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15 Tasting Notes

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Full-bodied, yet wonderfully light, the award-winning black tea blends traditional earl grey with fragrant blue lavender to make a wonderful taste. This tea is great at late at night hour.

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84
drank Buddha's Tears by T2
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To me it is disappointing that the tea is called Buddha’s Tears. This is only because this tea is extraordinary and there should be nothing to be sad about. As a Zen Buddhist I often indulge in an extravagant selection of teas. Now most of these teas aren’t listed because they do not have a brand name so I can not rate them, though as I will return to China in the early hours of March, I will be sure to let you know about the teas I have.

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C

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84
drank Buddha's Tears by T2
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57
drank Vanilla Rooibos Parfait by Tazo
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76
drank Orange Blossom by Tazo
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Well I discovered this on accident one day when I forgot that I made tea. So I come downstairs in my robe and discover my tea brewing along side my stainless steel stove. I go over take out the bag and have a sip. The tea was colder than normal, but it tasted much better. Due to the fact that the teas temperature was reduced, the acidity from the orange was cut down and also diminished some of that powerful orange taste. After doing this I decided to make some more to see if it was coincidence, it wasn’t though.

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C

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73
drank Passion by Tazo
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This is a great summertime-refreshing tea. When iced, the tea takes on a whole new persona of this fruity delightful substance which helps cool you off during those hot summer days. Typically I obtain this tea from Starbucks on my way to work in the morning, but when I have the day off, or I decide I want to, i’ll give a shot at making it myself.

Preparation
Iced 4 min, 0 sec

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67

With this tea “you hold in your hand a finely balanced, full-leaf blend of bold, malty teas from India and bright, flavorful teas from Sri Lanka.” You’ll find AWAKE to be a great breakfast tea.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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58
drank Joy by Tazo
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64

This tea is nice in the morning due to it’s low acidity. It has a nice soft taste of chai. While drinking this I am often in a working environment and it’s nice to have this tea on hand in the earlier hours of my day.

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 4 min, 30 sec

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67

I find this to be much more enjoyable than the lipton peppermint. It has a much more distinct flavor that isn’t too overpowering. I’ve made this tea multiple ways before, but it seems to taste better when it is made with bottled water apposed to the tap. Living in Chicago we have very good tap, but it is better when bottled water is used.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 45 sec

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