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I can’t believe I haven’t logged this. And somehow it wasn’t in my cupboard. Could have sworn it was but since it wasn’t even in the database I guess I was just imagining things.

This is a lovely chamomile. Gorgeous large flowers. It steeps up to a pale, delicate buttery yellow. Smells of honey and well… chamomile. :) There is no honey in this but the taste of it is certainly there. Chamomile is the only drink I like putting honey in, but this one doesn’t even really need it. I put less than half a teaspoon in an 8 ounce cup. I also like it a lot with a couple drops of vanilla extract added along with the honey but I didn’t put any in tonight.

On a sad note, somehow one of the Jane Fern bumble bee bone china mugs my mom got me a couple of years ago has a huge crack in it. :(

http://tinyurl.com/qy4emu9

I thought it was just stained and was telling myself to take the baking soda to it, but I inspected closer and I could feel the crack. All the way down the side. Have no idea how it could have happened. I’m always very careful with my cups. I guess I still have one but it makes me sad to lose the set.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 30 sec 2 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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Another one from Boychik, thanks!
No real comments about it, at least not yet, except to say that it was enjoyable.

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You know, this is one of those teas that’s kind of easy to forget you have, but when you have it you realize that it’s so versatile and you think to yourself that you really should have it more often. And then repeat the cycle. I took this to work with me in my carry mug today, and had the following thoughts:
1. This tea is kind of thin.
2. You say that about pretty much every travel mug tea, though.
3. That’s true. This actually tastes really good.
4. A little less sugar next time.
5. As it cools, I like it more—because it tastes thick and creamy—and less, because if you think hard enough, you can (sort of) imagine sour milk and just…no.
6. I’ll be out of this tea soonish, and intend to stock either it or something similar going forward. But I also say that a little too frequently, too.

Basically I can’t be trusted but this tea is reliable…mostly.

DeliriumsFrogs

I sort of want to print this out and put it in a ‘best tea notes ever written’ notebook…. lol

221tea

I am in love with the last line of this review. It should be on a t-shirt.

Charissa

Haha I’m a definite fan of this note too. You should continue to do more stream-of-consciousness reviews, because your thoughts are awesome and highly amusing. And I agree with 221tea, you have a lot of great one-liners that would be perfect to print on t-shirt!

keychange

hahahaha I’m glad I could entertain you guys! and you know you can relate ;)

keychange

Aww guys!!

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SIPDOWN!

Made this iced and sweetened (with my traditional 1/4 c. sugar to 1/2 gallon ratio) and enjoyed it over a few days. I do believe that there was a scoop or two of the English Breakfast from the Tea Merchant in this as well since I didn’t quite have enough leaf to do a half gallon of this on its own.

It was a great, brisk black tea option. I tried one cup with some lemon but that brought out a lot of the astringence so I didn’t do it again. But it was really refreshing and had a slightly cleaner, brighter taste than a CTC tea bag. Yay for iced tea season!

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Despite the fact that I’ve been drinking tea, I’m find it difficult to actually write tasting notes that I think are worth reading. Not sure why that is, but it feels kind of silly to write if my heart isn’t properly into it.

It could have to do with the fact that the right side of my jaw and neck are sore; I think a wisdowm tooth might be crowding its way into my life, because it’s a kind of pain I’ve felt before, but it eventually went away on its own. Who knows what’ll happen this time.

Anyway, this morning I was in the mood for a tea that was plain but delicious, and this fit the bill. I didn’t have to think too hard. I do wish I’d brewed it a touch stronger, but it was still a reasonably satisfying cup. I still think I’d like to experiment with other darjeelings, as although I like this one, I can’t say I’m particularly in love with it. I’m still working on developing a vocabulary to describe darjeeling, but the first darj I ever had was from Art of Tea, and it had a very appley feel to it. It didn’t taste remotely of apple, but it somehow felt like the skin of one nonetheless. And smoothe wood. Somehow I’m not getting that from this darjeeling, although I’ve also had this package for a while, so this may very well be my fault. I’m also a bit intimidated by the fifty million darjeelings that many companies seem to have with different letters and numbers and it’s all just so overwhelming!

Courtney

I know what you mean with the naming and lettering and numbering. It is quite overwhelming.

keychange

Yeah, it seems really complicated.

