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drank Scarlet Sable by Samovar
911 tasting notes

I love the smell of this. Sweet and smoky and spicy, it tingles in my nose like menthol. The citrus makes it clean and refreshing and the pine flavor (from a Keemun, I’m guessing) pokes a bit to do the same – not unpleasantly, just in a clean, walking-through-a-quiet-forest-during-a-brisk-autumn way. The lychee and lapsang (I’m assuming since that’s exactly what it smells and tastes like) combine to make it sweet, the lapsang and the rooibos make it smoky, woody and warm. This tea makes me think of a forest in fall – beautiful in a brown, earthy way, crisp and clean and perfect for a small campfire for ambiance.

This tea really seems to sparkle either in a smaller cup (8oz vs. my previous 12oz) or else done at boiling instead of just under. The woodsy note is the solid base of the tea but the hotter water (or smaller cup) really let the sweeter flavors dance. The citrus and sweet flavors pop just a bit more, making the tea really full flavored and just delightful. This is really just a fantastic tea. Love it so.
3.0g/8oz

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 15 sec
teaplz

Did you order a tin of this, Augster? This one is very complex. Love.

Auggy

I did! Love it too much not to! Such a delightful tea. Today was kind of a Samovar day – I almost had their breakfast blend instead of the Taylors of Harrogate Scottish breakfast. I should have gone with Samovar to make it an official theme day!

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teaplz

Did you order a tin of this, Augster? This one is very complex. Love.

Auggy

I did! Love it too much not to! Such a delightful tea. Today was kind of a Samovar day – I almost had their breakfast blend instead of the Taylors of Harrogate Scottish breakfast. I should have gone with Samovar to make it an official theme day!

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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!

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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!

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