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Still working my way through the Simpson and Vail order I received yesterday. This tea smells very fruity in the tin and has purple flowers in it. :)

This was steeped for around 3 minutes and soymilk was added, but I think it would be very good plain as well. This tea is hefty enough for morning but would also be good as an afternoon tea. The currant flavor is light and not too sickening like some currant teas can be. The description says China and India teas but I’m not sure I could place which ones – perhaps a yunnan and an assam? In any case I definitely like this blend and am happy I got a tin of this. It will be a great everyday drinker.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 30 sec
Nik

Such a beautiful tea! (That’s not something to which I usually pay any attention, so I find this one especially remarkable.) I couldn’t find any Ribena at my usual supermarket the last time I was there. I’m itching to sweeten one of these currant teas with just a few drops of Ribena. =)

TeaBrat

Ribena – I have no idea what that even is… lol

Nik

Oh, I’m sorry, I always include links and completely forgot.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ribena

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Nik

Such a beautiful tea! (That’s not something to which I usually pay any attention, so I find this one especially remarkable.) I couldn’t find any Ribena at my usual supermarket the last time I was there. I’m itching to sweeten one of these currant teas with just a few drops of Ribena. =)

TeaBrat

Ribena – I have no idea what that even is… lol

Nik

Oh, I’m sorry, I always include links and completely forgot.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ribena

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I am a fan of many different teas but my favorites are blacks and oolongs, chai, also like darjeeling and pu-erh. I’n always learning and expanding my horizons!

Dislikes include: bergamot, jasmine, highly tannic or bitter teas, overly judgmental and bitter people. :)

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I tend to not drink things I know I will hate so a lot of my tea ratings are on the higher side. Here’s my rating system, sorta

95-100 I love this tea and would like to keep it around

94-90 An excellent tea which I may or may not repurchase

89-80 Pretty good, above average

79-70 Acceptable

69-60 Mundane – Will probably drink it if I have it

59-50 Ick

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