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drank Elyse's Blend by Harney & Sons
1011 tasting notes

SIPDOWN #2!

Although this is a good, stout tea I’m deducting a few points because it is quite bitter today and not as good as I remember it. Perhaps it was old or was broken up a bit more at the bottom of the tin but I’m not sure if I’ll finish the pot.

Okay, a bit of milk helps to tone down the bitterness and bring out a nice maltiness. I’ll finish the pot but I don’t think I’ll be restocking.

Preparation
2 min, 45 sec
gmathis

I’m still trying to make peace with Elyse. Not there quite yet…

LadyLondonderry

The honey note can be rather overwhelming. The other day I actually smelled it when I opened my tea cupboard!

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gmathis

I’m still trying to make peace with Elyse. Not there quite yet…

LadyLondonderry

The honey note can be rather overwhelming. The other day I actually smelled it when I opened my tea cupboard!

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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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