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ohhhh my smoky goodness! this was amazing.
Now, it may be that some of my tastebuds are dampened due to a case of allergies, but today, I simply do not care. It tasted like liquid campfire! errr minus the ash and twigs, and burning haha.
The tea itself is rather light, taking a seat way in the back of the bus, but I can atleast recognize that it’s there. The smoky part rides up front, permeating my senses and taking me to a far away forest where I once spent evenings roasting marshmallows (hmmmm, I wonder what that would taste like in this tea??) and telling stories.
I really should not be buying any more tea(for now), not for take-home anyhow… but darn this one is tempting me!!
No milk, no sugar…. this one stands on it’s own, and that in my books is more rare, and yes, prized-to me, than I like to admit
Oh and I love that there is absolutely no astringency or bitterness. It’s not quite sweet, but I could see how one would derive that conclusion, if they can get past the smoke.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec
teawing

There is a personal blend at Adagio called Toasted Marshmallow, it is by
KiTT, based in your comments , you would enjoy it I think.

Indigobloom

ohhh I think I’ve heard about that one! it sounds yummy… but the shipping costs also sound prohibitive

teawing

yes, it is amazing to me how shipping costs vary with all these vendors.
I wait for specials, holiday sales, reduced shipping, and friends to split an order with and share the burden.

Indigobloom

Same here, but I mostly shop local, or on vacation… there are a few vendors in my area that I frequent. Most of my tea finatic friends have remarkably different preferences than myself so splitting an order is awkward (100g or even 50g is far too much)

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teawing

There is a personal blend at Adagio called Toasted Marshmallow, it is by
KiTT, based in your comments , you would enjoy it I think.

Indigobloom

ohhh I think I’ve heard about that one! it sounds yummy… but the shipping costs also sound prohibitive

teawing

yes, it is amazing to me how shipping costs vary with all these vendors.
I wait for specials, holiday sales, reduced shipping, and friends to split an order with and share the burden.

Indigobloom

Same here, but I mostly shop local, or on vacation… there are a few vendors in my area that I frequent. Most of my tea finatic friends have remarkably different preferences than myself so splitting an order is awkward (100g or even 50g is far too much)

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Let’s see… I’m a tea and workout fanatic, I work in HR, and most of my friends consider me to be an egg. White on the outside, Asian on the inside :)
-from philosophy to food, I love it all
Otherwise, what you see is what you get! I can be very straightforward and yet shy.

Also, I’ve started taking tea sommelier classes and it is an absolute blast! Well, so far I’ve only finished the first out of eight courses, but I am really looking forward to the next one.

Anyhow, if your curious as to how I rate things, this is how I work…

0-25
Like eating dirt, or some other unsanitary indelicacy that mentioning in my profile here would likely get me banned.
I don’t think I’ve found cause to banish a tea to the wasteland yet though so who knows what it’d inspire ;P

25-50
You know that expression “Don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater”? I imagine drinking that water would be terrible enough to warrant this rating!
I’d never make my enemy drink this, but perhaps I’d throw it at them. Good thing I don’t have any enemies!

50-70
This is “tea”?? I tried finishing the cup… but my body rejected it. There may be others who enjoy this tea, but it’s beyond me!

70-80
I tried liking it, and I can almost get there! I certainly don’t hate it, but something is holding me back. Allergies? Men in white suits? who knows… certainly not me!

80-90
Lovely tea! Not my all time fave but close. I likely wouldn’t repurchase, but may decide to based on many factors: price, accessibility, whether it fills a “tea gap”, medicinal applications, and how often I crave it.
Every once in awhile I find the sweet spot that bumps these up to 90+. Those are the days I need to buy a lotto ticket!

90-95
Sweet Camellia! this is realllly good tea! Don’t talk to me until I’ve finished my cup…

95-100
Tea of the gods. I would do anything to get my hands on more of this liquid gold!

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Toronto (Mississauga, but I work in TO)

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http://hrslinger.wordpress.com/

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