Queen's Pantry, Leavenworth, KS

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Happy first day of autumn everybody!

Thanks to an extremely generous sample from ::Nicole:: I am celebrating the first day of autumn with a very fine cup of Glenburn Autumn Crescendo Darjeeling tea. I can think of no better way to bring in my favorite season than with a delicious cup of an autumn flush of my beloved Darjeeling tea.

This tea is ripe with flavor. Classic Darjeeling floral notes along with ripe fruitiness, a bit of astringency, some nuttiness and a wonderful caramelly/vanilla sweetness combine to make this a very fine autumn flush Darjeeling tea that is as fecund and fruitful as the magical time of year in which it is produced. I’m so loving it!

I hope that all of you out there in Steepsterland will take time out to enjoy a special cup today in honor of the beginning of this most glorious time of year!

Flavors: Astringent, Caramel, Floral, Fruity, Nutty, Sweet, Vanilla

200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 30 sec 2 tsp 14 OZ / 414 ML

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Tea friend Nicole sent me some of this earlier in the year; I enjoyed a little, then set it back for heavy drinking season (AKA those miserable weeks before Daylight Savings Time when you have to wake up and drive in the dark). Although I oversteeped a little this morning, there’s a good balance between the heavy assam bass line and the Ceylon/Darjeeling counterpoint. A good wakey-uppey that, steeped lightly or with a little milk, would also be a good afternooner.

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Two screaming weeks at work have left me chugging primarily tea I don’t have to taste. Today, on the other hand, I have taken a mental health day and enjoyed a cup of Windsor Castle in the a.m. sunshine with the cats. Ahhhh.

First conclusion was that this is a pretty mild black tea blend, but as it cools, the malty rye-bread Assam and that little Darjeeling uptick are there just before and just after you swallow. You just have to have a little time to think about it.


Enjoy your day! :)


Oh, enjoy! You deserve it! Dark clouds and drizzles for us! I would love a sunny spot outside right now.


Glad to hear you’re looking after yourself!


Ooooh, I adore mental health days. Good for you.

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This is a really nice blend. Robust yet smooth. Mild maltiness. I personally don’t get anything I associate with Darjeeling though there are greener leaves within the blend. Really nice, really moderate. It wouldn’t be a wake you up kind of blend but it’s a good any time of the day tea.

I haven’t been able to enter Queen’s Pantry for some reason in the tea description. It won’t let me add “Queen’s Pantry”. The store is in the database already as “Queen’s Pantry,” and “Queen’s Pantry, Leavenworth, KS” and in order to enter this tea at all I had to choose one of them. Hanging commas drive me nuts, so I picked the one with the location. :)

Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

lol someday the database will be cleaned up heh


Yeah. Things seem to be working better so I’m happy with the big stuff. This is little stuff. :)


for sure! i totally just want full rights to go clean everything up… it would take forever but man i would LOVE to be able to go do it


You and I appear to share the same anal-retentive organization obsession illness… LOL

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