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drank Cranberry Apple by Bigelow
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Another work tea, pretty good strong taste without overpowering sweetness. Doesn’t resteep at all though.

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Someone brought this in at my work, and it is delicious! All the joys of a fruit tea, but without being super overpowering. I like the soft edge from the green tea versus the usual stronger bitterness (astringency?) to the edges of flavored black teas. PLUS, I can usually resteep this gem at least once for a second well-tasting (less full-bodied of course, but still good) cup of tea. I’m giving this guy an extra good rating for withstanding the trials of being a work-related tea.

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drank king's oolong by Ten Ren
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A decently long time ago I bought a ginseng oolong tea from Ten Ren that I labeled “kings tea,” so I’m not sure where to rate this since there seems to be both a kings tea and a ginseng oolong, but I’m pretty sure they are the same thing. Anyway, its highly delicious and makes for a soothing reading companion. Perfect for dreary rainy sundays.

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drank Earl Grey by Twinings
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Woke up in a terrible mood, hiding at my desk at work and keeping calm with this lovely lady. She’s the only thing keeping me from irritably snapping at boring co-workers, so she gets an extra-high rating this morning.

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77
drank Tsugaru Green by Lupicia
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hmm nom nom delicious, one of my favorites from Lupicia.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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drank Darjeeling by Bigelow
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Um, its warm. And…not earl grey or lipton. My third option at work for when I’m tired of having the same taste all the time, like a slight kick-in-the-face in the morning to get me jumpstarted. Nothing unique though, and doesn’t do well for a second steep. I’m sure it would taste better if I had the ability to properly drink it with better temperatures, etc, but at work its ehh.

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drank Earl Grey by Harney & Sons
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Also had this at a recent meeting in tea-bag form, they had a few Harney & Sons options. I love earl grey and this was did not dissatisfy. Bc I just left the tea bag in the cup while sitting in meetings it wasn’t a spectacularly controlled cup of deliciousness, but I’m sure it can be.

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drank Sencha by Harney & Sons
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Had this at a meeting in tea-bag form recently. Really nice simple green tea, kept me going all day. I’ll have to try some at home so I can play around with steeping times and temperatures, but it stayed pretty good even in the steeping-forever-not-paying-attention fashion that is meetings.

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drank Ooooh Darjeeling by Adagio Teas
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received this as part of the savant oolong sampler, and while its not bad by any means, I’ve had much better oolongs. Its a little too strong/sharp for some of its taste, maybe even a bit bitter? Doesn’t really hold a candle against their oolong #18. Still a good tea, but I wouldn’t buy it again.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 30 sec

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drank earl grey tea by Trader Joe's
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