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drank Peaches & Ginger by Tea Market
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All the comments on the Ginger thread made me reach for a ginger tea. Hoping that it will be one more trick that I can use to reduce inflammation. Originally tried this in the shop hot but I think I’m going to save it for ice tea occasions. My family really enjoy peach tea so I was happy to find this combination but … I had to sweeten it to win them over. Glad that I did. Since Peaches was listed first in the name, I thought it would be a strong flavor but it proved to be no match for the strong unique taste of ginger.

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drank Caramel by Tea Market
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Rich and full bodied. Delicious flavor and aroma.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 30 sec

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drank Sencha Claus by Tea Market
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This smells AMAZING. Another tea I just want to carry around all day and huff. Oh, it’s wonderful. Flavor wise, it’s not bad either. : ) The almonds are smooth, the peppercorns add a little bit of heat at the finish, and the entire nose reminds me vaguely of marachino cherries. Which I like. Yum.

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drank Vanilla Bean by Tea Market
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This smelled awesome at the shop the other weekend, so we picked up 2 oz. I brewed up a pot this morning, and as I sipped, I thought… meh. I didn’t like it unless I sweetened it and even then not much. It wasn’t highly flavored enough for me.

I only finished half the pot, and as I was running out the door to go vote, I literally stuck the rest of the pot in the fridge for when I got home.

Now, as an iced tea – it’s pretty darned good. It’s almost better without sweetener iced, and has a lot more character.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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More of this iced today, and it’s really growing on me. I steep double strength, then pour over ice cubes, and it’s just awesome. I don’t get much of the pomegranate, but it’s just yummy.

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I had this hot, and I thought it was ok. Then I had this iced, and really liked it. I’m surprised, but I’m finding iced green oolong teas amazing lately. As summer is now starting, I think this may be where I get my tea for the hot season. :) Maybe not this green oolong, but definitely other green oolongs.

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drank Tangerine Green by Tea Market
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We tasted this as part of their Tea Basics class. I was disappointed with this blend. I’ve always enjoyed the citrus flavors especially tangerine but this was bitter. The aroma was great so when the acid taste hit my lips I was shocked.

As summer approaches this might be good as sweet tea rather than the traditional tea tasting experience.

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

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drank Hot Cinnamon Spice by Tea Market
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I had the opportunity to sample this tea at their Tea Basics class today where I was lucky enough to have my very first Steepster meetup. Thanks out to Wombatgirl for the posting. What great fun and adds just another layer to the tealog experience. The class ended with this tea and it was great. Unlike many cinnamon teas that feel like it is soaked cinnamon bark this was a wonderful blend. Strong cinnamon flavor but smooth like a fine brandy.

wombatgirl

Oh, I’m so glad she ended with this tea – it’s one of my all-time favorites. :)

TeaParT

I remembered it was one of the ones that you had mentioned before hand so I’m sure I let out a moan when she called out the black teas that we were going to sample. Thanks again for organizing the first official KC Steepster Meetup!

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Today, I found out definitively this tea is the same as Harney & Sons Hot Cinnamon. I had suspected, but it’s good to know for certain. We went to the shop today for some more, and they were out of loose leaf, but had some H&S boxed sachets. As the husband was seriously craving cinnamon tea, we picked it up, and yes-it’s the same tea. Mystery solved!

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It’s a 3-tea-pot day, so I decided to make the 3rd pot something awesome. I love this tea. It’s very sweet, cinnamony and just all-together YUM.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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Broke in a new teapot with this last night – it was a lovely way to end a pretty good day. Sweet and cinnamon and yum. :)

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Oh happy day!

I found this tea under a slightly different name at the World Cup of Tea in Franklin TN. I teased Lena that I was going to have to buy an entire pound of it while I was down there next week. Because I love this tea.

But! I just attended a class at a local tea shop (called Tea Market on 55th and Brookside for any other Kansas City folk on here) which was wonderfully informative AND I found out that they carried the same type of cinnamon tea! Smelled the same, looked the same, and most importantly TASTES the same.

YAY!

Plus, they’re the type of shop that gives you a tin when you buy over 2oz, so you don’t have to worry about finding another container, etc. Great shop and I LOVE THIS TEA! Very cinnamon, very red-hots-y. I don’t find myself wanting to sweeten it either, which is very odd for me.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 45 sec

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drank Formosa Oolong by Tea Market
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It’s a nice standard oolong. Nice brown, dark aroma, decent flavor, and it provides a goodly number of resteeps. It’s my current go-to-tea for work days.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 45 sec

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