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41 Tasting Notes

drank Weeping Angel Tea by 52teas
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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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drank Weeping Angel Tea by 52teas
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Another sample from my sister. I like the butteriness.

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drank Maple Cream by The Whistling Kettle
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Saturday sipdown! I have too many samples of tea to drink. Decided to hit this one hard today, since it’s been grey all morning followed by a hard downpour. Without adding any maple syrup to it, it ends up tasting like a pretty normal black tea at this point.

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My sister gave me about a half an ounce with a bunch of other teas for my birthday last fall, and I’m just now getting to this one. She bought it about a year ago, so I’m guessing it’s not as strong as it was then.

I was surprised by the golden color when the brew finished. I expected it to be darker. The chocolate flavor was not over-powering, and I only got a vague hint of cherry when I thought about it. This is a nice morning wake-up tea with enough sweetness that I added only a drop of cream to dull the tannins.

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drank Irish Holiday by English Tea Shop
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My sister got this in a mixed set (nice find at TJ Maxx over Christmas break) and gave me this one. The flavor is much more interesting and complex than I expected. I prefer more orange and clove in my warm holiday flavors, but this has enough of similar ideas to satisfy.

Preparation
4 min, 15 sec

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drank Maple Cream by The Whistling Kettle
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Finally digging into the samples my sister gave me for my birthday.

I steeped for about 3 minutes, after reading comments here that 4 seemed too long. I tasted the tea plain, and the maple was very subtle, but present. Otherwise, a nice black tea. Added some half&half and a dash of maple syrup from the bottle I had just purchased this morning.

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drank Mayan Cocoa Spice by Yogi Tea
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Rich without being too sweet, spicy without being overwhelming. I like it.

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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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Richmond, VA

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