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Second tea of the morning….. (SRP#12)

After seeing Amanda’s tasting note on this that it reminded her of Cadbury Mini-Eggs (my all time favorite chocolate…so thankful it is seasonal!) I had to pull out my sample and give it a try. Anything close to my favorite chocolate in tea form has to be in my possession at some point!

She is right. I get notes of chocolate and the floral of the jasmine just comes across as sweetness. I have to say that I really like this. It was on my shopping list before writing the tasting note. (Usually, I do the tasting note and then put it on my list, but if you can’t catch the subtlety in the order of events from someone who is usually pretty methodical about things……) Love this. Want. (But need to wait a bit. I may make this a reward tea of some kind. Now to work out the details of my quest/task!)

Usual teapot method. 5 minute steep.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec
Uniquity

I too love mini-eggs – only (in Canada at least) they are no longer seasonal! They are sold all year long now, this started last Easter or maybe the one before.

SimplyJenW

No, they can’t do that to me in the US! I cannot stay away from them for 2 months out of the year. How bad would it be for all 12? Ahhhhhhh.

DaisyChubb

I’m sitting here, looking into a giant bag of mini eggs myself. Thank you, post Easter sale :)

Dinosara

At least a few years ago they sold mini-eggs in sphere form at Christmas time, calling them ornament balls or something, but I haven’t seen them in the past few years I don’t think. Though I haven’t looked in a Walgreens, either, which was the only place I found them. I do have a bag of mini-eggs waiting for me when I get home from Asia… :D

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Uniquity

I too love mini-eggs – only (in Canada at least) they are no longer seasonal! They are sold all year long now, this started last Easter or maybe the one before.

SimplyJenW

No, they can’t do that to me in the US! I cannot stay away from them for 2 months out of the year. How bad would it be for all 12? Ahhhhhhh.

DaisyChubb

I’m sitting here, looking into a giant bag of mini eggs myself. Thank you, post Easter sale :)

Dinosara

At least a few years ago they sold mini-eggs in sphere form at Christmas time, calling them ornament balls or something, but I haven’t seen them in the past few years I don’t think. Though I haven’t looked in a Walgreens, either, which was the only place I found them. I do have a bag of mini-eggs waiting for me when I get home from Asia… :D

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Tea enthusiast, trying to keep up my cardio for the zombie apocalypse. I have come to accept that I am a western brewing black tea drinker as that is where my ‘tea heart’ lies. I started on loose leaf as a way to have my dessert and not suffer the caloric issues. Once I tried it, I was hooked.

I drink what I like, which is mostly China blacks, a few traditionally scented blacks and Earl Greys, plus a flavored tea here and there. I don’t mind spending a bit on premium varieties on occasion, but an expensive tea has to deliver. My favorite places to order are Harney & Sons and Upton Tea Imports. TeaVivre is great for Chinese tea.

My ratings are pretty subjective. If it falls under 70, I may not take the time to post about it unless I had something specific to say. If it is 70-80 I like it, but I will probably not rebuy. Favorites are over 80 and up, but sometimes the less expensive or more easily obtainable version of a similar taste will win out for my cupboard space.

Usual teapot steeping method: 24 oz teapot, 3 perfect scoops of tea (4 1/2 actual tsp), freshly boiled water, 4 minutes. Lightly sweetened.

Usual mug steeping method: 15 oz mug, 1.5 perfect scoops of tea (just over 2 actual tsp), freshly boiled water, 4 minutes. Lightly sweetened.

Usual pan method: 1 1/2 cups water, 2 perfect tsp chai (3 actual tsp). Simmer for 3 minutes. Add 2/3 cup skim milk. Simmer for 2 more minutes. Strain and sweeten.

Usual pitcher method:
5 or 6 Perfect Spoons of tea (this means about 7-9 actual tsp), freshly boiled water, brewed essentially double-strong in my 24 oz teapot for 4 minutes. Fill my Fiestaware Disc pitcher (about 60 oz.) halfway with ice. Add brewed double-strong tea to the pitcher. Stir it a little and enjoy. No additions.

(*SRP is my Sample/Stash Reduction Plan starting on April 12, 2012. I got so far, but just decided it was too fussy to keep track.)

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