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drank China Breakfast by Rishi Tea
58 tasting notes

TTB sample!

In the package, it smelled comfortingly familiar, if a little faint. I decided it was worth a try.

As soon as the water hit it, the comforting, soothing smell increased. I want to say it’s almost like your favourite perfume, smelled from far away. Wafting on the breeze, teasing you to come find its source. Except, you know, I was standing right over the mug, watching and waiting. But I digress.

It quickly turned a reassuring dark brown, as you’d expect. The smell never changed, the longer it steeped—-only the colour.

On first sip, it’s remarkably smooth and velvety. The flavour is familiar and more-ish, but not overwhelming. The slight aftertaste is nice, though. Like a lingering sigh of tea.

I’m a big fan of black teas, especially first thing in the morning. While there’s no way this could ever hope to replace my beloved Yorkshire as my go-to first-thing-in-the-morning black tea, it’s not bad! Not overwhelming, and not particularly surprising…but kind of like that comfortable pair of socks you had that you forgot about. And then found when you were cleaning under the couch.

Per Lena’s review, and a story from Cofftea yesterday, I think I’m gonna have to bake some cookies later on to try this again. I’ll update if I do. ;)

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec
LENA

Oh man, dunking in some sugar cookies or tea cakes into this tea is wonderful. Go for it!

Janni

I’m probably going to do some molasses cookies, actually. :9 Again, all Cofftea’s fault. XD

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LENA

Oh man, dunking in some sugar cookies or tea cakes into this tea is wonderful. Go for it!

Janni

I’m probably going to do some molasses cookies, actually. :9 Again, all Cofftea’s fault. XD

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