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141 Tasting Notes

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drank Florence by Harney & Sons
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Delicious, rich, wonderful hazelnut chocolate flavor. Especially good with half and half and sugar. A great dessert tea; in fact, a dessert by itself.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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75
drank Elaine's Blend by Harney & Sons
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My order of 13 Harney and Sons samples came today, and this is the first I have tried. It is a complex blend of four different teas, all of good quality, but I found the four teas competed rather than blended well together. Strangely enough, I tasted the fruity Darjeeling flavor first, then the malty Assam, which I though would have dominated the tea. The Keemun and Ceylon flavors were in the background. I steeped this too long, which may have brought out the Darjeeling too much.

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205 °F / 96 °C 6 min, 0 sec
ashmanra

This one only gets three minutes from me! You are brave.

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70
drank Pomegranate & Raspberry by Twinings
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Boiling 4 min, 30 sec

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85
drank Pure Assam by Taylors of Harrogate
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Boiling 4 min, 30 sec

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70
drank English Breakfast by Ridgeways
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Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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93
drank Darjeeling (loose leaf) by Twinings
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Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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82
drank Darjeeling by Hampstead Tea
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Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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85
drank Assam Melody by Adagio Teas
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Boiling 4 min, 30 sec

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51
drank Leaf Tea (Loose Leaf) by Typhoo
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A typical English breakfast blend, similar to PG Tips. It is a finely ground tea, fannings rather than leaf. The first taste is a brisk Ceylon, followed by the maltiness of the Assam. But the tea is rather harsh and somewhat bitter aftertaste, even with honey and two packets of splenda, as well as half and half, to tame it. Oh well, at least it is not bland and tasteless like Lipton or Tetley. When I visited friends in England fifteen years ago, I thought this tea tasted great, so much better than American tea.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec

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I found this tea on iHerb.com and needed to buy one more tea to get a $10.00 off discount, so basically I got this for free. The leaves are full, not broken. It is very rich and flavorful, fruity, citrusy, exactly what I want a Ceylon to be. I couldn’t get a second steeping out of it, but the first was certainly worth the price ($9.95 for 2.5 oz. or about 40 cups).

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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I am a part time college instructor and also work in human resources in a family company. Apart from a rare cup of Lipton I drank in my parents’ home, I am a newbie to the world of tea. I have enjoyed Twinings and Ahmad bagged teas over the past month, and I am now just beginning to try loose leaf teas from Teavivre, Adagio, and Della Terra.

So far, I prefer black tea to green tea, and prefer to add cream or milk and sweetener to black tea. Unless the tea is white, green, or herbal, you can assume that I have added cream/milk and sugar to the tea in my reviews/ratings.

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Concord, MA, USA

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