52 Tasting Notes

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A friend picked this up for me at the Ren Faire and I love it! The high note of this is the oolong, but I can taste a hint of something else that might be a green tea.

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drank Tsarevna by Kusmi Tea
52 tasting notes

I have a special relationship with Kusmi Tea’s Prince Vlad. It is heaven. It is joy. It is love. The company that makes it is also very generous, and always sends samples of other teas to try. Gift with purchase? Everybody loves that!

This was among the three teas they sent along with my dear Prince Vlad.

The description on the single serving bag (black tea, spices, orange) made me think that this would be close to an Earl Grey. Oh, the error of my thinking.

First sip: No. But maybe I didn’t give this a proper try.

Second sip, followed by a few more consecutive sips: My taste buds are no longer on speaking terms with me.

This reminds me of a rooibos, only more unsettling since I thought I was going to send my mouth on an earl grey journey. Website shows it has licorice. That explains things.

Flavors: Licorice

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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90

This one shocked me in two ways:
1) I’d never seen the elusive American Breakfast with my own eyes.
2) It tastes like Yorkshire or PG Tips.

Very strong, very pleasant, and very black.

And of course the American tea would have 50% more caffeine. It’s the American way.

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100

This tea is my idea of heaven. I discovered it at a local tea room in Delray called Shaffer’s and it’s now the only thing I drink whenever I go there. Apart from the lovely moniker, the taste and aroma are spellbinding to an Earl Grey lover. Even the blue hue of some of the flowers in this loose tea are breathtaking. I could seriously compose a sonnet to this tea.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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90

I’d had pumpkin chai in my cupboard for a couple of years and never had another chai mash-up before until now. This is really quite devine. The vanilla is nice and light and really compliments the chai in a very delicious way. Another one of those teas that I’d prefer to drink in cold weather that Florida does not permit me to experience.

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65

It’s one of those teas that cares more about being organic than tasting good.

Read full review on http://bunnyscuppa.blogspot.com/2014/02/teatulia-earl-grey.html

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65

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65

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Oh dear Tea Gods, I didn’t know what blasphemy I was about to drink. This tea comes with stevia in it. I did not know this until afterwards when I looked it up to see why I hated this tea drinking experience. Who would do that!?! I only drink my tea “black” and they didn’t allow for that by forcefully adding sweetener to it. And it was thick with this sweetness. Luckily my husband just traded to get a bag of this and I don’t have a box of it to glare menacingly at. Yuck!

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It’s downright freezing in Florida today – a whopping 50-something degrees which is strange for my phallic-shaped state. Which means it’s time to try those wintery teas that I’ve been saving just for a cold front. I don’t know much about the Stash brand except that I think they sell it at Target and I think I remember it being pricier than your average grocery store brand. All that indefiniteness aside, it wasn’t as strong as other chai’s I’ve had. It also seemed to have more cinnamon than most other chai’s, too. It was still very pleasant, but I think I just might prefer my Twinings Pumpkin Spice Chai. You’d think Twinings paid me by the way I always go on about how much I love them. The fact that I go on and on about them this much for free should say something about how much I love them. Or that I just like to give it away for free – that didn’t COME OFF RIGHT! Anywho…. back to my cuppa.

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Only been immersed in the world of tea for about two years. Emilie Autumn’s advocacy of the beverage really made me want to get brewing and enjoying this drink I knew so little of for all my life. Now my cabinets overfloweth! Also, I drink all my teas plain…. because I’m just that gangster, yo.

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