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I prefer this to their Cream tea, it reminds me of, well, french vanilla ice cream or french vanilla frosting. Yum.

…and then the black base steps in. It makes me sad. I’ve tried three of their teas in three different steeping parameters all with the same result. Next I’m going to try adding rice or soy milk, but I hate having to go to that. I just wish I could handle astringency in tea better. This is totally just a matter of personal taste, I like my teas weak.

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Uniquity

I know you know all this jazz, but if you’re find it astringent, try giving it a shot with a slightly lower temp – it can do wonder for frash black teas! : )

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nods I was just thinking that….and trying to convince myself to pause ANTM long enough to make a cuppa XD.

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That sounded snooty, sorry. >.< Thank you for reminding me!

Uniquity

Oh man, the typos in my post. Frash tea. Yanno. Not brash tea. : ) All good!

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Uniquity

I know you know all this jazz, but if you’re find it astringent, try giving it a shot with a slightly lower temp – it can do wonder for frash black teas! : )

aisling of tea

nods I was just thinking that….and trying to convince myself to pause ANTM long enough to make a cuppa XD.

aisling of tea

That sounded snooty, sorry. >.< Thank you for reminding me!

Uniquity

Oh man, the typos in my post. Frash tea. Yanno. Not brash tea. : ) All good!

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“You can forgive a murder, but never a mistake while preparing tea.” Chinese proverb

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My tastes in tea have changed, so I should update this as well. I find myself leaning more towards rooibos and herbals, if only for their great ability to chill in my travel mug for hours and not get weird on me. When I have time to properly brew a cuppa, I lean towards white teas (which I only steep for 30 seconds) and black teas (which only get 2-3 minutes from me). I cannot stand green teas, they’re too fiddly for my tastes. Oolongs are great, but a bit fiddly as well. However, I love watching oolongs open up in my looseleaf brewer. I’m slowly discovering mates and falling for them…there are many I look forward to trying!

So…yeah. That’s me and my tea!

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