Sami Kelsh

Agreed. And when they use acronyms, I always want to turn them into words instead of reading out each letter. It confuses my brain. But I do love good darjeeling. Sigh.

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drank Silk Dragon by The Tea Merchant
1688 tasting notes

I can’t remember which one of you nice people shared your sample packet of Silk Dragon with me a while back, but I’ve tucked it away for a … actually, I don’t know why I didn’t tear into it immediately, it’s so tasty. All vanilly-like, and today, reminds me a little of birthday cake.

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I had this with breakfast before going bridal gown shopping yesterday! There are a few possibilities in the works, but we haven’t settled on one quite yet. I loved the woman whose house it was (she has a show room set up in her basement and the whole place is lavish and gorgeous and I could have wandered among the racks for hours).

You know, although I can enjoy this tea, I won’t feel the need to restock it once I’m out. Not even because there’s necessarily anything wrong with it, but mostly because I’ve exhausted my love affair with it, and there are just so many more teas to try and love. So although it was definitely a good cream earl grey, it may be a while before it works its way into my cupboard again once I finish what I have. It’s rare that I want to continuously restock a tea, it would seem. I can only think of a few.

Christina

Good luck finding a gown!

Tealizzy

I feel that way too. There are so many teas out there to try, so if you restock, it either gets ignored, or you get to try less new ones. Good luck dress shopping!!

TheTeaFairy

Awww, have fun :-)

keychange

Thanks guys! it was a lot of fun. And yes, few teas make the forever restock list.

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93

The vanilla coconut flavor is definately apparent here, I would recommend a teaspoon of honey upon brewing this delightful treat.

Preparation
2 tsp 5 OZ / 147 ML

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84

TTBC2 #13

Another darjeeling that I had a chance to try thanks to the traveling box! I like this one just as much as the Upton one, if not more.

The dry leaf is so adorable with bits and pieces of green. The steeped carrot gold liquor smells like caramelized rose petals (yes!) and… it pretty much tastes like that, too. Except the astringency kicks in, but it’s not unpleasant, and balances the sweetness nicely. It actually gets sweeter and milder as it cools down.

A fantastic cup for late Saturday morning. And it’s my day off, too. Hell yeah.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 15 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
keychange

I love this tea also!

Kat_Maria

I gotta get into darjeelings more :)

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Ugh. had one of those nights where I slept fitfully and then finally woke up for good at around 4:30. It wasn’t all that bad though—I just read and entertained myself until it was time to get ready for work. Lately, I’ve been feeling randomly nauseated, and so my tea preferences have kind of been all over the place. This morning, I wanted a tea that was reliable but not too nausea-inducing, and somehow this fit the bill perfectly. Thick creamy vanilla mouth feel with a hint of bergamot, just the way I like it.

In other news, I’ve been feeling kind of hopeless about my career prospects lately, although nothing substantive has actually changed to bring on this current bout of anxiety. I just keep on thinking I wasted my time getting a stupid degree, and that I didn’t pursue what I should have pursued, even though I distinctly remember choosing this option at the time over the other one for very specific reasons. Still though. I just hate the thought of having to job hunt once this is over, because looking for jobs is among the worst first world problems ever.

That’s enough from me about that. Now to get to work and enjoy my tea.

Sil

i’m with you on the job front!

keychange

it’s really annoying eh?

Courtney

The randomly nauseated thing happens to me all the time, and I totally get feeling anxious. I have that same feeling even though I’m only halfway through the schooling I hope to do for what I want as a career. I hope things start looking up for you though. :)

keychange

Thanks, and back at you. It’ll all eventually work out, I’m fairly certain, but it isn’t a matter of just coasting along and waiting for stuff to just fall into your lap, you know? and your desires often don’t correlate with market demands, and you’re a young idiot and beggars can’t be choosers and all that sort of thing (not that you’re an idiot, I mean the generic young us LOL). And hate, hate, hate random stupid nausea. It just comes and goes and it doesn’t really seem worth fretting about to doctors and such.

