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A really nice surprising cup of yum!
My full review will post on http://sororiteasisters.com/ on Feb 2nd but for now here are some snippits:

Tim Finnegan’s Wake-Up from Cuppa Crew Tea Company tastes like a good merlot in my opinion. There is not a thing wrong with that! It’s no surprise it is after all an Irish inspired blend and since I have Irish blood in me I think I am politically clearned to say the Irish do love their alcohol although not necessarily wine. Okay now if I have not offended everyone I will continue. Alright so maybe my Irish blood is not thick enough for a stout whisky and perhaps this is spot on for Irish Whisky but to me I keep tasting that wine note, although I am far more partial to wine than whiskey. I hope my ancestors are not turning over in their graves.

The dry leaf is pretty with sprinkles of purple, and gold color from the calendula, and cornflower, and it has a lovely aroma. The steeped leaf expands to at least twice its size. I would not say it is a CTC but not entirely full leaf either. Beyond that description I really can’t say exactly what type of leaf this is, only that it tastes great! (note Cuppa Crew’s post cleared this up for me: “We use only orthodox tea leaves in both our standard Irish Breakfast and in Tim Finnegan’s Wake-Up, so the texture of the leaves is beautiful and consistent. We also like the somewhat mellower flavor of the full leaf versus a CTC blend.”

The folks at Cuppa Crew are awesome people with in my opinion a good sense of humor and good nature. I enjoy reading their web site and blog with the quirky sense of humor and antidotes.

Key notes in this cup are: Creamy, Wine like, Rich, Slightly Floral, Hardy, Robust, and Malty

Denise @ Nature's Tea Leaf

You had me at cup of yum…

Azzrian

Haha thanks that does sound sort of funny now that I think about it … the mind wanders and ponders ….. :)

Cattibrie

What a tea name. My husband is Tim Finigan. I will have to try and get some of this for him to try just based on that alone.

Azzrian

No way!!! How cool is that! Yes you absolutely need to get him some haha! Be sure you let the guys at Cuppa Crew know its for TIM FINNEGAN himself because they wrote a little note on the back of my package (what the tea came in) so it would be cool to have the note made out to your hubby! :)

Cattibrie

They don’t seem to ship to Canada :( I will email them later to see if I can. They frown on me shopping for tea at work for some reason.

Azzrian

Haha I bet they do frown upon that :) Yeah I would email then and see what can be arranged – you can always get someone here to send it to you if you have it sent to them – I have done that a lot for people.

Cuppa Crew

Thank you for the super kind words!

Cattibrie - shoot me an e-mail at <a href="mailto:johncuppacrew.com" rel=“nofollow” target="_blank">[email protected] — we’ll work something out!

Azzrian

That is awesome of you to do for Cattibrie!
And your welcome! Great tea!

Claire

I have to confess, I do love whisky…

Azzrian

Oh you may really want to get some of this then. I have never had a tea quite like it!

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Denise @ Nature's Tea Leaf

You had me at cup of yum…

Azzrian

Haha thanks that does sound sort of funny now that I think about it … the mind wanders and ponders ….. :)

Cattibrie

What a tea name. My husband is Tim Finigan. I will have to try and get some of this for him to try just based on that alone.

Azzrian

No way!!! How cool is that! Yes you absolutely need to get him some haha! Be sure you let the guys at Cuppa Crew know its for TIM FINNEGAN himself because they wrote a little note on the back of my package (what the tea came in) so it would be cool to have the note made out to your hubby! :)

Cattibrie

They don’t seem to ship to Canada :( I will email them later to see if I can. They frown on me shopping for tea at work for some reason.

Azzrian

Haha I bet they do frown upon that :) Yeah I would email then and see what can be arranged – you can always get someone here to send it to you if you have it sent to them – I have done that a lot for people.

Cuppa Crew

Thank you for the super kind words!

Cattibrie - shoot me an e-mail at <a href="mailto:johncuppacrew.com" rel=“nofollow” target="_blank">[email protected] — we’ll work something out!

Azzrian

That is awesome of you to do for Cattibrie!
And your welcome! Great tea!

Claire

I have to confess, I do love whisky…

Azzrian

Oh you may really want to get some of this then. I have never had a tea quite like it!

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Most of my reviews will be “snippits” of full reviews that can be found at http://sororiteasisters.com/
Posted every evening at 6 EST.
I usually try to post the exact date that the full reviews will post however sometimes post dates need changed so it may not always be correct. Generally the dates are correct however.

About Me:

Most of my reviews, although not all, will be quite favorable of the tea. This is not because all tea is excellent, but more so because I generally will not waste my time on an inferior tea. If I do not care for a tea I won’t continue to drink it let alone spend time reviewing it. If you see a review by me you basically know it is a quality tea. Granted it may not suit your specific taste buds, we all like different things, but as for a tea on the whole it is a good one, from a good company.

I am a spiritual advisor by profession.
I have two “young adult” children.
Four cats and three dogs.

Some of my hobbies include gardening, essential oil therapy, natural perfumery with essential oils, and cooking.

I look for complexity overall in any tea, dimensions to the flavors.

I believe tea should evoke a feeling, thought, emotion, or attitude.

I enjoy most all oolongs, blacks, whites, and greens.

I always love to try a good yellow tea.

I favor unadulterated teas but I do have my longings for a good flavored tea now and then so I don’t rule them out by any means!

I enjoy green rooibos don not like red rooibos.

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