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This tea was a gift from my lovely SIL after her trip to Seattle. Given that I am still on my breakfast blend kick, I was pretty excited to try this one! I’ve never been to Seattle but being the land of coffee, I would anticipate any blend made for the city to be a bit stout, maybe a little foggy, too.

When I first sniffed this last night, it smelled liked boiled peanuts. Which was pretty cool ‘cause I’m a Southern girl and do love me some boiled peanuts. But this morning it smelled like straight up Keemun (which is a little disappointing because of my boiled peanut love, but at the same time comforting because I’m not sure if I’d love boiled peanut tea). The first sip, though, was full on Assam. Subsequent sips were predominately Assam-y (with a slight hint of cardboard and fair amount of bake-y) but with a smoothness of a Keemun, though not the smokiness.

The overall taste was something that I could totally associate with Seattle – on the stout end (but not to the point of meanness) and with a nice, dark, fuzzy, comforting taste (I’m calling that one fog, k?). It is somewhat like a smooth and slightly milder Irish Breakfast. If future cups are as tasty as this one, I could totally see myself wanting to keep this in stock.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec
Cofftea

Seattle! This tasting note actually made me burst into tears. I just got back about 4 hours ago and miss it already. Sound’s like an AMAZING tea!

__Morgana__

Gosh, haven’t thought about boiled peanuts in a while. Yum!

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88

This is a mild fruity rooibos. I’m enjoying it quite a bit while I recover from my cold.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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88

last cup…and good to the last sip. Sounds like a coffee commercial.

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88

Next to last spoonful…sigh. Time to find something new. As the fragments get smaller, its brewing faster. Probably more tea per teaspoon that way. Did a resteep too…was just as good as the first.

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88

Its getting HOT here and tea just doesn’t appeal when its 80 deg F in the morning. Still, this is such a good tea.

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88

This thing needs a blog to go with it. Disappointed to find out that Serendipity Teas only ship within Canada. I wanted to try some of that Buckingham Palace Garden Party that teaequalbliss wrote about.

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88

An excellent Ceylon. Dark rust red, just a hint of tannins. Good hot, gets better as it cools. I actually like this one when its down to room temp…seems to bring out the tannins a bit more.

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76

VERY expansive when brewed. One teaspoon will expand to fill a 1/3 cup strainer.
An excellent Earl Grey. Decaffination hasn’t seemed to take any of the flavor, and of course double bergamot is never a bad thing, is it?
This is a good late night treat.

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85

made in my two cup teapot with a heaping teaspoon (not the measuring one) and fairly hot water (185-190 F). Steeped the recommened 4-5 minutes for black tea. Nice clean tea w/o much after taste. Mild, not tannic, not acidic.

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85

Nothing new to add….just good tea

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85

resteeped yesterday’s leaves….still good 8-)

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85

first brew of the day…I’m getting hints of the Chai I drank yesterday (I never clean my tea mug…it has a certain patina to it ;-)

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85

Over ice with lunch. To watered down by the end, but tasty to start.

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85

Very light taste, not acidic or tannic. Lightly rust colored brew

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