Courtney

Haha! I read “you’re a young idiot” and thought: Hm. Alright, I’ll just roll with it. :P Ah yes, I’m always reminded of those things. I want to do research in marine science, so my desires will never correlate with market demands. Often people can’t fully comprehend why I want to do something that won’t make money. I’m lucky I absolutely love what I’m doing so I’m hoping the hard work will pay off, even if it doesn’t “pay off”. HAH. Also, I’m so accustomed to the nausea now I just roll with it. I’ve come to realize that’s how my body manifests sickness and stress.

keychange

Hmmm, that’s interesting. I don’t tend to get “sick sick” very often, but almost always have something minor going wrong i.e.the nausea, random pain that comes and goes, unexplained weakness, etc. And yes, there’s a lot of pressure to pursue degrees that will “open many doors” and “give you the most options”, but little to no pressure to pursue what will likely bring you the most peace. That being said, we won’t be feeling very peaceful if we can’t afford food (and tea!), so I’m not discounting that type of pressure entirely, but it also doesn’t have to be an either/or concept.

keychange

Haha I wrote the thing about being a young idiot and then was like wait, she’s going to think I’m talking about her specifically haha!!

Courtney

Haha, oh yes. I almost never get “sick sick” either. But I always have the minor things as well – nausea is the main one, and random pains are the follow up. I completely agree about pressure haha! Yes, I still plan to be able to live (and of course order tea). I definitely don’t like the either/or concept. I’ve been in school a long time and switched my degree a handful of times now because of that pressure (commerce – biology – nursing – biology/psychology). In the end, it’s me who has to be happy with what I’ve done, so I switched back to my true love and stuck with it. Haha I love how this went from anxious to me explaining my life. :P

keychange

Haha it’s ok. I love it when we all get off-topic in our comments. It’s hard, because we’re rarely encouraged to choose an option where, when we put our heads down at night, we can actually say we’re really happy with what we did that day. As for the anxiety, it really comes and goes, don’t you think? Like there will be weeks, months even, when I’m just like “it’ll be ok, it really will be.” and then there’ll be times when I experience crippling anxiety and am all like “holy crap, what the hell am I even doing?”. Having debt doesn’t help, although surprisingly it doesn’t keep me up at night. I figure that if I can pay it off steadily, that’s about the best I can do and so be it. And if all else fails, we’ll just go into the tea business haha. It also helps to remember that choosing to follow our passion doesn’t mean you’ll be in a constant state of bliss, so maybe the anxiety is just par for the course in any career—I mean, we all have to start somewhere, and starting sucks.

Courtney

Yes! I have far worse times than other with anxiety. I have a semi-permanent “thin layer” all the time, just due to my personality, but I have days on end where I question everything and wonder if I should’ve gone a different route. My facebook is filled with people getting married and having their first, second, or even third kid, and I’m here getting ready to apply to grad schools. It doesn’t help when J’s family is always asking when we’re having kids. “Uhhh, we aren’t?”. :P Sometimes those things trigger that crippling anxiety and make me wonder if I what I’m doing is right, even though I know it is. Debt doesn’t bother me either. It’s those “deep” life questions that keep me up at night. I haven’t been sleeping well for weeks actually.

Sami Kelsh

MAN. Career crap blows so hard. I have a fairly useless humanities degree and made the stupid decision to attempt a mid-career change, which has essentially rendered me unemployable. I’m lucky when I can get an 8-hour temporary retail contract. I’m haemorrhaging money. People keep telling me something will come along and it will get better, but it kind of sounds like useless platitudes when I’ve been at it for over 10 months and I can’t even get an interview. Employers are wary of taking risks on untested talent, even for entry-level positions at the moment, it seems. I feel like I’m just destined to be lost in the shuffle and never actually get to do anything meaningful. Or even be an office administrator. I’d be a great office administrator. Do you know how hard it is to get an interview as an office administrator? Now I’m just ranting, sorry. Let’s just go into the tea business. That’s something we’re good at!

Christina

I hear you all on the job front. I’m looking for work right now and have had some interviews, and I’ve got a savings cushion….but you still feel this sense of “I have to do something now” because you’re worried that if you don’t do anything, it will be harder later. Fingers crossed that things turn out okay for all of us.

Cheri

I hear you on both the poor sleep (I awake for almost 2 hours in the night with my asthma. It took me almost an hour to realize that it was my asthma and that I needed to use my inhaler.) and on the career. Lately, I just haven’t been very happy with my job and how things are. :( At least the tea was perfect this morning!

