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drank Riesling by Joy's Teaspoon
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So tonight I’m doing a comparison of this tea and a 2011 Noble House Riesling. I steeped this tea at 180 degrees this time and it came out even better than before! It brings out the creaminess of the tea and the grapes. The best thing is that it does taste like the riesling! They both are light, sweet, fruity, a tad tart, and a little dry in the aftertaste. They both hit smoothly in the middle of the mouth.

The biggest difference is that the tea is creamy, while the wine of course is not. Also the riesling has that alcohol flavor, which I probably wouldn’t want to try to copy in a tea anyway because it would probably taste artificial.
The grape taste in the tea is made fuller by the berries. If I hold it in my mouth I can differentiate between the grape and berries, but only slightly. The base is amazingly creamy, just the teensiest bit astringent, which frankly works here because it gives it that slight wine-like dryness.

I’m quite enjoying this comparison! Too bad I don’t have any more of this tea!

Nxtdoor

Awesome

Fuzzy_Peachkin

Thanks, Nxtdoor! This is my idea of a fun Friday night. :-)

canadianadia

What a fun comparison!

Fuzzy_Peachkin

I have the Riesling around for a couple of weeks now and I’ve been dying to try them together just for the fun of it. Last night was the first chance I’ve had to sit and enjoy!

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Nxtdoor

Awesome

Fuzzy_Peachkin

Thanks, Nxtdoor! This is my idea of a fun Friday night. :-)

canadianadia

What a fun comparison!

Fuzzy_Peachkin

I have the Riesling around for a couple of weeks now and I’ve been dying to try them together just for the fun of it. Last night was the first chance I’ve had to sit and enjoy!

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I run, I sing, I drink tea. That’s the best description I have of me.

I’ve always enjoyed tea, but have just started trying out a lot more loose teas and varied brands. I’m really excited about a site like steepster so I can read about what people think about different teas.

Oh and I really hate Lipton tea. There’s something just awful about it and I can’t understand why nearly every local diner only has Lipton.

Also I’m on the search for a full-bodied, fruity blackberry tea. So if you have any suggestions feel free to throw them my way! :-)

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