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drank Gunpowder by Adagio Teas
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This is one of those teas I enjoy because it’s hard to mess up. I also love the name! As a military and gun buff, it’s fitting. Dry, the leaves remind me of the inside of a Sunny Surplus store. Not sure if anyone will have any idea what I mean…

It’s smoky, but not overkill like Lapsang can be.

I also enjoy this cuppa while playing any game in the Call of Duty series on my beloved xbox 360! :)

I enjoy this version much more than the Stash variety, which was paler in color and blander in flavor. This version has a touch of smokiness and I’m sure would pair great with something minty… A new blend to try! :)

gmathis

I’ve put my own homegrown spearmint leaves in with gunpowder, then iced it. Good stuff!

TeaBrat

I’m starting to get into gunpowder too!

KeenTeaThyme

ooh! That sounds amazing! MUST TRY! I’ll have to grab some sprigs from Mom. Maybe the chocolate mint variety too!

Bonnie

This sounds cool for my 11 year old grandson…tea drinker…into his xbox and military stuff. His cousin died in Afganistan recently (Memory Eternal).

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gmathis

I’ve put my own homegrown spearmint leaves in with gunpowder, then iced it. Good stuff!

TeaBrat

I’m starting to get into gunpowder too!

KeenTeaThyme

ooh! That sounds amazing! MUST TRY! I’ll have to grab some sprigs from Mom. Maybe the chocolate mint variety too!

Bonnie

This sounds cool for my 11 year old grandson…tea drinker…into his xbox and military stuff. His cousin died in Afganistan recently (Memory Eternal).

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Hello fellow tea fans!
I’ve been a tea enthusiast for years but just recently started brewing my own. I’ve created some blends, and enjoy researching about new teas. I combined my love of tea and writing to create a tea-devoted blog, Keen Tea Thyme. I have been writing for most of my life and am a former journalist with a degree in Communications and Social Psychology, and a minor in Writing. Journalism is in my blood, so that means I’m inquisitive by nature, will double-check sources and/or get a second opinion as needed, but also fair and balanced in my reviews. If my reviews seem more positive, energetic and have high ratings, it’s because I love tea. :)

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>50: I’m NOT a fan. I could barely finish the cup, if I even did. I wouldn’t even recommend this to my worst enemy. Not worth my time nor yours.

51-65: Good aroma, good flavor. Just nothing pops to give the tea that special kick. Recommended to try; our tasting palates differ.

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80-99: These are cupboard essentials – delicious, aromatic and perfect everyday teas. Re-steepable (beyond at least one steeping). Highly recommended, fun for all ages.

100: These are my favorites, the ones I would take with me if stranded on a desert island. Beyond Highly Recommended.

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