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65
drank Strawberry Cream by Tea Embassy
259 tasting notes

A mildly flavored green tea with subtle edges of strawberries.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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65
drank Cream Earl Grey by Tea Embassy
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Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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65
drank Cream Earl Grey by Tea Embassy
259 tasting notes

An afternoon lift provided by bergamont and vanilla. Takes away the grey afternoon doldrums which rear their ugly heads.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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65
drank Cream Earl Grey by Tea Embassy
259 tasting notes

A mild Earl Grey with a vanilla cream accent. Light bergamont flavor. I suppose I would describe this tea as light or mild all around. Pleasing for when you are looking for a relaxing cup and not a rattle-your-teeth strong cup.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 0 sec
Cofftea

Considering my general preferences with tea I surprisingly like EG (I think it’ll be great iced this summer!), but I’m a bit hesitant to try cream EGs (unless cold) because I’m afraid they’ll taste like a hot dreamsicle.

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61
drank Lapsang Souchong by Tea Embassy
259 tasting notes

Great aroma, mild flavor. Goes great with plain glazed doughnut holes. Or a cloudy, cold, windy fall day. I have both, so the tea is very welcome!

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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61
drank Lapsang Souchong by Tea Embassy
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Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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61
drank Lapsang Souchong by Tea Embassy
259 tasting notes

A strong aroma, yet quite mild flavor. Smoky, to be sure, but not as “teethrattling” as other Lapsang Souchongs I have tried. An excellent tea for contemplation in the early morning chill as the rest of the world wakes.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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83
drank CS Lewis Blend by Tea Embassy
52 tasting notes

I’ve tried this several times in the past several days and liked it much more than I did when I first got it. The French Breakfast tea is much more of a favorite, but this has hit spot on several times.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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83
drank CS Lewis Blend by Tea Embassy
52 tasting notes

This is okay, but I don’t like it as much as French Breakfast tea.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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75

I tried this tea yesterday by brewing it in a tisaniere. It was good, but not great. Today, I fired up the Breville and really liked it. The instructions on the package directed me to use two tablespoons of the tea and to brew it at 180. I think the increased amount of tea helped quite a bit from yesterday’s approach, as did the slightly higher temperature than the hot valve on the water container in the office.

I like the viscous feel as I drink the tea. It is a pale yellow color; the flavor and fragrance is delicate and light. I’m getting some of the astringency that I associate with black teas, but not nearly so much. I’m guessing this is even less than some of the oolongs I’ve had.

Today, I like this tea enough that I’d add it to my regular cabinet.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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75

Good white tea. Maybe the white teas aren’t for me, though, as I missed some of the stronger tastes I’ve gotten used to in the black and oolong teas. I’ll have to try this one again soon!

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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98
drank Almond Cookie Green by Tea Embassy
364 tasting notes

Monday May 9, 2011
2nd Steep of the Day
Steeped a Pot of Almond Cookie
Great Almond Flavor with a Green Tea Base.
This Makes a Great Sipping while Reading Tea.
The Pot Was Good for 2 Chapters.
Keep on Steepin

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

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98
drank Almond Cookie Green by Tea Embassy
364 tasting notes

Thursday Dec. 23, 2010
1st steep of the Day.
A Good Hot Pot of this Fragrant Almond Cookie
This Makes a Great Breakfast Drink Sweet and Light
It is Different from my usual Black tea’s but very Good.
Glad there’s more then 1 Cup in this Pot.
Keep on Steepin

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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98
drank Almond Cookie Green by Tea Embassy
364 tasting notes

Wednesday Dec. 8, 2010
2nd Steep of the Day.
at 7:30 PM did a 2nd infusion of this Tea
6 Hrs. after the 1st steep.
The 2nd pot is JUST AS GOOD and STRONG.
Another 3 min. steep with 205’F Water.
It will be to late to try a 3rd steep today.

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

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98
drank Almond Cookie Green by Tea Embassy
364 tasting notes

Wednesday Dec. 8, 2010
1st Steep of the Day.
This was my wifes choice at the Tea shop
She enjoys light/Green teas more then my Blacks.
But the smell was what sold her on this one.
The Dry Green is so Strong with Almond.
You can’t wait to steep it.
A 3 min Steep in 205 (not boiling water)
Starts your flavorful journey.
Liquor is Clear Green.
with the same rich Almond smell as Dry leaves.
And the Strong Flavor infuses into the Cup.
My better half still knows best.
Keep on Steepin

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

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92
drank Lady Grey by Tea Embassy
4 tasting notes

I was exceptionally careful to make sure I did not steep it any longer than 4 minutes. I used exactly a teaspoon per cup in order to make sure the lavender was not too overpowering. A medium amount of sugar to taste as well. All in all, I really liked it! The bergamot is not exceptionally strong, and instead is a more smoother, subtler flavor. The lavender is prominent as well, but not too astringent or “soapy”. I would describe the two flavors blending very well with each other.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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82
drank Love Story by Tea Embassy
4 tasting notes

It’s a really rich chocolatey tea. The rose flavors are hard to taste, but I believe that’s where the sweetness of the tea comes from. I find it comparable in taste to a good tootsie roll.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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82

Brewed gong fu style (amateurishly). Sweet peach flavor very noticeable. Increased the steeping times and got very solid floral notes.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 0 min, 15 sec

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90

Yum! Peachy, juicy, and tasty.

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90

Just another really lovely basic oolong.

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90

Just spent two hours in meetings with this. Very tasty! A great basic oolong with a taste of almost syrupy, juicy peach.

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83
drank Lady Grey by Tea Embassy
355 tasting notes

I didn’t drink tea all weekend. My stomach just couldn’t handle it. Turns out I might be trying a bit too early – I literally took one sip of this and the caffeine went straight to my head. Proceeding with caution…

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83
drank Lady Grey by Tea Embassy
355 tasting notes

Good, comforting morning tea.

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83
drank Lady Grey by Tea Embassy
355 tasting notes

Tasting a bit soapy today.. maybe I steeped too long? I just need hot hearty tea because my office is FREEZING. It’s in the teens outside but apparently our heat has not been turned up accordingly.

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