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drank Morgan Blend Tea by Simpson & Vail
1769 tasting notes

Many thanks to Hesper June for this tea! What a puzzlement when I looked this up, because I did got detect bergamot AT ALL which goes to show that I need a lot more development in my tasting ability!

I was making Snickerdoodles when youngest made this tea so I didn’t get to smell the dry leaf. Had I done so, I would definitely have picked up a lovely, fruity, juicy bergamot aroma. By the time I sat down at the tea table think we were trying two different plain lapsangs, the tea was made and I gave each pot a sniff. This one had the richest, most bacon-y aroma, nice and smoky for this chilly, rainy day. I tried this one first because I thought it smelled the smokiest and the best.

It was very good, with rich layers of flavor. It was heartening and delicious with our cookies. The result of this tea tasting was a bit of a surprise, though, as we ended up being joined by a new tea drinker halfway through who had fun lending his opinion as well.

The final word, both were great! Thank you, Hesper June!

Hesper June

I like this tea, but I actually increase the leaf almost double when I am making it, especially if its my morning brew.
I found that it makes the bergamot and the smoke notes emerge more.

ashmanra

I will try that!

TeaBrat

This sounds good too. :)

Hesper June

;) I will send you some of this too, Amy

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Hesper June

I like this tea, but I actually increase the leaf almost double when I am making it, especially if its my morning brew.
I found that it makes the bergamot and the smoke notes emerge more.

ashmanra

I will try that!

TeaBrat

This sounds good too. :)

Hesper June

;) I will send you some of this too, Amy

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I am a music teacher and homeschooling mom who started drinking loose leaf tea about four years ago! My daughters and I have tea every day, and we are frequently joined by my students or friends for “tea time.” Now my hubby joins us, too. His tastes have evolved from Tetley with milk and sugar to mostly unadorned greens.

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