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My tea of the late, late afternoon… I can’t decide if I like this one more than Earl Grey Supreme. Light bergamot, very smooth base. I think it will require more testing……..

No idea on my brewing parameters as I am out and about, but it is yummy!

Preparation
Boiling
ScottTeaMan

I’ve always wanted to try this. Maybe I’ll get a sample next time I order from Harneys.

SimplyJenW

I only bought a few ounces to try, and am bummed I did not buy more. On the shopping list it goes.

ScottTeaMan

I just received a pretty big order from Upton Tea, so maybe a small order in the Fall. I like that they nearly always stock Mangalam Assam, but I’ll probably order the Nahorhabi Assam, due to the fuller leaf. HaHaHaHa….I guess I could start ANOTHER shopping list! :))

ashmanra

I haven’t tried this one…yet. I may have to add this to my list!

ScottTeaMan

Hey OHIO, look for some of my tea reviews on Upton Tea, I use the name Scott from Ohio. I reviewed a few White teas for starters. I’ll probably use them to guide my reviews here, unless I have the tea in stock of course.

SimplyJenW

@Scott…I will look for them. So far, I ave mostly ordered Chinese Blacks from Upton.

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ScottTeaMan

I’ve always wanted to try this. Maybe I’ll get a sample next time I order from Harneys.

SimplyJenW

I only bought a few ounces to try, and am bummed I did not buy more. On the shopping list it goes.

ScottTeaMan

I just received a pretty big order from Upton Tea, so maybe a small order in the Fall. I like that they nearly always stock Mangalam Assam, but I’ll probably order the Nahorhabi Assam, due to the fuller leaf. HaHaHaHa….I guess I could start ANOTHER shopping list! :))

ashmanra

I haven’t tried this one…yet. I may have to add this to my list!

ScottTeaMan

Hey OHIO, look for some of my tea reviews on Upton Tea, I use the name Scott from Ohio. I reviewed a few White teas for starters. I’ll probably use them to guide my reviews here, unless I have the tea in stock of course.

SimplyJenW

@Scott…I will look for them. So far, I ave mostly ordered Chinese Blacks from Upton.

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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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