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I went to a tea room today! Whee! It was The London Tea Room (http://www.thelondontearoom.com/) in St. Louis and it was nifty!

They do a lot of the blends in house so I definitely wanted to try one. I MEANT to get the London Tea Room blend but due to a miscommunication (apparently they don’t speak Texan) I ended up with their English Breakfast blend. That’s okay, I’ll deal.

Now, from the rating you might think I didn’t find this an overly redeeming tea. It’s true that I didn’t love the taste of it – found it meh-ish… totally drinkable but not something I need to take home. BUT! It was neat in that I was able to identify what about it I didn’t like. It was that pesky cardboard taste that normal people apparently call ‘malt’. So yes, it was the Assam in it. Apparently, I’m pretty darn picky about my Assam (and the quality of my cardboard). The taste of the Assam was dominant and since it wasn’t as lovely of an Assam as Thomas Sampsom or Assam Harmony, it didn’t really blow my hair back. However, on the instances that I could taste beyond the Assam, it seemed like there was something good back behind there which, looking at the description, was probably the brightness of the Darjeeling trying to poke out. It was just hiding a bit too much. It was easier to find when I didn’t have milk or sugar in the tea, but ultimately I had to doctor the tea a bit because it is only gourmet cardboard that I can have straight and this was just the normal stuff.

I would like to say that the husband got their Earl Grey which was good and insanely fresh tasting in regards to the bergamot – and smooth enough to drink without milk or sugar. And my SIL got the Monk’s Blend which she sugared and milked to an almost insane degree however the sip I was able to steal was delicious and ensured that I bought some of that loose. Anyway, after my pot for one (two cups) of English Breakfast, I was nicely caffeinated and picked up 7 teas from them to take home with me (including the Monk’s Blend). I can’t wait to try those!

Yay tea room! (Wonder if there’s any chance we can go back tomorrow?)

gmathis

Tea room is on my wish list for next trip to St. Louis — we usually do a family run up there once a year!

teaplz

YAY! Love the overabundance of tea that is mentioned here! Total tea partay!

Angrboda

Hah! So I go to a cafe and want EBT and get Earl Grey and you go and want something else and get EBT. And neither of us were impressed. I still think it’s the way we set ourselves up to something else and our bodies refused to taste the mistake without bias. :p
Now who do we have to send to a cafe and what should they ask for, in order to get a review of the tea you had wanted?

takgoti

I love the big window.

That is all.

Oh, and WOOHAW for new tea!

That’s really all.

Auggy

And we were there the day this white stuff insisted on falling from the sky so that was pretty nifty since we got to watch it from the big ole window!

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gmathis

Tea room is on my wish list for next trip to St. Louis — we usually do a family run up there once a year!

teaplz

YAY! Love the overabundance of tea that is mentioned here! Total tea partay!

Angrboda

Hah! So I go to a cafe and want EBT and get Earl Grey and you go and want something else and get EBT. And neither of us were impressed. I still think it’s the way we set ourselves up to something else and our bodies refused to taste the mistake without bias. :p
Now who do we have to send to a cafe and what should they ask for, in order to get a review of the tea you had wanted?

takgoti

I love the big window.

That is all.

Oh, and WOOHAW for new tea!

That’s really all.

Auggy

And we were there the day this white stuff insisted on falling from the sky so that was pretty nifty since we got to watch it from the big ole window!

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I’m trying to be a better tea logger and actually post semi-regularly again! I’ve let my tea tasting senses become too complacent – it’s time for some focused and attentive tea drinking!

Sometimes my notices for PMs and such have been questionable. Email me at your own risk at aug3zimm at gmail dot com.


1 – 10 – Bleck. Didn’t finish the cup.
11 – 25 – Drinkable. But don’t punish me by making me have it again.
26 – 40 – Meh. Most likely will see if the husband likes it iced.
41 – 60 – Okayish. Maybe one day I’ll kill off what I have in my pantry.
61 – 75 – Decent. I might pick some up if I needed tea.
76 – 85 – Nice. I’d probably buy but wouldn’t hunt it down.
86 – 100 – Yum! I will hunt down the vendor to get this tea!

Not that anyone but me particularly cares, but there it is.

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