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Thank you, Steven Smith, whoever you are, for this awesome cup of tea.
I can’t say that #49 is my absolute favorite, because there are just too many wonderful cups of black tea out there to have just one, but in the world of Assams, it is definitely one of my most preferred top picks, & when I woke up this morning, this was the cup of tea I wanted to start my day with. So again, I thank you. :D

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drank Black Pearl by Mandala Tea
2895 tasting notes

Feeling better by the hour!
I’m happy to report that my taste buds are working again. This morning I tried a cup of Verdant’s Bai Mu Dan, & didn’t really report on it, as I just wasn’t getting much. Not the tea’s fault!

Anyway, I’m so happy to be tasting this tea again. It’s a very rich malty brew, but there is always a flavor that I just can’t quite identify. I’ve read everyone else’s review of it, & I’m not finding it in anyone’s comments, although I’m sure others taste it.
What is it? I can’t say. I guess I don’t have a reference point for it…yet!
But this is delicious, & I’m glad to have picked up a few oz of it on my last order. Now I think I’ll re-steep & play the piano for awhile.

Fjellrev

Yay for piano!

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drank Golden Yunnan by thepuriTea
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“Honey, I’m Home!”
And I’m so glad to be here. I got home last night, & I am convinced that the state of Florida hates me & wants to kill me. Every part of me was hurting…kidneys, guts, head, etc. I felt that way all week, with most of my symptoms gradually getting worse each day…aughghghghg.

18 hours later, I feel remarkably better, with all of the irritation gradually melting away. My appetite has returned as well. I put myself on an emergency GAPS protocol, ingesting only homemade stock (my freezer is full of single size portions) with freshly picked greens added. My guts are starting to work again! WHEW!

And finally, a cup of tea that tastes good!
(Falls to her knees, kisses the earth, reaches to the Heavens with a tear in her eye, & cries out to the Divine Universe), “Thank You!!”

Fuzzy_Peachkin

Welcome back! Feel better soon!

Cavocorax

Hahaha. That’s awesome.

TheTeaFairy

Being grateful is the best part! Glad you’re feeling better :-)

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Since my taste buds are on the fritz, no point wasting my high end teas.
Mom has a selection of teas here, so I went with a bag of this.
All I taste is bitterness. ;p

MsWhatsit

I only like a few of the Tazo teas. This is not a favorite for me either.

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OK….honestly, I probably shouldn’t be sampling this right now.
I can’t smell anything. My taste buds aren’t really working very good, but I really wanted to try for something that might be sweet & here it is. This was recieved in a trade from NofarS. There is enough left for me to try it agian, so hopefully I’ll give a better review later.

Appearance-wise, it is a chocolate colored tea, in small clumps that kind of resembles shu. There are pieces of almond & orange peel mixed in as well. And I added stevia, because I couldn’t taste anything.
And it helped…a little. I have a little bit of a sweet taste in my mouth, with the sensation of Shu, overlaid with the bright sensation of orange juice. In between sips these things swell up just a little, so that I’m either slightly tasting them, or imagining it based on the sensations.

Terri HarpLady

I just read the info on the tea, & I’m a little off base, but do you expect? :)

Dinosara

I brought some of this back from Paris but haven’t tried it yet. But yeah, definitely not a shu. :D

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Between the flat water & my flat tastebuds, there wasn’t alot of excitement in this cup today, but it was warm & I could fondly reminisce on what I know to be it’s awesomeness.

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I tried to create a page for this one, but it looks like the ‘add a tea’ feature isn’t really working right now. It keeps telling me I haven’t selected a brand. Oh well…

So I’m been sipping another of GT’s Kombuchas today: Third Eye Chai
I’ve never seen this one at the store in St. Louis, so I had to give it a try, & it’s delicious! I still think I prefer Gingerade, but this was a nice change of pace.

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I brought this along on my trip to FL as a comfort tea, & it is exactly that.
See previous reviews…

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drank Yunnan by Fortnum & Mason
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Another tasty tea from NofarS.
Sorry, I know my reviews are lame right now. I promise they’ll get better soon. :)

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Another tea from NofarS, this was my first cup of the day.
A nice bold Assam, I steeped the leaf twice, first @ 3 min & then again @ 5. It’s been a few hours since I drank it, so all I can really say is I enjoyed it & it was nicely satisfying. Thanks Nofar!

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I’m so excited to have found this community! I’m a self-employed Harpist (acoustic & electric – Originals, Classical, Rock, Jazz, etc) & Singer/Songwriter. My days & nights revolve around teaching at home, playing gigs, gardening,& fixing awesome food to eat. My schedule is different everyday, but I just go with the flow, & I sip a lot of tea!

My love of Tea began with Herbals back in the 70’s. One of my favorites was a licorice blend from House of Hezekiah, an old tea shop in Kansas City. There was also a tea with mint, rose petals, chamomile, etc called Nuclear Casual Tea.
In the 80’s I gave up caffeine, chocolate, alcohol, (& a few illicit substances…), and brewed medicinal blends & tinctures to support 4 pregnancies (all children born at home). In the 90’s my love affair with green teas began when I discovered ‘The Republic of Tea’. Their beautiful teas & packaging inspired my original song, “TeaMind”, from my CD “Zen Breakfast”. If you’d like to hear the song for free, drop by my website.

In general, I drink my teas straight, but occasionally I add a pinch of Stevia & maybe some coconut or almond milk (I’m allergic to dairy, gluten, & various other things & avoid most sweets.)

I’ve explored a variety of teas:
Whites tend to be a little bland…sorry
Oolongs – wonderfully sensual
Roobios – I’m not a fan in general
Puehr – a fairly new direction for me
I’m not a huge fan of flavored teas, but I do make exceptions, & I’ll try just about anything once.

And Black Tea, Oh how I love thee!!
I am on a quest for the most wonderful breakfast cup! I will find you, my Love!

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