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Nice hardy tea for the morning or throughout the day for a nice little pick-me-up!

All comparisons for this tea are up against the more “crude” characteristics of Lipton’s Brisk Tea.

Aroma: A lively but delicate aroma of Assam, Ceylon, Darjeeling and Sri Lanka. This tea smells lively without the “zingy” tannins that tweak the nose.

Taste: Same as aroma. This tea is complex and yet simultaneously delicate; it’s awakening and yet again, smooth. Adjectives: Awakening, complex, delicate [nice on the palate, but can hold it’s own], smooth, sprightly and mouth filling without the heaviness. Bigger and more complex than an Yunnan but more gentlemanly and urbane than the “crude” Lipton Brisk Tea.

Aftertaste: It leaves an impression on one’s palate like a haunting tune [Beethoven’s “Moonlight Sonata”]. It is mouth-filling without being heavy. The after effects of an Assam and Darjeeling [hardier than a Ceylon or Sri Lanka] than a softer linger of more delicate teas.

A nice tea to have in one’s collection; something to be pulled-out for guests for a nice afternoon tea, not so much for a morning jolt. Save the Lipton Brisk Tea for the morning as a kick-start for waking up.

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more
MacchaMan

hey ru06, I’ve noticed under your profile that you only drink Harney & Sons tea, why not try other brands? Zhena’s Gypsy Tea and Steven Smith Teamaker are a couple of excellent brands to try…hmmm?

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MacchaMan

hey ru06, I’ve noticed under your profile that you only drink Harney & Sons tea, why not try other brands? Zhena’s Gypsy Tea and Steven Smith Teamaker are a couple of excellent brands to try…hmmm?

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