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I feel so exhausted tonight…and lazy. I have just enough energy to jot down some quick impressions:

Scent: Almost sweet and a little like pine?
Color: Typical black tea appearance—deep brown amber liquid.
Taste: Astringent and woodsy with a hint of menthol—but it’s not mint. This is not as strong as Thomas Sampson—it’s much lighter-bodied.
Images: For some reason I’m reminded of those old-fashioned lacquered chinese jewelry boxes. My mom had a few. Maybe it’s the wooden aspect of the taste.
Final Thoughts: A classic black tea with an “antique” feel to it. Very easy to drink and not bitter.

UPDATE: This is so strange—I’m now on my 3rd infusion and it’s not just getting mellower, but sweeter too! A smooth and smokey honey note.

I think Jackee’s a bit shy—he lowers his guard and sweetens up only after he gets to know you.

I ♥ NewYorkCiTEA

Nice tealog and Jackee-love. End of my comment string. I just noticed, I’m a virgo too. =)

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I ♥ NewYorkCiTEA

Nice tealog and Jackee-love. End of my comment string. I just noticed, I’m a virgo too. =)

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Virgo Sun, Pisces Moon, Aries Rising

My ratings are purely subjective and each note varies according to my perception and mood at the moment. So, with that said, my rating scale can be deciphered as follows:
90-100: I am in love! A must have at all times! :D
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79-70: This is okay. Glad I tried it. Might get more. :)
69-60: Meh. I’m indifferent. Neither here nor there, this is Tea Purgatory. :/
59-under: Mediocre and Sad. Really not good enough to try again. A disappointment. :(

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