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drank Spiced Brandy Shou Mei by 52teas
4833 tasting notes

Wowza!

The dry leaf smells like bubblegum. The spices aren’t real dominant in the dry leaf. But, once brewed, the spices really come forward, I SMELL ANISE! Yay!

Unlike some others who dislike Anise, I love LOVE love it. LOVE it. I love licorice, I love Anise, I love Fennel. It rocks my socks. It made me put this song on: http://youtu.be/HTTAPCUtbc8 and I don’t know why.

And I love that Anise is a strong component in this. The cinnamon, cardamom and clove seem to be sort of equally balanced, with the anise stepping just outside of their neat little box. Coloring outside the lines. The brandy flavoring is also strong, and as the tea cools slightly, I find that I like this even better than when it’s served hot. I like it sort of warm, not cold, not hot… warm. It warms me up better than when its hot, and it tastes like a warm, mulled brandy. Except that they put some extra anise in the mulled spices. And that makes me happy.

Sil

Ooooh I love licorice/anise

Em

Sounds amazing!! I love anise too. Made anisette cookies this weekend. They are delicious. Here’s a link if you’re interested. http://www.italian-dessert-recipes.com/anisette_cookies.html

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Sil

Ooooh I love licorice/anise

Em

Sounds amazing!! I love anise too. Made anisette cookies this weekend. They are delicious. Here’s a link if you’re interested. http://www.italian-dessert-recipes.com/anisette_cookies.html

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I am obsessed with tea!

I am a co-founder of the SororiTEA Sisters:
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I no longer write for the SororiTea Sisters but I am still the admin for the blog.

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The reason I’m no longer writing for SororiTea Sisters is because I am now the Mad Tea Artist for 52Teas:

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I’ll still be posting occasional reviews on teas here on Steepster, mostly backlogged reviews because I’m way behind on getting reviews posted. That’s why I’m keeping two accounts active at the current time – so that I can get those backlogged reviews posted.

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My favorite teas are Yellow Teas with most Oolong teas at a close second. As far as “flavored” teas go, I love Earl Grey, Chocolate and Jasmine teas.

I also am intrigued by flavored teas with an unusual or unique flavor combination, which is why I was very excited to be the Mad Tea Artist of 52Teas!

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