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T.C. sent me just enough of this to make a ~20 oz pot of Ontario Icewine, which put uberpressure on me not to screw it up with heat or oversteeping (I ruined a perfectly good re-steep earlier because SQUIRREL). TA-DA, a perfect pot! Lucky me!

After a 30 second brew this is amber-colored and strong, with a fruity, slightly sharp white wine aroma. It has the bright mouthfeel of other wine teas I’ve tried, and the sip is impressively well-balanced (IMO) between the delicate white tea flavor and the wine. I can taste both easily and there’s a harmony of flavor between them I really enjoy.

There’s nothing fake about it, which is usually where a tea and I part ways.

Anyway, the leaves were a little beat up from their trip in the envelope, so there’s a lot of detritus in the bottom of the pot. I have a sinking suspicion that it will be bitter by the time I get to the rest of it, but we’ll see.

I managed to leave most of the swirly leaf powder in the pot. I’m smelling sweet spring flowers now in addition to the juicy wine grape. Yum!

Now I’m sad I don’t have any more. But you bet I’ll try to re-steep it later and see how it goes. Thanks again, T.C.! Great cup.

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170 °F / 76 °C 0 min, 30 sec
Becky

And the resteep is also great, if milder. I could drink a gallon of this.

T.C.

Glad you enjoyed it! It’s the one “hit” I’ve found from NMTC. I’m getting in some more Icewine from another company to try and compare the two, but have a feeling I’ll be reordering from NMTC soon.

Becky

I’ll be interested to hear what you think of the other brand of icewine. It’s a little spendier than I realized, so I’ll have to choose my tea orders carefully until money’s a little less tight. :)

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Becky

And the resteep is also great, if milder. I could drink a gallon of this.

T.C.

Glad you enjoyed it! It’s the one “hit” I’ve found from NMTC. I’m getting in some more Icewine from another company to try and compare the two, but have a feeling I’ll be reordering from NMTC soon.

Becky

I’ll be interested to hear what you think of the other brand of icewine. It’s a little spendier than I realized, so I’ll have to choose my tea orders carefully until money’s a little less tight. :)

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I love tasting things. Slowly, I’m getting better at it.

I am a coffee convert; the 5+ cups of strong coffee I used to drink every day has trickled down to 1-2 cups a week, if a pot’s already brewed and I’m feeling lazy. Otherwise, tea all the way!

It’s been a few months now, which is enough for me to know that everyone likes different things about their cup. Personally I like my teas the way I like my men—strong and naked, with no artificial flavors or preservatives. Also dry, and in a tin. Hah!

Life is interesting and occasionally irritating. Because of this, I am sometimes laser-eyed, but a nice cup of tea usually helps.

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