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I had this lovely tea again this morning. I think it has blown every other unflavoured black I’ve ever had right out of the water. I’m afraid, however, that i’m going to need to stagger this tea, because I’m scared that I’ll drink it every day and then lose my admiration for its perfection, and I just don’t want to get desensitized like that, not quickly, anyway. But it’s such a perfect combination between smokey and sweet, mellow and brisk, and even verges on being savoury. I am inclined to give this tea as a gift to other people I know who love black tea, because I know i’ll be able to promise them that they will never have had a tea quite like this. Although I know that this tea wasn’t actually made for Queen Catherine herself, I can’t help but imagine it being presented to her and her drinking it, although to be honest, this tea is versatile enough to be served to the people with the most wealthiest and most modest of lifestyles alike. it can demand your attention and captivate you, or stand gracefully in the background as you guzzle it down distractedly, always assuring you of its completeness. It’s wonderful with a banana nut muffin, although I’m dying to try it with an everything bagel and cream cheese like one of the reviews says. Oh my gosh, I’m craving this all over again.

JustJames

it is very nice…..

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It is perfect!

Cavocorax

I need to get some of this again some time. I only had a sample but it wasn’t enough for me to fully appreciate it’s depth!

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Just give me the word and you can have some more!

Cavocorax

Thanks! I’ll let you know!
(I’d like to start doing swaps again soon, but I’ve got a few mystery ones I’d like to open before I swap so I don’t get duplicates!)

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JustJames

it is very nice…..

keychange

It is perfect!

Cavocorax

I need to get some of this again some time. I only had a sample but it wasn’t enough for me to fully appreciate it’s depth!

keychange

Just give me the word and you can have some more!

Cavocorax

Thanks! I’ll let you know!
(I’d like to start doing swaps again soon, but I’ve got a few mystery ones I’d like to open before I swap so I don’t get duplicates!)

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Well, it’s been slightly over six months since I’ve joined steepster, and I can’t say enough wonderful things about this community. Like many of you, I began my foray into the world of loose-leaf tea by discovering David’s Tea, and although I’ve ventured out and have discovered many other companies that I’m extremely fond of, there are still many of David’s teas that I hold close to my heart and I will always appreciate it as a starting point for my journey.

As for my preferences, I tend to prefer bold black tea, flavoured and unflavoured alike, and I almost always take my blacks with cream and sugar. This isn’t to say that I don’t enjoy a good, flavoured white though, and I’m slowly making my way through the incredibly confusing world of oolongs and greens. I am also not a fan of rooibos, although I am starting to suspect green rooibos may be ok, but you know how it is: when you’ve decided you detest a certain ingredient, you’ll notice it everywhere—perhaps even where it doesn’t exist!

Things other than tea: I’m engaged to be married to my best friend, and feel like the richest woman on the planet because of it. I am also a veracious reader, and I also happen to have an obsession with fragrances, and have amassed quite a collection, although it pales in comparison to some collections out there! As a result of this obsession, I also follow several fragrance blogs, and am always up for a chat about scent. I’m also almost completely blind, and this does indeed mean that I come complete with a guide dog, who unlike me, hales from the sunny California campus of Guide dogs for the Blind. I think I’ve rambled on long enough, but if there’s anything you’d like to know or if you just feel like chatting to someone, please don’t hesitate to send me a message.

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