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drank Elyse's Blend by Harney & Sons
972 tasting notes

Another add on to my Millerton Shop order…..I was intrigued by the honey flavoring in Tower of London (yes, I got a half pound of it!), so I thought I had better try this one.

The smell of honey is wonderful in the dry tea…..but I am sure I was not quite prepared for the light bite of the Assam in the tea base. It is a good tea, but I am thinking it needs to be a morning tea for me, or maybe iced. The Assam is not overpowering, but I can definitely taste it. It did mellow significantly with the second brewing, and I rather enjoyed that cup. I am currently thinking this is not a repurchase for me, as I tend to lean more toward smoother teas, and there are so many options. I will play around a little with steep times and see if that makes a difference.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
teawing

I am envious, I want to go to the Millerton shop… :)

SimplyJenW

I want to go there, too. (And I could if I could convince the hubster to drive 45 minutes out of our way on a long trip to Boston…but he’d rather pay for shipping!) I just emailed them an order, we settled up with a CC by phone, and they shipped it. [email protected] I imagine you could call, too.

teawing

I was confused…oops. Must be the heat down here.
I will do that. Insider trading like? :)

SimplyJenW

It was funny how it all came about. I was emailing through the website asking questions about what was availble loose at the shop, because I did want to stop on our Boston trip. They forwarded my message to the shop, and the shop said they could also ship. $4.50 for up to $25, $5.50 for up to $50, $6.50 for up to $125 and free after that. It is cool because their ounce price is based on the lb price on the website.

teawing

This will change things for me too, makes it much more cost effective.

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teawing

I am envious, I want to go to the Millerton shop… :)

SimplyJenW

I want to go there, too. (And I could if I could convince the hubster to drive 45 minutes out of our way on a long trip to Boston…but he’d rather pay for shipping!) I just emailed them an order, we settled up with a CC by phone, and they shipped it. [email protected] I imagine you could call, too.

teawing

I was confused…oops. Must be the heat down here.
I will do that. Insider trading like? :)

SimplyJenW

It was funny how it all came about. I was emailing through the website asking questions about what was availble loose at the shop, because I did want to stop on our Boston trip. They forwarded my message to the shop, and the shop said they could also ship. $4.50 for up to $25, $5.50 for up to $50, $6.50 for up to $125 and free after that. It is cool because their ounce price is based on the lb price on the website.

teawing

This will change things for me too, makes it much more cost effective.

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My motto: Drink the good tea!

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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