OMGsrsly

Oh, job hunting. Is it bad that I’ve been perusing job ads while at work? Any wait I have that’s not long enough to do anything productive, and I’m looking at other jobs. Sadly it’s mostly a money factor. I haven’t worked up the nerve to apply for anything yet. Maybe I should.

Fjellrev

I’m really sorry about the job situation. But maybe whatever degree you did get could be applied to different kinds of jobs? Many are more flexible than what people think, and in many cases, employers don’t really care about what you have a degree in, just that you in fact have one. I’m floating in some weird academic purgatory right now myself, hardly waiting to graduate and get away from academia, yet terrified of what I should do and which path I should take. But I’m trying to tell myself what I’m telling you, that degrees are flexible and try not to look at it as some terminal life choice.

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89
drank Silk Dragon by The Tea Merchant
332 tasting notes

I received a sample of this from bluebelle. Thank you for sharing this one with me.

I was looking for a black tea to add milk and a bit of sugar to for dessert tonight, but came across this and thought what the heck. I am glad I opted for this one. It is very yummy. It is a light cup that is smooth, creamy, and sweet. There is a light hint of coconut, and a very nice flavoring of vanilla. I am so glad I got to try this one. For next time I will try to add a bit more leaf and steep time to see if the flavor is enhanced any.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
boychik

Coconut. Thank you. I thought I was crazy. Every time I make it I think it’s coconut vanilla oolong.

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The smelled so malty and raisiny. More than anything it was raisiny, though – I’ve never smelled that much of a fruity note in a black tea before, unless it was flavored.

My note for this mentioned how astringent it got even after 3:30, so I reduced the steep time to 3 minutes even and…its still pretty rough around the edges. That beautiful raisined and fruity note is nowhere to be found, and without a good helping of creamer this would be impossible for me to drink. It’s a breakfast tea and so that’s fine, but I wish I could have the option of having it plain, you know?

Oh well, it is still brisk enough to get me moving this morning. And I can always reduce the steep time even more to see if that makes for a less astringent tea. I’ll go for 2:30 next time and see what happens.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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Cue the sense of dread that just courses through you (or otherwise sits in your stomach) when you see the work week stretching out before you, accented with awful, awful weather. Sometimes it feels like tea is the only thing that can cheer me up on a Monday morning. After having this cup turn into a disaster of epic proportions on Saturday, it was lovely to have a perfectly creamy vanillay cup this morning. I am also taking my mini keurig into work today, and i’m hoping i’ll actually use it to enjoy tea in the afternoon, but it’s starting to feel complicated, and I might not. I hope I do though!

Sami Kelsh

Work is so much better with tea. You can do it!

keychange

It really is. Thank you!

Suziqzer

Sorry you have a dread about work today.. hopefully your Keurig and your tea will warm your spirits and the rest of you and make your day better :)

__Morgana__

I know that sense of dread well, and I don’t even have the awful weather to deal with.

keychange

Sad you guys can relate. I have 85 (week) days left here though!

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Ok, so this isn’t actually going to be a tasting note about this tea, because I’ve written about it enough for you to know that it’s a lovely EGC, and that’s about all you need to know.

But last night, I decided to take a timolino full of this to a friend’s place for dinner and hanging out. And instead of using my Keurig to dispense the hot water like I typically do, I used Watson (Watson is the name I’ve given to our Culligan water cooler, that has both a hot and cold water tap—we named him Watson after the computerized jeopardy contestant! /nerd). Anyway, from my understanding, the water dispensed from Watson is around 107 degrees F, while the Keurig website says that the Keurig dispenses water that’s 192 degrees f, so that’s definitely a noticeable difference. The thing is, however, that I never never successfully brewed a cup of satisfactory tea using Watson, and it seems odd to me that a temperature of about 207 (ETA—sorry, I originally wrote 107, which explains the general wtfness in the comments below, but it really was 207) would be too hot for absolutely every tea (especially since I drink mostly blacks, which are reputed to almost always take extremely hot water). As for the water I use, the Keurig takes filtered water through my brida filter, and Watson uses Culligan’s water—both are filtered, but are provided by different companies, so perhaps that has to do with it. But last night’s tea tasted bitter and horrible, just horrible. No vanilla cream notes to speak of—only an amped up bitter bergamot note that was bitter and gross.

