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Tea of the morning. I actually also drank this tea yesterday while I hosted a tea party for twenty-five ladies. It was a lot of fun, and everyone really enjoyed learning about new teas. There’s already talk of having a garden party this summer which I think would be lovely.

Back to the tea, this is such a staple in my life now. It has delicious notes of chocolate, fruit, and bread. It’s sturdy enough for me to reach for it in the morning, but it’s lovely enough to make me stop what I’m doing and enjoy a quite moment with a really nice tea.

Yep, I’m a fan.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 45 sec 2 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
looseTman

I’m sipping N.W. right now & it is enjoyable.

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88
drank Passion Berry Jolt by Tiesta Tea
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I don’t know what it is about this tea, but I am loving it right now. It has a nice passion fruit flavor and a fair amount of red berry flavor as well. Raspberry seems to be the berry note I pick out most often, but there’s a nice strawberry note, too. The base tea isn’t my favorite as it’s slightly on the astringent side, but other than that it’s really nice.

Maybe it’s because this tea is so summery, or maybe it’s because it’s some tasty stuff, but I’ve been drinking this pretty much everyday this month. This is easily my February favorite.

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81
drank Cafe Vanilla by Della Terra Teas
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This was my morning cup. A nice basic vanilla black tea. Nothing mind blowing, but a nice tasty cuppa. I think my daughter likes this one more than I do, so I’ll probably save the last few cups for her. That said, I will continue my hunt for my perfect vanilla tea.

donkeytiara

I’m on the same hunt…. have you tried Tippy’s Not so Vanilla or Canton Tea Co’s Vanilla Black? They are worthy…..

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88
drank Cinnamon Pear by 52teas
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I finished this off yesterday… maybe the day before… at any rate, it was really nice. There was a nice balance between the pear and the cinnamon, and the base tea had a nice malty note that blended in as well.

This is definitely high on my list of 52 Tea favorites!

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 45 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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83
drank Eggnogg'n Tea by Bigelow
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I used my last tea bag, and I have to say that this will go back on my wishlist. It’s a great vanilla/eggnog tea, and I enjoyed having it around this winter. I’ll definitely pick up another box if I spot it on the shelves next fall.

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This was my morning tea. I wanted something minty, and I really like the smoothness of the mint in this blend. I still have a fair amount of this left, so I’ll probably focus on drinking it down over the next few weeks. I know once spring arrives I won’t want to drink my winter/holiday teas, and I don’t want them to just sit for months and months. It’s a tough job… ;-)

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90
drank Almond Sugar Cookie by Wegmans
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I had this tea earlier this evening, and it was every kind of yummy. As always, I added sugar and milk, and, as always, it tasted like a delicious almond cookie.

This is so good I think I’m going to buy a bunch of it the next time I’m at the store just to have on hand. I’m afraid they’ll take it off the shelf soon since it’s part of the winter tea line. I’m not ready to run out of this tea/dessert-in-a-cup yet!

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

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96
drank Anji Bai Cha by Nannuoshan
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My last Nannnuoshan for today. I’ll save the oolongs for tomorrow. ;-)

Oh my goodness, I love this one. It’s smooth and buttery with a light sweetness and a delicate sugar snap pea flavor. I felt like I was drinking something decadent as I sipped, and I can honestly say I’ve never thought that about a green tea before. This tea definitely took me to my happy place. The quality of the tea is excellent, and it resteeps very well (a big bonus in my book).

Another one for my wishlist. Thank you, Nannuoshan for the chance to sample such a nice tea!

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 1 min, 45 sec 1 tsp 6 OZ / 177 ML
Amanda 'SoggyEnderman' Wilson

I am so excited for mine to arrive, Anji Bai Cha is one of my favorite teas ever!

Ubacat

So looking forward to trying this tea!

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90

This is a good one. There’s lots of malt, bread, chocolate and smoky notes, and they’re all very well balanced. It’s not a heavy tea, but it’s a full tea – if that makes any sense. I like the amount of smoke in this tea as it enhances the other notes in a really nice way. To be honest, everything about his tea is really nice. It’s just super tasty, and it’s going on my wishlist.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 6 OZ / 177 ML
TeaTiff

Nannuoshan has caught my eye. Must be all the reviews:) Which tea that you have tried is your favorite? You seem to have very similar taste as mine.

Veronica

I really like this one and I like the Anji Bai Cha. If you like green teas I’d give that one a try. It’s like springtime in a cup.

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89
drank Long Jing Shi feng by Nannuoshan
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This is another sample sent to me from Nannoshan. Thank you!

The first thing I noticed was how incredibly well sealed the Nannoshan sample packages are. I had to pull out my heavy duty scissors to cut through the packaging. Once I did get the sample open I could smell a nutty/vegetal scent from the leaves. I also noticed that the dry leaves were long and a beautiful bright green.

Once steeped the flavor was not as strong as I was expecting given the smell of the dry leaves. Instead there was a soft nutty flavor and a light sweetness. There was also a bit of a mineral note at the finish. The tea tasted clean and very fresh. Even though the flavor was soft it had a brightness to it as well that I really like in high quality Long Jing.

I kept wanting to say there’s a floral note in this tea, but there’s not. The natural sweetness of the tea along with the over all softness of the cup gives the impression of something floral-like. Overall, a very nice cup.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 2 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 6 OZ / 177 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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