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drank Riesling by Joy's Teaspoon
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Thanks to the lovely Naomi at Joy’s Teaspoon for my free sample. I never thought I would find a tea that could claim a 100 rating spot next to my beloved Awakening and Shanghai Orchid, but Riesling stole my heart from the very first sip!
First off the aroma is so pleasant and calming – just like a glass of chilled wine. I’m more of a beer girl myself, but Riesling is a wine I enjoy. And this tea matches the taste of Riesling to a TEA! (couldn’t resist the pun)
The flavor profile is fruity, flirty and utterly smooth. I imagine this would taste delish chilled too, but I never even got to enjoy it warm, let alone cool. I gulped this hot and went back for more. The second steeping was just as delicious.
I love the aftertaste too – the light sugary grape flavor stays with you.
This is a new cupboard essential. I have a friend who loves wine and is skeptical about tea; I’m getting her this so she can enjoy the best of both worlds.
This is a new favorite, a Friday tea. Absolutely divine and utterly luxe! I’m in LOVE!

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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. :)

If you are a tea company, I’d love to review some your tea! Free samples are always welcome so I can fully enjoy the freshest selections. I’m also open to tea swaps as I always have too many teas on hand to drink & would love to share with other tea enthusiasts! :)

My Simple Rating Scale (as of Feb. 2011)
>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.

66-79: Yes, finally, tea – unique flavor profiles, great aroma & flavor. Recommended to try; our tasting palates differ.

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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