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drank Cinnamon-Orange by Market Spice
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SkySamurai’s mystery advent tea #8  backlog from 12/21
Looks like black tea with mystery bits in.  The scent is very obviously that cinnamon spice sort of profile so I definitely think the mystery bits are probably orange peel.  The cinnamon is both the addictively sweet type but also the spicy sharp type! Like the candy hearts!  I like it.  It’s sugary sweetness holiday in a cup.  I thought the second steep would be weak, that all that flavor would end up in the first steep. BUT NO.  The second steep is still amazingly flavorful.  I think the orange pieces were gaining flavor sitting in the infuser, as the orange was more noticeable in the second steep too.  I would actually like to stock up on this one!  The closest tea would probably be hot cinnamon spice from Harney. My guess: orange cinnamon spice.   Was I correct? Yes.  It looks like I sampled this one before but like it MUCH better now. Raising the rating from an 83.
Steep #1 // 1 1/2 teaspoons for full mug // 21 minutes after boiling  // 2 minute steep
Steep #2 // 3 minutes after boiling // 3-4 minute steep
2021 sipdowns: 7 (52Teas Frank’s Blueberry Cream Cheese Danish)

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Hi! I love tea and trying new ones – it adds a bit of variety to my day! Books, music, TV & movies are my thing… and tea, of course.

Some of my favorite tea shops (still operating):
birdandblendtea.com
teavivre.com
52teas.com
svtea.com
teakruthi.com
harney.com
angrytearoom.com
Dammann Freres
Yunnan Sourcing
fusionteas.com
AprTea.com
Javateaco.com
Lupicia
Plumdeluxe.com
Octaviatea.com
Davidstea
eco-cha.com
what-cha.com
justea.com
singleoriginteas.com
teasenz.com
tealyra.com
whisperingpinestea.com
Mandala
verdanttea.com
thenecessiteas.com

Favorite tea shops (RIP):
butikiteas.com
steapshoppe.com
steepcityteas.com
aquartertotea.com
dellaterrateas.com
zentealife.com
theteamerchant.net
joysteaspoon.com
tealiciousllc.com
Rivertea
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My icon photo is Richard Mayhew from the graphic novel ‘Neverwhere’ by Neil Gaiman, Mike Carey & Glenn Fabry.

Most of the teas listed in my cupboard are actually sample sizes. I don’t really have 2,000 ounces of tea around here! Many of my teas have only one teaspoon left… maybe two. But I like keeping them in my cupboard list for reference to what I could be sipping. Usually, I write tasting notes once for each tea. I’m still drinking them, just not writing tasting notes each time!

My dislikes: hibiscus, ginger (unless in chai), turmeric, bee pollen, charcoal type flavors

My ratings:
95-100 – Super awesome deliciousness favorites – cupboard essential
80-95 – Also pretty delicious
65-80 – Pretty good
50-65 – Okay
1-50 – Probably won’t want to sip it again

I’m planning on being a Steepsterer as long as there IS a Steepster, so if you’re not hearing from me, that means something happened to my health… if you know what I mean. (Or as evidenced by the great computer hiatus of 2019, something happened to my computer.) :D

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