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This smells nice. Sweet and warm and cuddly. A bit like cinnamon toast without the cinnamon. So basically buttered, sugared bread. Mmm. I actually think the vanilla is corresponding to the butter and sugar thing. There’s another, almost blackberry preserves note in there. Very faint. I’m guessing it is the currant? I have no idea what a currant really is or tastes like (other than it is a fruit) so I’m not sure if that is how currant is supposed to smell, but that’s what I’m going with.

Taste-wise, it’s not as sweet as the smell. I’m picking up more of the blackberry-which-is-probably-actually-currant taste, especially at the end – it is the main aftertaste, very fruity – and not so much on the vanilla. It’s nice and I think a pretty easy to like tea, but I want something more dessert like. So for the remaining 8-ish ounces, I’m putting in a teaspoon of sugar and a splash of milk.

Hello berries! It’s very fruity now. Almost a mix of grape and blackberry jelly – not preserves but the sweeter jelly (might want to back off on the sugar next time just a bit). The front taste is very grape jelly and then a more blackberry taste comes in on the end. Yep, this would qualify as a dessert tea now.

Okay, this is not a complex cup. Sure, there is tea in there but it’s a backdrop for the fruity taste, especially once doctored. Straight it is darker, richer… more of an average-ish morning feeling blend with a fruity addition. It seems like a better quality tea base than a lot of flavored blends (I’m thinking Adagio here, which I don’t really enjoy their flavored stuff without milk and sugar) and very sippable with no additions, but it’s nothing more than on the good side of standard. The milk and sugar makes it very dessert-y though. The tea moves fully to the background and dark berries just do a little chorus line dance in the front of it, sequins flashing. Yeah, not a fancy or nuanced cup. But nice flavors and so I’m liking it.

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

The name of this tea is great. It makes me wonder about why it’s named The Naughty Vicar, actually.

Currants are usually compared to raisins, though I think they’re actually berries.

Angrboda

OMG TEA NAME FOR THE ABSOLUTE AND UTTER WIN!
Sounds intersting too.

LENA

LOL…that is a GREAT name for a tea.

Auggy

Haha! I was wondering why this name, too! I can’t even pretend I have a clue what it means but it is giggle-worthy.

And if currants are raisin-like berries, perhaps the grape/blackberry taste I was getting was fairly accurate. Yay!

Jillian

LOL, I agree with Angrboda, the name is so much win! XD

fcmonroe

The name makes me want to try it!

teaplz

Such a dirty old man name! EWWWW. But sort of awesome.

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sophistre

The name of this tea is great. It makes me wonder about why it’s named The Naughty Vicar, actually.

Currants are usually compared to raisins, though I think they’re actually berries.

Angrboda

OMG TEA NAME FOR THE ABSOLUTE AND UTTER WIN!
Sounds intersting too.

LENA

LOL…that is a GREAT name for a tea.

Auggy

Haha! I was wondering why this name, too! I can’t even pretend I have a clue what it means but it is giggle-worthy.

And if currants are raisin-like berries, perhaps the grape/blackberry taste I was getting was fairly accurate. Yay!

Jillian

LOL, I agree with Angrboda, the name is so much win! XD

fcmonroe

The name makes me want to try it!

teaplz

Such a dirty old man name! EWWWW. But sort of awesome.

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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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