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As I mentioned on today’s post: http://sororiteasisters.com/2014/06/04/makaibari-first-flush-vintage-black-tea-from-tea-people/ I have recently suffered a loss. I broke the glass jar/carafe of my Breville One Touch, so at the moment, I’m using a stove top kettle. Gah!

Seriously, you don’t realize just how vital these tools are to you until you can’t use them. Don’t know what you’ve got ‘til it’s gone and all that stuff. I cried when it broke. Yes, I did. Seriously. I felt like I lost a dear friend. It was devastating. The following day, I did get good news about the broken kettle, and that’s news I’ll share with you as soon as what I have been promised comes to fruition, but, in the meantime, I’m using a stove top kettle. I went a few days without posting any reviews because … I didn’t have my tea maker! UGH!

Now that I’ve somehow come to terms with my loss, I’m able to brew tea and just deal.

So this was the tea that I had today to start things back in motion with the SororiTea Sisters blog. And what a lovely tea it was to start things off again.

A pleasantly crisp, light and refreshing Darjeeling. Uplifting! Sweet notes of fruit meld with notes of earth and bright floral tones. This tea has a light astringency to it, much less than what you might normally expect from a Darjeeling.

A very fine cuppa!

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D: Ohh that sucks! I’m so sorry! :( I’d probably cry too.

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I had my Breville for four years. It was the most used appliance in the house with the exception of the fridge which is constantly running. I was quite distraught.

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I feel your pain! http://steepster.com/teaware/revere-ware/46814-classic-2-1-slash-3-quart-whistling-tea-kettle Imagine gongfu brewing a tea that requires < 212*F with your stove top kettle.

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I’ve been very happy with the teas that I’ve tried from Tea People.

This one has a really nice balance of sweet and savory. The vegetal tones are a little bit grassy, a little bit like steamed veggies, and even a little kelpy. It has a very invigorating taste, this one is good to sip when you need a little pick-me-up.

Here’s my full-length review of this one: http://sororiteasisters.com/2014/04/09/makaibari-silver-green-tea-from-tea-people/

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drank Assam Earl Grey by Tea People
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I’m always excited to try a new-to-me tea … and when that new-to-me tea is an Earl Grey I’m doubly excited! I love Earl Grey!

A strong, distinct Bergamot scent. Not as strong as some bergamot teas that I’ve had, but it’s strong. You can check out my full-length review here for my “1-5” rating for the bergamot strength: http://sororiteasisters.com/2014/04/02/assam-earl-grey-black-tea-tea-people/

What really stood out to me about this tea is that the black tea base is the star of the show. In this case, it’s an Assam. Rich and malty. The bergamot isn’t overwhelmed, but it isn’t overpowering either. I like that the tea comes first.

A really nice Earl Grey.

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drank Vanilla Rooibos by Tea People
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A really nice vanilla flavor complete with a creamy texture which took me by surprise, I don’t usually expect a lot of texture or mouthfeel from rooibos but this is soft and creamy.

The natural sweet, nutty notes of the rooibos meld well with the sweet, smooth vanilla notes. Yummy, cozy, comforting! Mmm!

Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2014/03/28/vanilla-rooibos-herbal-tisane-tea-people/

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drank Desi Masala Chai by Tea People
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A really fine Chai! The dry leaf aroma is amazing. Even though the ingredients are the “usual suspects” when it comes to the average chai, with this blend, the ingredients have been blended masterfully. The spices aren’t competing with one another, they work to complement each other.

The assam is rich and malty and the spices are blended in just the right way. It’s warm, zesty and spicy, but not over-the-top. Just right!

Check out my full-length review of this one: http://sororiteasisters.com/2014/03/20/desi-masala-chai-blend-tea-people/

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I absolutely LOVED this tea. The more I taste from Tea People, the more I love them. They have selected some really phenomenal teas for their line up, and if you haven’t tried teas from them yet, you’re missing out!

Dewy and sweet, it’s a very fresh and lively flavor. A light nutty tone reminiscent of a freshly roasted chestnut. Sweet and relaxing to sip.

Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2014/03/10/makaibari-bai-mu-dan-white-tea-tea-people/

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drank Malty Assam by Tea People
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A WONDERFUL Assam. Rich and malty, as I expected it to be based on the name of the tea, but still, I’m glad that Tea People delivered on what was promised with the name of this tea. It has a wonderfully smooth and well-rounded taste with some lovely fruit notes that give this an almost wine-like flavor too. I like the balance between “malty” Assam taste and “wine-y” Assam taste.

Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2014/02/28/malty-assam-black-tea-tea-people/ If you’re a fan of Assam tea … try this.

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drank Sunny Ceylon by Tea People
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Another new-to-me company! I love trying new teas and teas from new-to-me companies.

This was a perfect tea for the day that I chose to drink it, because it was rather gray and gloomy, and this really brought a little touch of warm sunshine into my otherwise cold day.

A bright, lemony and ginger-y tea, but I like that the Ceylon is the focus of this blend. I taste the tea front and center, and the lemon and ginger accent the tea.

I really enjoyed this tea, and I really like this company. Nice people and good teas!

Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2014/02/20/sunny-ceylon-flavored-black-tea-tea-people/

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First Sip Thought: “Warm, cozy and spicy!”

Smell: The fragrant is beyond amazing. I did not expect anything less though coming from a Chai tea and after I read the ingredients. I was glad to not be disappointed. It’s a well balanced blend of each spice included.

Taste: I have not had a chai in a long time and the moment I took my first sip from this cup I was instantly hooked and started regretting not making an entire pot for myself! This Desi Masala Chai has a burst of so many spicy flavours! It’s the perfect balance of sweet and spicy. It’s a great pick me up for an early morning day as it’s bold taste surely perked me up. It’s never an overpowering taste of a certain spice which I love a lot because in the past, some chai teas for me were way too cinnamon-y. I made this tea with sugar and warmed up milk which made it even more heavenly and definitely so creamy! I would recommend this tea to anyone, especially for a cold wintery morning when you just want to stay in bed all day and not go out there. This tea is like a motivator in a cup. Go for it!

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