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From the GCTTB 2.
I added this one to the database. I hope this is the right tea.
As most of you know, I love the Earl. However, I am a bit unsure about his Lady. Some blends I like, some blends I don’t.
This one is definitely very lemoney. There is a peppery lemon rind taste. Very minimal bergamot which is a bit disappointing.
This is a very light blend, smooth with a slight kick from the lemon rind.
Travelling tea box!
So I’m going to let this one air out a bit before I try it again because there’s a bit of a smokiness to it that I think likely came from one of the other teas in the tea box. First impression though, is that this has the potential to be a good little tea. Holding out on rating it though until I get a chance to let it air for a bit.
What a day! I had to go shopping for my packaging for the 12 days of xmas swap and ended up in Michael’s Crafts for TWO hours! I am no Martha Stewart, it was crazy in there! I had to step around women sitting on the floor pawing through things to make wedding favours and dodge women fighting to get the xmas stuff they were just putting out. Apparently there was a 40% off coupon.
Then I stopped by Steepers to buy a gaiwan. . . to have the person behind the counter say they had never heard of it! So I was there for an hour looking through some catalogs and showing him videos online. It was actually fun.
So I get home and brew up a cup of Maple cream and start building my tea packets. BoxerPapa wants to go out for lunch, I decline and tell him he’s welcome to take my car though since it’s much more fuel efficient. An hour later I am done and the phone rings. . . It’s BoxerPapa he says my car is DEAD.
Not that my battery is dead, my car is dead. The timing belt is gone. If it can be fixed he will fix it, but someone has to go get him so he can get his jeep to tow it.
So here I am waiting for them to tow my baby, the ten year old Tiburon. I hope he can fix her.
But, this cup is easing my anxiety slightly. I smooth and creamy. The peppermint is bold and there might be a hint of caramel!
YUM! Minor parenting crisis distracted me while I was steeping this one. I could hear my timer wailing but couldn’t get to it for 2 extra minutes! Made the best cup of this tea I have ever had. The sweet cherry came out more than the rose flavour. Very well enjoyed… and the crisis was managed!
Oh father of all things holy, this is AMAZING!!!! I could seriously spend the rest of my life alone with a hot cup of this tea and I would be content.
It’s so smooth and flavourful, but not bold and not light. It is a perfect cup. I need some time alone with it now.