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Yet another goodie from MeghannM! Woot!
This tea is super, super good. It really reminds me of Paris but without the kinda chalky mouthfeel that Paris sometime had. This is awesome! I know all the reviews are mentioning trying this tea without additions, but the aroma of this one was screaming “MILK AND SUGAR!!” So I happily obliged and it is super delicious. I love bergamot and usually wants lots and lots, but this is just slight and perfect. I appreciate the sophistication of many of Harney’s blends.
I think this will be going on my shopping list, I prefer this over Paris (never thought I would say that!) Yum! Thanks MeghannM!

Preparation
6 min, 15 sec

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98
drank Rosy Earl Grey by Teas Etc
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Another goodie from MeghannM! Thanks!
Oooh, jasmine…rose….love! This tea smells amazing dry, just like walking through a flower garden on a warm, humid day. I brewed this baby up because I just couldn’t wait to try this! Wow, this is something. Something wonderful for sure! Honestly, the ingredients in this tea could lead to a big, scary, disgusting mess but it works beautifully.

This is like a mix of the best jasmine pearls, most amazing rose, and a delicious, balanced Earl Grey. I think I’m in love! And, the tea cup doubles as aromatherapy! I’m sitting here with my nose in the cup letting my day melt away with each deep breath of jasmine and rose.

Although this is a black tea, I have a feeling that this would be great to have before bed as the florals are very relaxing. I really needed a cup of fru-fru today!

Preparation
5 min, 0 sec

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95

Yum! I accidentally steeped this tea for about 30 minutes and it is so awesome! Rich, creamy, strawberry happiness – perfect for unwinding after a long day and looking at having an even longer day tomorrow. Luckily I have plenty of great tea around to keep me sane.

Frank rocks honeybush!! I am craving these blends more than any other tea currently.

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88

I opened my mailbox today and found a package from MeghannM! Yay!! As soon as I opened the package, my husband and I set down to smell each tea. As soon as he took a whiff of this one, he just had to have it. The aroma is very blueberry with a little citrus hint from the lemongrass. I brewed up a nice large pot for us to share and we are enjoying it now. Until now, I’ve only had red rooibos and I definitely prefer this green rooibos. There is no woody/weirdly minty aftertaste to be found! This is a great herbal!

The blueberry is noticeable but not overly sweet. The lemongrass is nice in this blend and not overpowering. It is almost like eating blueberries with a little squeeze of fresh lemon. I am really enjoying this while trying to wind down from the day. I think this may have to go on my shopping list!

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more
Meghann M

Yay! I am happy to hear it was enjoyable.

mpierce87

Very much so! In fact, my husband went to bed early and I’m drinking the rest of his cup now!

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100

I started my Valentine’s Day with this today and it was a great addition to the celebrations at school. Nicely smoky and smooth citrus – the grapefruit was really noticeable today.

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95

Argh, midnight insomnia!! Hopefully this will do the trick….

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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100
drank Emperor's Red by Premium Steap
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I’m working my way through several delicious infusions of this tea while finishing up my homework assignments for the week. This tea is doing a wonderful job of keeping me focused and stress-free. Tangy, roasty perfection.

Preparation
4 min, 45 sec

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88
drank Buttered Popcorn by 52teas
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This tea sounded strangely perfect this morning, so I brewed up a pot. Last time I drank this, I noted that I preferred this plain. Today, I added just a tiny bit of honey and it is still really good. I’m getting a caramel corn sort of taste which I am really digging. This isn’t an everyday tea, but it definitely is a Buttered Popcorn tea.

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93

My husband and I are sharing a nice, big pot of this tea tonight. It is so awesome! Unfortunately, though, my pouch is disappearing quickly (along with the pouch of Strawberry pie)! My husband prefers this tea straight up, but I really like it as a latte when brewed at 10 minutes. This flavor really is spot on.

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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73

I received a sample of this tea from Jessica! Thanks! The smell of the dry teabag is very much of raspberry. I steeped this for a bit longer than most would steep a white tea because I like them a little stronger. The taste of the tea is initially the smooth white tea followed by a hefty fruity aspect. This is much better than I thought it would be!

Preparation
5 min, 30 sec

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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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