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This is the perfect black tea. With just a dash of 1% milk, it tastes creamy and rich. It goes perfect with breakfast. Yum!

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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drank Uni Genmaicha by Chado
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Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 30 sec

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75

This oolong is gorgeous. The dried tea leaves look like little bundles. It smells very similar to a good genmaicha (Japanese popcorn tea): slightly sweet, woody, delicious. Once brewed, its flavor is hard to describe, just like the last oolong I tried (Townshend’s Tea Company’s Wuyi Mountain Oolong). The color is lighter, but the flavor (after the first brew) is pretty similar. I’m looking forward to the next steep.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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75

One of my Portland tea purchases, this is the first one I’ve tried now that I’m home.

Townshend’s Tea Company describes this tea as having a smokey, earthy taste. When a tea is described as smokey, I think of Lapsang Souchong. This in no way resembled a Lapsong Souchong. I tasted nothing smokey about it…

And that’s probably a good thing. As someone who doesn’t seek out smokey flavored teas, I find this (non-smokey) tea very drinkable. It’s hard to describe: it tastes like other teas I’ve had in nice Chinese restaurants. It’s subtle. It goes really well with food. It’s delicious!

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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95

Yum! The vanilla is very strong all around—before and after brewing. It smells a lot like a really plump vanilla bean. The black tea is a perfect match for the vanilla flavor. The description says that the black tea is from Sri Lanka, so I assume it’s a Ceylon. I’m used to Assam black teas, and I enjoyed this one thoroughly with a sprinkle of sugar and a dash of milk. It was even tasty on the second brew. I’m looking forward to trying it iced.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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drank Green Tea by Bentley's
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I’m not sure what kind of green tea this is. The flavor is mild and woody. The smell is floral. I prefer Japanese teas like matcha, genmaicha, sencha, and hojicha. I believe this one is Chinese, but it does not taste like other Chinese teas I have had before (at Chinese restaurants mostly). Not bad, but not something I think I will crave.

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I am a librarian who loves Broken Social Scene (and a good cup of tea). I tend to prefer non-fruity black teas like Assam with milk and sugar and Japanese green teas like matcha, genmaicha, sencha, or hojicha without milk or sweetener. I also enjoy a good bubble tea. Tea service at a tea room is one of my favorite indulgences.

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