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Hello 500! And tea of the afternoon……

I owe the consumption of this tea to the lovely ashmanra. She sent me a sample a while ago, and that is the reason this tea made it onto my most recent Harney order. Thank you, again!

Love this….cocoa, honey, slight smoke, and yes, I still get bacon. Yum!

Steeped in the teapot by the usual way…..

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
Dinosara

Happy 500 tasting notes! I just hit 400 today myself.

TeaBrat

I need to catch up to you guys… :)

teawing

Impressive!

Fairyfli

wow that is alot of tastes! Congrats! What are your favorites from harney?

SimplyJenW

Thanks! I have lots of favorites at Harney. Hot Cinnamon Spice (Black and Herbal), Lychee, Vanilla Black, Valentine’s Blend, Keemun Mao Feng, Queen Catherine, Black Currant, Tower of London, Earl Grey Supreme, Golden Snail……

CHAroma

Congratulations!!

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Dinosara

Happy 500 tasting notes! I just hit 400 today myself.

TeaBrat

I need to catch up to you guys… :)

teawing

Impressive!

Fairyfli

wow that is alot of tastes! Congrats! What are your favorites from harney?

SimplyJenW

Thanks! I have lots of favorites at Harney. Hot Cinnamon Spice (Black and Herbal), Lychee, Vanilla Black, Valentine’s Blend, Keemun Mao Feng, Queen Catherine, Black Currant, Tower of London, Earl Grey Supreme, Golden Snail……

CHAroma

Congratulations!!

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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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