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drank Dawn by The Simple Leaf
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I was just sitting here trying to decide what tea to have next when I became inspired by JacquelineM and her enjoyment of Dawn. I was a bit hesitant to try this tea again because it seems that one day I like it, the next I could pass on it. I think I’ve figured out a strange pattern however. On days that I drink Dawn as my first tea of the day, I don’t like it too much. But on days that I drink Dawn after a heartier breakfast tea, I absolutely love it. My conclusion: Both me and my tastebuds need caffeine in order to appreciate the nuances of this tea.

So today, after drinking Vanilla Black by Harney & Sons, I am able to appreciate and enjoy Dawn. This tea is both light and full-bodied which almost seems like an impossible contradiction. I think that once my sample bag is gone, I will have to order more of this. So far I have had it every day and now that I know what it takes for me to enjoy it, I will continue to have it. This deserves a bump in ratings just because it is so interesting, calming, and makes me feel quite poetic and philosophical for some reason.

Okay, enough procrastination, on to my 8 page essay!!

Preparation
4 min, 30 sec
JacquelineM

:) I am studying for a final. This must be a very scholarly tea!!!

mpierce87

I think it is, I was able to finish my essay in 2 hours! That may be a record! On to another cup of Dawn to celebrate!!

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JacquelineM

:) I am studying for a final. This must be a very scholarly tea!!!

mpierce87

I think it is, I was able to finish my essay in 2 hours! That may be a record! On to another cup of Dawn to celebrate!!

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Formally known as mrawlins2

I am a former coffee drinker turned tea lover.

Black tea is probably my favorite type of tea, but I rather enjoy most types… I’m even developing a taste for pu-erh.

Rating Scale:
0-10: This tea is either flavorless or just plain undrinkable. I will avoid these teas in the future.

11-20: I was only able to make it through a few sips before pouring the tea out.

21-30: I may have been able to make it through the first cup but the thought of having another has me cringing.

31-40: Teas in this range are not horrible, but nothing I would seek out in the future.

41-60: Would drink if offered, but would not purchase for myself.

61-70: Okay, nothing special

71-80: Enjoyable, but I have to be in the mood for these. Probably would purchase if I found a really great price.

81-90: Pretty good tea, will probably be one of my favorites.

91-95: These teas are really excellent. I wouldn’t necessarily run out and buy more of these (just because there are so many teas out there that I haven’t tried), but I would miss this tea.

96-99: Terrific, very impressive.

100: This special rating is reserved for teas that are absolutely perfect in my opinion. I will only give out a rating of 100 to one tea per category (Earl Grey, unflavored black, dessert tea, Irish Breakfast, etc). These are teas that I really want to have around.

Perfect Teas so Far:

Earl Grey: Saint Isaac’s Blend (Russian Earl Grey) from Upton

Dessert Tea: Marco Polo from Mariage Freres

Unflavored Black: Emperor’s Red from Premium Steap

Location

Texas

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