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Yet another sample from Rare Tea Republic that I am attempting to purge from my cupboard… like Azzrian at first I was under the impression that this was a black tea and I also had to look up where Bihar is (Northern India – it borders on Nepal).

I tried to follow the RtR steeping parameters which said 5 minutes at 205 F.

I definitely am getting a butternut squash/pumpkin sort of flavor here in the aroma as well as the flavor of this tea, which is a clear light orange. This is a nice mellow brew, pleasantly sweet, and yes I’m getting some apricot as well.

Very enjoyable although it wouldn’t be a “must have” item for me, which is probably just as well since RTR is no longer around.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 0 sec
Cheryl

Republic of Tea’s website has added a lot of the teas that were previously sold through Rare Tea Republic (not this one though…just looked). Under the “Loose Leaf Tea” tab, the 2nd choice is “Rare Loose Leaf Tea”. Saw it when linking from one of their emails.

TeaBrat

thanks for that…

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Cheryl

Republic of Tea’s website has added a lot of the teas that were previously sold through Rare Tea Republic (not this one though…just looked). Under the “Loose Leaf Tea” tab, the 2nd choice is “Rare Loose Leaf Tea”. Saw it when linking from one of their emails.

TeaBrat

thanks for that…

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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. :)

Live in San Francisco, I’m a SINK (single income, no kids) and love the urban life, but traveling out to the middle of nowhere is always fun too.

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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