But this has me terrified to ever get myself a variable temp kettle, because what if the Keurig is the only acceptable source for hot water for me in this universe? this is actually really upsetting to me! Because i so badly want the Bonavida goose-neck one liter variable temp kettle, but like, if I drop 100 dollars on it but it makes all my tea taste like bile, then…then…then what?!?!?!?!!?

Please comfort me.

Preparation
0 OZ / 0 ML
Anna

(Have you actually checked Watson’s temperature?)

keychange

I haven’t checked it myself, but I have a friend who works as a distributor for Culligan, and she checked the temperature of her hot water dispenser and reported back to me.

Anna

Maybe that’s a good first step to rule any temp problems out. But isn’t 107 exceptionally low? Like 42 degrees C?

Uh, sorry, you want comforts, and I just want to crunch numbers. I’m so sorry you’re having Watson issues. I’m sure it will be okay. I see a goosenecked beauty in your future that will make everything better and easier.

OMGsrsly

If it doesn’t work for you, you can ALWAYS pack it up and return it.

But you should probably check Watson’s temperature, because every water heater will be different. That would be a LOT different, but 107F is not very hot at all. It’s tap water hot at 40C. My tap water is actually way hotter than that (think green tea steeping temps about 65C) depending on how long the boiler has been on for.

keychange

I hope you’re right. I was so so so so close to ordering one just now! I literally had to sit on my hands and rock back and forth to stop myself. And yeah, 107 is lowish it’s true, but I swear this water yields the nastiest tea ever. And the Keurig, by contrast, makes a perfect one. Maybe I just like all my tea at an incredibly low temperature? I have no idea. But you can barely tell you’re drinking the same tea—the differences are that noticeable.

keychange

Ok, you guys are right. I should just check Watson’s temperature. I just checked my conversation with my friend on FB and she admitted that her thermometer only went up to 200 f, so I imagine she couldn’t get an accurate read, either. But like, do you guys think it’s just that Watson is super hot in real life and that the keurig is cool and that makes all the difference?

Anna

But how do you adapt the steep times if you use 107 degree water? Or 192-degree water for blacks, for that matter.

keychange

And if 207 f is so low, but Keurig’s website says its water is 192, then isn’t that even more odd still? that I would prefer (even black) tea at such a ridiculously low temperature? but I’m seirous, guys. No one would enjoy the tea from Watson. It wasn’t keychange bitter—I had two other people taste it and they thought it was nasty, too. Maybe I should try boiling our random kettle with the same water I use to fill the Keurig and comparing that against Watson. Because maybe it really just is the water.

keychange

I don’t. I always steep for about four minutes (if I’m steeping blacks) when I use the Keurig.

Anna

Hm – 207? But you said 107 in the original post. 207 would make more sense, I guess.

keychange

And Omgsrsly, it never occurred to me that I could just return the bonavida if I don’t like it. I’m so stupid LOL

keychange

This is all just so very odd!

keychange

Sorry sorry sorry!! I meant 207! oh my gosh.

keychange

Wow. Wow. And you guys kept on being like “107? that’s so low! crazy! so so low!” and I was thinking: isn’t 207 just five degrees shy of 212? how bad is my math? aaaahhhhh."

keychange

Ok, so now that we know it’s more 207 than 107, and that the Keurig really is 192…then is it more likely that culligan’s hot water just sucks?

OMGsrsly

Haha! That was so confusing! The hot water is probably too much for you. :) I steep all my black teas at 195F, so about your Keurig temp. 207 is too much for me.

__Morgana__

There, there. (Comfort comfort.) My guess is it is something about the water filter rather than the temp that is causing such a major difference. I steep my blacks at different temperatures (200,205,212) depending on the seller’s recommendations and my own tastes, but I rarely steep them at lower than 200. My parents had a Culligan system and it included water softening. Does yours? I wonder whether if it does, it’s some of the additives in the water that are making the taste sub par. In any case, I wouldn’t rule out the variable temp kettle. I love the convenience of being able to set the different temperatures without having to use a thermometer or just guess.

keychange

Morgana, omgsrsly, and anna—you are all heavenly. Just divine! thank you!
We have an answer!
Morgana, I think you were right: because I just did an experiment.
What I did was use our regular kettle that was lying around, and filled it with Brida water (so, Keurig water). Brewed up grandma’s pumpkin pie from dellaterra tea, mostly because I know what that’s supposed to taste like, and have brewed many a consistent cup. And it tasted pretty damn near perfect! soo, I think it’s just that Culligan’s hot water is a no-go for me. Morgana, I imagine that the water in the cooler is treated, so you’re right about it affecting the taste. Omg, now I want a variable temp kettle so badly!

