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drank Hot Cinnamon Spice by Carytown Teas
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Anna

It’s cold enough again to enjoy this!

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First time, I think the water was too hot. I let the pot sit for a minute after boiling for the second cup before pouring it over the leaves, and I noticed more flavor. It’s not very strong, but pleasant.

This came in a set with five other LoTR themed teas that my sister (Em) sent me for my birthday. She’s cool like that.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 6 OZ / 177 ML

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I had a cup of this a while back after I picked it up at the fancy grocery near my house. I like smokey beers and peaty scotch, so I figured I’d enjoy a smokey tea. Turns out, this is an exception. I passed it along to my Dad, who likes lapsang souchong teas, and is amassing a collection of them as Em and I try and then pass off these teas.

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drank Chocolate Cinnamon by Rishi Tea
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I should have read the ingredients list, but I was swayed by the box label that said the words “chocolate” and “cinnamon”. I’m sure they are present, but the only flavor I can taste is the peppermint. This is a good tea, if you want peppermint pu-erh. If you’re expecting chocolate and cinnamon, look elsewhere.

In related news, I have most of a box of the tea if someone wants it.

Flavors: Peppermint

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So, I bought a couple ounces of this because I really liked the tuo cha I tried from Upton, and this didn’t require shipping, etc. It’s not bad, but the flavor is very mild compared to that one. I’ll drink through the rest of what I have, but I’ll be looking for another tuo cha (or just ordering some from Upton) in the future.

Preparation
Boiling 1 min, 0 sec

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85
drank Eight Candles by Della Terra Teas
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Enjoying a cup of this courtesy of my sister, who gave me about 2 oz of it last weekend. Yum!

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Tried a 30 second steep after a 30 second rinse because of all the comments about it being strong. Seemed pretty mild to me. Wil try a longer steep for the next cup.

First cup I had put a little milk and honey into. For the second and third cups, I drank it plain after steeping for 45 seconds. The color is still dark, but I have to dash off to work. Taking the other cake with me to sip all day.

The flavor is very mild to me. Slight earthy tones that are pleasant. No bitterness or acidity, so no need for me to have doctored it in the first place.

Thank you to Shmiracles for the two cakes I get to sample!

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 45 sec

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drank Weeping Angel Tea by 52teas
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79
drank Black Manas by Teajo Teas
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Earthy, but not too bitter. After the first couple of sips, I added a dash of milk to give it some sweetness. (Thank you to shmiracles for sending the sample!)

Flavors: Earth, Grass

Preparation
Boiling 1 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 6 OZ / 177 ML

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I’m a coffee drinker who appreciates tea, but until my sister got into it, I mainly drank a few flavored bagged teas (and of course, Southern sweet iced tea). I pull out the Throat Coat and Breathe Easy when I’m sick, but aside from that, teas have never been a daily part of my life. However, my sister has exposed me to a broader range of flavors, and to loose teas, so I’m now enjoying tea more often.

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