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drank Boston Blend by Harney & Sons
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I’m a bit alarmed at how fast I’m drinking my way through the four ounces that I bought of this. I was thinking it would last me through most of the winter, but now I’m wondering if it’ll be gone by Christmas. It is insanely yummy. The cranberry and almond flavors are spot on and really, really good together.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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100

This tea. Oh my, this tea. I love it. I’ve sampled many Nepali teas this year, and this one has been my hands down favorite. It’s delicate but intense, and there’s so much going on with the various flavors that I feel like I’ve never done a good job describing it. Can I just say that it’s awesome? I love the rose-y floral notes mixed with the toastiness. There’s a touch of something spicy (like the thought of a hint of cracked pepper), a lemon like citrus note, the fruity muscatel flavor, and the pleasantly sharp wine-like finish.

Love this one.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
Sil

hmmm i’ll have to give this one a shot when i place my sot order.

MzPriss

I like this too

Veronica

@Sil – Yay! I need to place my own sot order soon.

Single Origin Teas

Glad to hear y’all enjoyed it! The first time I had this tea was about 8 years ago! It really opened my eyes to how a Nepalese tea can be similar to a Darjeeling and yet different. Someday when I open my tea shop I will devote a shelf to this great country!

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81
drank Lady Grey by Twinings
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I chose this because it’s quick and easy to make, but I do love the flavor. Like always, I add sugar and cream so that the tea takes on a creamsicle flavor. It’s a nice afternoon tea, and a great way to warm up on a chilly day.

darby

I love this one too!

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95
drank Golden Monkey by Harney & Sons
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My house reeks of paint fumes right now. I honestly didn’t know if I’d be able to enjoy my tea or if everything would smell/taste of the primer that’s on my cabinets and walls. Thankfully, this beauty has the strength to stand up to anything. The malt, dry hay, and raisin notes come shining through. This is just what I need to help me wake up and shake off the grumpiness that comes from staring down another full day of painting. On the plus side, my house is going to look great for Thanksgiving and Christmas!

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 45 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
MzPriss

One of my favorites!

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92

So it’s not cold cold here yet, but the weather’s heading in that direction. It makes me want to curl up with a blanket, a huge stack of books, my cat, and endless cups of tea. If I could hibernate that’s how I’d do it. Alas, I’m forced to go out and interact with the world even when the temperature drops.

Thankfully I had this tea to get me going. The cocoa and honey-sweet notes are really heightened by the smoke. It’s soooo good, and it continues to be one of my favorite breakfast teas. I think this tea would be stellar with a big breakfast of bacon, eggs, and biscuits. It could easily hold its own next to other big flavors. I can say with certainty that it’s yummy with a bagel and cream cheese.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec 2 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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100

My mid-afternoon pick-me-up. This tea never fails to impress me. I think this might be a life long love affair.

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84

From the SanTEA Claus TTB

Very yummy cooked apple flavor. There’s also cinnamon and nutmeg, but this isn’t a spice heavy tea. I like that the spices were used cautiously allowing the apple to take center stage. Not tasting anything that reminds me of pie crust, but I still find this to be an enjoyable tea.

Flavors: Apple, Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Stewed Fruits

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

Sounds delicious! I don’t think I’ve had a spiced apple tea that has really either a) tasted appropriately of apple, or b) been spiced well. Fitting for the season!

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82
drank Nutty Almond Cream by Tiesta Tea
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From the SanTEA Claus TTB

Backlogging from last night…

This is pretty tasty! Lots of almond flavor with a bit of sweetness and a nice creamy note. The hot pink color of the brewed tea threw me for a loop, but I did enjoy my cup. The fact that it’s an herbal blend makes it even nicer since I’m always looking for a good before bed tea.

Preparation
Boiling 7 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
Nightshifter

Wow, hot pink tea would throw me too! :)

carol who It is surprising since the dry tea is so beige looking :) It has cinnamon pieces and beetroot which give it the color.
Veronica

The color transformation is a surprise. I wish my daughter wasn’t allergic to nuts as she would love a hot pink tea!

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83
drank Apricot by Harney & Sons
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I was in the mood for something fruity this morning. I like the clean, fresh taste of the apricot paired with the slightly bready base tea. The flavors play off of each other very well, and, while it’s not reminiscent of pie or cobbler, once sugar and cream is added it is a great dessert tea.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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92

I thought I’d be wild and crazy today by having the other Andrews and Dunnham tea that’s sitting on my cupboard shelf.

This is such a good breakfast tea. It’s strong and full bodied, but there’s no bitterness or astringency. It has malt, biscuit, and burnt sugar notes… yum. Such a nice tea to greet the day with.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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Tea obsessed since 2010.

Some of my favorite tea companies are:

- Whispering Pines Tea Company
- Single Origin Teas
- Zen Tea Life
- Harney and Sons
- 52 Teas
- Teavivre

My Rating System:

100-95 = Teas I actively seek out and keep in my pantry. If you are a guest in my home chances are I will offer you one or all of these teas. Also, if/when these teas are discontinued I openly mourn their loss.

94-85 = Teas I truly like, often have in my pantry, and sometimes restock. These are my variety-is-the-spice-of-life teas.

84-75 = They’re good teas and I enjoy drinking them on occasion.

74-65 = These teas are ok, but not really my thing.

64-55 = meh.

54-45 = I will if I have no other option.

44 and below = Coffee, please.

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