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drank Creme Brulee by Simpson & Vail
1979 tasting notes

Another TTB sample. This was possibly the one I was most interested in because I’ve had reasonably good experiences with Simpson & Vail teas.

Mm, this smells buttery, creamy, vanilla-y, and caramelly in a burnt-sugar way, all what I would expect from creme brulee. And those are all present in the flavor as well; I particularly like the burnt sugar flavor, which is subtle but definitely present. The black tea base isn’t the star of this show but it has body and makes a decent background. There is a touch of astringency to this that is somewhat at odds with the creme brulee feeling of it; I would expect smoothness and richness, but this is a touch brighter. Definitely a pretty tasty tea and I’m glad I got to try it!

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

Oh man! On the shopping list it goes! I really need to check out S&V sometime.

TeaBrat

This sounds like something I would like…

Sil

It’s funny..i wonder if we got a bad batch or something since i vaguely recall that all of us who tried it up here didn’t love it that much :(

Dinosara

Well there’s a decent sized pack of it in the TTB that’s coming your way, so maybe you can try it again!

Sil

aah good to know :)

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CHAroma

Oh man! On the shopping list it goes! I really need to check out S&V sometime.

TeaBrat

This sounds like something I would like…

Sil

It’s funny..i wonder if we got a bad batch or something since i vaguely recall that all of us who tried it up here didn’t love it that much :(

Dinosara

Well there’s a decent sized pack of it in the TTB that’s coming your way, so maybe you can try it again!

Sil

aah good to know :)

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I am tea obsessed, with the stash to match. I tend to really enjoy green oolongs, Chinese blacks, and flavored teas with high quality bases, especially florals, bergamot-based teas, and chocolate teas.

In my free time I am a birder, baker, and music/movie/tv addict.

Here are my rating categories, FYI:
100-90: Mind-blowingly good, just right for my palate, and teas that just take me to a happy place.
89-86: I really really like these teas and will keep most of them in the permanent collection, but they’re not quite as spectacular as the top category
85-80: Pretty tasty teas that I enjoy well enough, but definitely won’t rebuy when I run out.
79-70: Teas that I would probably drink again, but only if there were no preferrable options.
69-50: Teas that I don’t really enjoy all that much and wouldn’t drink another cup of.
49 and below: Mega yuck. This tea is just disgusting to me.
Unrated: Usually I feel unqualified to rate these teas because they are types of teas that I tend to not like in general. Sometimes user error or tea brewed under poor conditions.

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