorite blends. Sometime when he has some, I’ll send you a sample Lala (& you too Sil…if you want to brave the bergamot, LOL)

Lala

That sounds awesome, Terri!

Sil

Always!

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Sil

neat! I’ll have to try that next time i happen to have an orange in the house :)

Terri HarpLady

I’ve actually also been thinking of trying putting an orange slice in my tea, & when we were at the store monday Leif asked to get some oranges, so I’m going for it!

As an aside, the London Tea room has a blend called Jubilee, which is a blend of black tea, orange, & bergamot. Although I’m not a huge fan of earl grey, it is pretty good when I’m in the right mood, & that is one of Tony’s favorite blends. Sometime when he has some, I’ll send you a sample Lala (& you too Sil…if you want to brave the bergamot, LOL)

Lala

That sounds awesome, Terri!

Sil

Always!

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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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