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drank Smoked Earl Grey by The Tao of Tea
911 tasting notes

Okay, this time with a shorter steep and no additives and I’m much happier. The balance seems much better, the smoke is still there but not as harsh and the smell is simply delightful. Ultimately, though, it’s similar enough to Scarlet Sable that I’d feel repetitive stocking my pantry with this tea, especially when I like the slightly more complex flavor of SS. Still gonna enjoy this one while I have it!

Wait, did I just select something with rooibos over something without? That’s gotta be a sign of the apocalypse.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec
sophistre

Haha. It must be! Though it’ll be good motivation for me to go back and retry Scarlet Sable, now that Caramelized Pear has helped me be less afraid of rooibos again. I’ve gone through almost all of my Samovar stuff but that!

Auggy

You are a fellow Zojirushi user, yes? For me, I found that SS shines more when made with boiling water. I loved having it at work (electric kettle) then brought it home with the Zo and it was just kind of eh until I figured out it all out. I think it’s the only time I use that reboil button! :)

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sophistre

Haha. It must be! Though it’ll be good motivation for me to go back and retry Scarlet Sable, now that Caramelized Pear has helped me be less afraid of rooibos again. I’ve gone through almost all of my Samovar stuff but that!

Auggy

You are a fellow Zojirushi user, yes? For me, I found that SS shines more when made with boiling water. I loved having it at work (electric kettle) then brought it home with the Zo and it was just kind of eh until I figured out it all out. I think it’s the only time I use that reboil button! :)

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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!

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