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Yesterday my daughter found a really nice shop in our town that we did not know existed. It was a combo of a fine foods shop and a coffee / tea shop.
They had some loose leaf tea but no one was there to talk about it. It was in glass jars and I had no idea how fresh the teas were or where they were from.
My daughter got some gourmet hot cocoas, we each got some sweet treats, snagged a giant cinnamon roll for my hubby.
We got some carrot bisque soup from the deli (it was amazing!) and I snagged some of this.
I was not expecting much but I just really wanted to give it a try.
You see I went right from bagged teas mostly celestial seasonings and Biglow, to ordering loose leaf online.
Although we have some selection of Twinings bagged in my city the selection is not much at all – and all bagged for the most part.
Then I saw this cute little purple tin and thought “Why not?”
Well I do love the tin lol not that I will reuse it for this tea after – or perhaps not any tea, but the tea itself, its MEH.
I did not steep it long as others said it got bitter quickly, and even at only 2 minutes the tea was quite dark. I know its supposed to be CTC but the cut seems more like fannings, I had so many pieces at the bottom of my cup it was ridiculous.
I did not get much muscatel flavor at all.
I mean it was not horrid, but it was something I would expect out of a tea bag at a hotel at best.
Not really disappointed though as it was an experience I probably should have had much sooner and now I know.
I will probably use it for iced tea in the summer for my family who always comes by for iced tea. They don’t care if it is fancy and good flavor or not. They just want it made for them and ready to go.
I may also use it to test my blending ability with a butterscotch flavoring I purchased earlier this month.

Terri HarpLady

I’m a sucker for pretty containers! I re-use all of them. If they are carrying an aroma, I’ll wash & dry & air them out for awhile, but unless they smell bad, they get re-used. I let little Terri color new labels for them too.

Kashyap

yeah…probably the tea was stale (at this point most Darjeelings are at least a year old) and so the lack of muscatel would be the first victim of age. Funny…I’m drinking a Darjeeling today as well….and its extremely fruity, surprisingly so. We must be dreaming of the new crop coming up.

K S

My least favorite of the grocery store Darjeelings. If you get a fresh tin it at least has flavor. It not horrible but we can all do better.

K S

My least favorite of the grocery store Darjeelings. If you get a fresh tin it at least has flavor. It not horrible but we can all do better.

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Terri HarpLady

I’m a sucker for pretty containers! I re-use all of them. If they are carrying an aroma, I’ll wash & dry & air them out for awhile, but unless they smell bad, they get re-used. I let little Terri color new labels for them too.

Kashyap

yeah…probably the tea was stale (at this point most Darjeelings are at least a year old) and so the lack of muscatel would be the first victim of age. Funny…I’m drinking a Darjeeling today as well….and its extremely fruity, surprisingly so. We must be dreaming of the new crop coming up.

K S

My least favorite of the grocery store Darjeelings. If you get a fresh tin it at least has flavor. It not horrible but we can all do better.

K S

My least favorite of the grocery store Darjeelings. If you get a fresh tin it at least has flavor. It not horrible but we can all do better.

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Most of my reviews will be “snippits” of full reviews that can be found at http://sororiteasisters.com/
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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.

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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!

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