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Caranda Fine Foods

Recent Tasting Notes

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Teabox B! I’m working on just doing one steep, rather than my usual two steeps that I usually do, since I have to work through this teabox and the one I started is on its way! I had both teaboxes last time too. I have no idea how that worked out!

After a 3-4 minute steep, this one seems a tiny bit brisk, but perfect for the morning. Somehow it reminded me of a CTC blend, but this isn’t. It just seems like that is how African tea tastes? I swear there was a hint of fruit in this one, but maybe it was scent contamination from something else in the teabox? This one is good to gulp down when you need your caffeine on the move, but it isn’t extra special. Maybe my water cooled too long. I’ll leave the rest of this one in the teabox since it is lacking in the plain black tea department… and I’m not sure I have many plain black teas to add.

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71

This is a gentle English Breakfast with a bit of a fruity flavor. Not much to really say about it. It doesn’t make me want to do an Irish jog but it’s not too shabby either.

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I probably shouldn’t have drank this tea this morning. I steeped the first one for my husband and I steeped it the second time for myself. Mine was lighter in color. I had bought a 3 pack of this off Amazon and finally opened this second tin. If anyone wants to try this send me a message!

Anyhow, it was mostly rooibos with some bits of black tea and colorful pretty safflower petals. The brew was red brown. Delicious! I added some sugar, but it didn’t need it. It is a good basic tea, but I won’t drink it until after June since apparently safflower is a blood thinner >_< Why didn’t I read into that BEFORE I drank this tea. Anyhow, I didn’t consume that much of it anyway. Still, since I worry a lot, I am worried.

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Wednesday Apr. 20, 2011
2nd Steep of the Day
Steep a Pot of Ashanti GOLD.
Great Black Tea with 23 Carot Gold Flakes infused.
Smooth Tea Flavor with some Lingering Smokey Hints.
Great Sipping Tea.
Keep on Steepin

Preparation
Boiling 1 min, 0 sec

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Tuesday Feb. 22, 2011
1st Steep of the Day.
Snow Cancelled Work Today So Went for the GOLD.
My Wife Steeped a Pot Of Caranda’s Ashanti Gold
This was a Super Treat, Great Black Tea Flavor.
With 23 Carat Edible Gold Leaf Added.
Makes me want to sift “or Pan” for Gold.
The Liquor Tasted as if the GOLD Was Infused.
Great Bold Tasting Tea.
Keep On Steepin

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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Wednesday Jan. 20, 2011
2nd Steep of the Day
Went with a Good BLACK TEA from KENYAN
This is a BOLD Strong Black Tea.
Great for Late Afternoon Enjoyment,
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Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec

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Lord’s Day Jan. 2, 2011
2nd Steep of the Day
Wanted to stay with the Black Tea Taste.
This one really does it.
Rich Bold Black Tea Flavor and Caffeine too.
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Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
gmathis

I like the deep flavor of the African grown teas. Our health food store carries a bulk tea from Zimbabwe that’s very inexpensive and great when you need a morning kick-start.

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Friday Dec. 17, 2010
4th Steep of the Day.
Back home from a traveling Tea Party.
Went with a Strong Black tea from Kenya.
Caranda’s Kenyan Premium was just the right Cup.
A Bold and Strong Finish form a day of Tea Partying.
Keep on steepin

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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Thursday Dec. 16, 2010
2nd Steep of the Day.
Great Black Tea from Kenya.
Full Bodied Rich Flavor.
Dark Brown Color.
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Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec

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Monday Dec. 13, 2010
1st Steep of the Day is this Caranda Kenyan.
Dry leaves smell like a standard Black Pekoe Cut.
After a 3 min. Steep in Boiling water.
The Tea is as Stated PREMIUM Great Rich Black Flavor.
Just the way I Like a non-flavored Black to Be.
Pure Kenyan High Mountain Black.
Check this one out if you like Black Teas.
Keep on Steepin

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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