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drank Ice Wine by Darlene's Teaport
1165 tasting notes

Thanks for the sample, MissB. :)

This smells quite grapey. Kind of like sweet wine but without the alcohol. I’m trying it without sugar or creamer first, as I feel that what I want to add would kill the flavour. I didn’t realize there was white tea in it (I noticed the different leaves, but it didn’t make it much further in my brain!), or I might have steeped at 185F, even.

Doop di do. Waiting for tea to cool is boring. This is why I like creamer!

Ok. This is pretty good, actually. Huh. It’s not wine, it’s definitely tea and sweet white grape juice. I’ll drink it, but I don’t think I’d purchase the flavour.

195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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