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Thank you to Kittenna for this sample! I have been fighting a food poisoning for the past few days so I have been trying to drink various teas and hope they agree with me as food surely isn’t. Sadface ‘cause I’m thinking I really should eat something right now..

Sweet Merlot tea it is! In the dry leaf, I do smell some layers of fermentation, as I would in wine.. same with some juicy grape. There happens to be a big one in my tea (or raisin I should say..)
The liquor after 3ish minutes is lovely. Nice red hue to it and smells malty/grapey and almost wine like (impressed!). The taste is a little more subtle, and takes a few sips to build. There is definitely a grape flavour present, though not fully artificial (Yay!)

I wouldn’t say this is a wine tea if someone handed me a cup of it, though it would be very easy to pick out the grape presence, but wine would be a different story. The black tea has a nice round/smooth body, which makes me think of a nice rich full bodied wine.

I have a little of the sample left so I will try this one as an iced tea next time.. though I am very much enjoying this hot. A lot.

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Alphakitty

I hope you feel better, food poisoning is the worst :(

Hesper June

Oh no! That’s awful! I hope you start feeling better quick!

Ninavampi

Get better soon! I hate food poisoning… It makes you feel so terribly icky…

Lynne-tea

Thank you all! It’s a bit better, but I’ve signed up for a hike and cannot back down (or I would be letting someone down immensely).. therefore, the show must go on! Wish me luck :\

ScottTeaMan

Get well soon Lynne. :))

Fjellrev

Oh no, food poisoning sucks. Hope you’ve been feeling better!

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Alphakitty

I hope you feel better, food poisoning is the worst :(

Hesper June

Oh no! That’s awful! I hope you start feeling better quick!

Ninavampi

Get better soon! I hate food poisoning… It makes you feel so terribly icky…

Lynne-tea

Thank you all! It’s a bit better, but I’ve signed up for a hike and cannot back down (or I would be letting someone down immensely).. therefore, the show must go on! Wish me luck :\

ScottTeaMan

Get well soon Lynne. :))

Fjellrev

Oh no, food poisoning sucks. Hope you’ve been feeling better!

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I am very excited to delve into as many different types of tea as possible… so this should be interesting. I am really looking forwards to tasting all the wide array of flavours that can come from pure tea leaves.

Currently, I am having a love affair with oolongs. Mostly green, though I am stretching out into more oxidized oolongs. Black teas are also in my love fest as they can be so surprising sometimes (I used to drink bagged red rose x.x)
I would really love to get to know green tea a lot more and white tea.. all tea to be honest. I want to know them all.

Tea rating system:

0-50: Do people actually enjoy this?
50-60: Slight improvement, not recommendable.
60-70: Alright, though easily forgettable.
70-80: Good flavour, though not a ‘go to’ tea.
80-90: Great tea – complex and memorable.
90-100: Extremely delicious and complex teas that leave me craving more.

On top of tea, I have a love for music. Generally all music, though I am partial to indie rock/folk/pop/electronic. Follow me if you also enjoy indie music and would like to trade some artists!

I’m always open to new tea and music suggestions. Happy tea drinking to you all.

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