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drank 1001 Nights by TeaFrog
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I also tried this tea today. A very good and even blend of black and green tea with a hint of jasmine at the end. The aroma of the dried leaves is very plain, with a hint of fruity sweetness. The aroma of the brewed tea is fruity and sweet again. The blend of teas makes for a smooth and very good brew. The jasmine only comes in at the end of the tea as a slight afterthought.

Very good. Highly recommended.

Angrboda

The name alone is enough to make me interested. :)

Pamela Dean

How do you brew a black-green blend? They baffle me!

Cinoi

Usually go for median time, hot water, not quite boiling, just before boiling for a time that falls in between the times needed for the two.

Angrboda

I have a blend that is mostly black with some green in. I’ve tried both brewing it like I would a green and with boiling water like I would a black, and I honestly can’t tell the two apart. Mine probably has less than a fourth green leaves in it though, so it’s possible that the black tea is effectively masking any misfortune the green leaves suffer. I think the ‘correct’ way to do it is how Cinoi just said. I used to do that too in the beginning with this blend, but I’ve grown lazy and forgetful since.

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Angrboda

The name alone is enough to make me interested. :)

Pamela Dean

How do you brew a black-green blend? They baffle me!

Cinoi

Usually go for median time, hot water, not quite boiling, just before boiling for a time that falls in between the times needed for the two.

Angrboda

I have a blend that is mostly black with some green in. I’ve tried both brewing it like I would a green and with boiling water like I would a black, and I honestly can’t tell the two apart. Mine probably has less than a fourth green leaves in it though, so it’s possible that the black tea is effectively masking any misfortune the green leaves suffer. I think the ‘correct’ way to do it is how Cinoi just said. I used to do that too in the beginning with this blend, but I’ve grown lazy and forgetful since.

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I am a sarcastic perfectionist, a computer nerd, a game geek, an avid reader, a gadget guru, a wine (and tea) enthusiast, and (in my spare time) a chemist.

As I mentioned, I am a chemist, research and development to be exact, so when evaluating tea, it is much like evaluating my products: I will find the flaws and do my very best to fix them because it is what I love to do. Along those lines, nothing is perfect, but can have perfect qualities, I will highlight those also.

I made a preliminary guide to my rating scale:
0-19 – Did not like anything about the tea, feel it cannot be saved without being reformulated.
20-40 – Did not like the tea, it can be saved with extreme amounts of tweaking (i.e., sugar, milk, honey and or blending with another tea)
41-60 – Neutral about the tea, it can be helped or hurt by additives or blends, varied temperatures and steep times
61-70 – Decent tea, needs a little bit of help to get it in the place I like it, but definitely not out of reach
71-80 – Quality tea, liked it, will try again
81-90 – Really enjoyed the tea, high quality, will continue to drink the tea, not looking for something better
91-100 – Loved the tea, will continue to brew and drink and spread the word about the tea to everyone

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