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thank you cteresa for sharing this blend with me.
I really appreciated it and wasn’t impressed by the high ratings because never heard about this tea before cteresa proposed to send me some. So didn’t get high expectations.

To me, it’s not so strong.Malty but not too much (thanks God it is Chinese teas, not an Assam) I get the chocolate but in a different way comparing so many teas, it’s perfectly balanced with other notes, floral & fruity.
The tea base is really perfect, no astringency in my cup, is there a keemun as part of the tea mix ?
I had this tea in the evening and had no problem to sleep, really fantastic.
A beautiful tea to get whenever I want.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 45 sec
cteresa

I liked this one very much (this and Harney´s bagged sencha, though have been underwhelmed by other very popular teas of theirs I have tried). I also sent a sample of this to Barbara which liked it as well, and we have been shocked at the shipping costs – last year shipping this and another tin and a a couple samples was about 14 dollars, right now it´s 40 dollars for a similar package and it´s not even flat rate (order 10 tins for the same price!) as is at theodor and mariage freres. Nice tea but not worth it.

A very similar IMO tea to this one is Twinings´ Prince of Wales Blend – smokier I think, but maybe my favorite (I do like smokier!(

Barbara

I’m just drinking my first cup of Prince of Wales. It’s similar but indeed a bit smokier and a bit more malty IMO. Although I’d still like to have Queen Catharine aswell, it was a good recommendation. Thanks ceteresa!

cteresa

You are welcome, glad it was a useful recommendation – I got 3 Twinings teas as staples, Prince of Wales, Lady grey and their lapsang Souchong. Neither is the very best of their type of tea but they are so very reliable and easy to find and not expensive…

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cteresa

I liked this one very much (this and Harney´s bagged sencha, though have been underwhelmed by other very popular teas of theirs I have tried). I also sent a sample of this to Barbara which liked it as well, and we have been shocked at the shipping costs – last year shipping this and another tin and a a couple samples was about 14 dollars, right now it´s 40 dollars for a similar package and it´s not even flat rate (order 10 tins for the same price!) as is at theodor and mariage freres. Nice tea but not worth it.

A very similar IMO tea to this one is Twinings´ Prince of Wales Blend – smokier I think, but maybe my favorite (I do like smokier!(

Barbara

I’m just drinking my first cup of Prince of Wales. It’s similar but indeed a bit smokier and a bit more malty IMO. Although I’d still like to have Queen Catharine aswell, it was a good recommendation. Thanks ceteresa!

cteresa

You are welcome, glad it was a useful recommendation – I got 3 Twinings teas as staples, Prince of Wales, Lady grey and their lapsang Souchong. Neither is the very best of their type of tea but they are so very reliable and easy to find and not expensive…

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First, please forgive me for my English and all the grammatical mistakes you’ll find in my posts.
As English isn’t my mother tongue it sometimes makes things more difficult to express cleverly and accurately what I feel.

I was mainly in black flavoured teas, green as well if not bitter.
I’m now drinking much straight teas because my palate is now developed enough to appreciate them .

My favourite brands are : Mariage Frères,Theodor,Butiki Teas,Dammann Frères, Betjeman & Barton.
My ratings are as follow :

100 to 95 : my darlings; always in my cupboard

94 to 90 : Excellent tea, often in my cupboard

89 to 80 : very good tea, a pleasure to drink it

79 to 70: not bad even nice, why not having it sometimes, but well, not so urgent !

69 to 50 : Meh, deceptive or just not for me – but has some qualities

49 to 30 : I just don’t appreciate it

Under 30 : is this tea ?!?!?

My tea blog (in French)
http://thevangeliste.wordpress.com/

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Paris, France

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