Anna

Man, I love science. And all you amazing women, of course.

keychange

Isn’t it all just so wonderful? process of elimination FTW!

OMGsrsly

Yay! :)

__Morgana__

Yay for finding an answer! I think you’ll love having a variable temp kettle so I have no problem encouraging you to spend your money. ;-)

keychange

Now to get my variable temp kettle!

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Thanks to bluebelle for a generous sample of this in our swap! I’m really loving TGYs, and this is no different. It delivers on the sweet, nutty, smooth combination that I’ve come to expect from my oolongs. The flavor for the first two steeps was a bit intense or sharp, though. And it got bitter as it cooled down. So I waited a little longer for my water to cool before steeping the third and fourth times and really hit the sweet spot. The flavors were still there but mellowed out and blending together well. By the fifth steep, started to lose too much flavor, but I’m gonna keep resteeping it until I’m just drinking hot water.

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It’s immediately noticeable from the first sip that the vanilla in this tea is different from what I normally expect to find in an Earl Grey Cream tea. It has a much heavier feel to it and now that it’s been pointed out to me, does remind me of ice cream made with an egg custard base. If you haven’t had the opportunity to try this type of ice cream, then you’re really missing out because it is absolutely sinful. As the tea cools the flavor of the vanilla becomes much stronger, which is one of the reasons why I prefer it hot instead of iced. When I know I’m going to have a busy week I like to make up a huge pitcher of tea in advance since I don’t always have the time to be hanging out around my hot water pot. With this tea I noticed that after a few days in the refrigerator the heaviness of the vanilla overwhelmed the other flavors in the tea, making is somewhat difficult to tell that this is an earl grey. Don’t get me wrong, this is still a great tea to drink iced, it has an interesting creamy orange flavor, but this isn’t going to be my preferred way of making this tea because I find myself really missing the flavors of the black base.

Now, while I may have mentioned not enjoying this as much iced, it is a whole other story hot. The 4 ounce package that I splurged on isn’t going to last nearly as long as I had hoped; in the last week I’ve run through nearly an ounce of this tea trying to ward off the chill from the sub zero temperatures we’re having at night. I’ve really enjoyed the way the French vanilla, bergamot, and black base blend together, although I do prefer a longer steeping time so the black base comes out more than the vanilla. This comes down to my personal preference, while I have a massive sweet tooth I find that at a 3 minute steep the French vanilla is a little sweet for my tastes and is much better balanced with a 4 minute first steep and 5 minute resteep.

For the complete review please visit my blog:
http://www.notstarvingyet.com/index/2014/2/25/tuesday-tea-french-earl-grey-the-tea-merchant.html

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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94
drank Silk Dragon by The Tea Merchant
306 tasting notes

Perfect just perfect. Had 2 steeps and I’m going to cold steep in fridge. When i looked at my previous note I mention coconut. No coconut, it’s shouldn’t even be there, but it smelled so incredible yummy I wanted coconut in there. Probably oolong itself has some coconut notes ( at least to me).

Flavors: Coconut, Cream, Vanilla

Preparation
1 min, 45 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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Despite two glasses of wine last night, i was somehow incredibly wired and had a really hard time falling asleep. I read my book, watched a few Judge Judy episodes, listened to like seven podcasts, and was still tossing and turning. So much for waking up for this morning’s game!

I hadn’t had this one in a while, and it seemed like a fairly unobtrusive tea that would be noticeable, but wouldn’t command my attention in a way that would compete with my most delicious breakfast of scrambled eggs doused with garlic pepper (seriously, you should try it). And because I’ve described this tea in detail before, I’m just going to list some words that this tea brings to mind:
-London Fog
-vanilla cream
-warming
-fall and winter, especially winter
-mild bergamot

There.

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