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Finishing up a sample; this is really not a breakfast tea—-there’s too much there for half-awake tastebuds to have to think about it. But light and fruity and nice.

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drank Serene Dream by Rishi Tea
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drank Hazelnut Truffle by Tea Forte
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drank Forté Breakfast by Tea Forte
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My new acronym for Assam is A Specially Strong Awakening Morning tea. This one fits perfectly. Further review and introspection (gladly!) forthcoming for www.itsallabouttheleaf.com, but suffice it to say that as an Assam fan, this one moves toward the top of my list.

Stephanie

Love the acronym! :)

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Good for a chilly morning. Reminding me a little of PG Tips in consistency—ground fine, but a little less tang to it, more earthy and still a little sweetness dancing around in the background.

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drank Decaffeinated Black Tea by Tetley
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Didn’t want anything herbal, but also want a good night’s sleep tonight, so I popped in some fresh mint leaves from Peppermint Patty (the potted mint plant we’re coddling through frost weather by hauling it inside every night) … that helped fill in the flavor gaps.

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drank Novel Teas by Bag Ladies Tea
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This morning’s quote on the bag tag: “My home is where my books are.” (Looking forward to spending some time there this weekend.)

Still a fair-to-middlin’ morning breakfast tea requiring no preparation thought whatsoever.

JacquelineM

A friend just gave me a package of these! How long do you usually steep for? :)

gmathis

Hmmm…probably around 3 minutes, but I tend to prefer stuff on the lighter side. I’d give it a taste and let it go a bit longer if it isn’t stiff enough for you.

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drank Turmeric Ginger by Rishi Tea
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Wow! It has a little burn to it … reviewing in more detail for www.itsallabouttheleaf.com, and my chief observation is that it’s nice to find a medicinal herbal that doesn’t have lemon as its flavor mainstay. May be helpful and handy come cold and flu season.

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drank Chamomile Citron by Tea Forte
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There’s a lot going on here! About one taste bud zing to each item in the lengthy ingredient list: pop, pop, pop! Curiously stimulating for an herbal.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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drank Spicy Chocolate by Kusmi Tea
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I’m going to call my first try “user fail.” May not have prepared it long and strong enough; just couldn’t get much more out of it than spicy water flavor, even with a little milk. Won’t be so chintzy with the leaves next time and maybe we’ll get some real chai-itude out of it.

Lori

This is one of those very very mild French teas.

Meghann M

Sorry to hear the first try was a disappointment. I truly loved this tea, hope more leaves will do the trick for you!

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Somebody asked me once when I became a tea junkie; I think it dates back to college when I needed caffeine for a 7 a.m. class but chose not to do coffee. My favorite teapot is a medium-sized Brown Betty given to me by my Mema; the painted flowers are chipping off, but the size and feel is perfect. I rejoice when I get a morning to brew a pot of loose tea starting with a kettle; not a bag and a hot pot.

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