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I love this tea, I don’t even bother with a strainer/steeper as the leaves stay to the bottom, I just pop the loose leaves in my cup with a small spoon of honey, boil the kettle and add the hot water. I allow to steep and cool until I can hold the cup without the handle and not get burned (if it’s cool enough to hold it’s cool enough to drink) and sip away. This tea perfumes the surrounding area and you get a nice wiff with each sip. It’s such a lovely, sweet, relaxing smell of gentle roses. It tastes amazing and not at all bitter (like some things scented with roses, I hate Turkish delight!), it’s just soft and creamy and the slight amount of caffeine is a gentle energy boost that I adore in the mornings. It feels luxurious and is definitely one of my favorites!

200 °F / 93 °C

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Ascot Choice caught my eye because I was intrigued by the idea of a tea with passion fruit blossoms. It’s an extremely nice combination, but the one thing I would change about it would be to make the black tea flavour a bit stronger. However, if you let it sit for a really long time, as I tend to do, then you get a nice hit of passion fruit.

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This tea was recommended to me by a friend, and I have to say that it does not disappoint. I like my tea really strong, so I leave it for as long as possible, but if you don’t like your tea to be as punchy as I do, then don’t leave it as long. It has a very malty character, which I appreciate when I can’t wake up in the morning.

Boiling 8 min or more

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