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drank Dawn by The Simple Leaf
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Thanks to MRAWLINS2 for letting me sample this tea with her today. I was completely amazed at the appearance of the leaves. Long, rolled leaves with a matte black color. The smell of the dry leaves had a scent..is that cocoa that I smell? We brewed this in my Ingenitea and watched as the leaves unfurled and danced around…way cool! A nice amber brew in my cup. Now for the first sip, black tea with a nuance…an earthy tone. Where have I tasted this before? MRAWLINS2 is right, it reminds me of a dark oolong. This is one tea that could go for several infusions. I agree with Ricky, this is a must try for all black tea lovers. Lots of layers to this tea. The smell of the wet leaves reminds me of a robust Ceylon, could that be? This is one tea that deserves another tasting note in the near future. I will be watching for MRAWLINS2 review with anticipation:)

mpierce87

I think you were right about this tea…it seemed to taste better in the Chatsford. But it could also be due to brewing for only 4 minutes instead of 5. I don’t know.

threewhales

I have discovered that some teas do better in the warm belly of a Chatsford teapot. It helps them to open more and thus you get a better cuppa:)

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mpierce87

I think you were right about this tea…it seemed to taste better in the Chatsford. But it could also be due to brewing for only 4 minutes instead of 5. I don’t know.

threewhales

I have discovered that some teas do better in the warm belly of a Chatsford teapot. It helps them to open more and thus you get a better cuppa:)

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Steam rises from a cup of tea

and we are wrapped in history,

inhaling ancient times and lands,

comfort of ages in our hands.

~Faith Greenbowl

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Morning ritual
Praying hands holding teacup
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Below 10 – poured it out immediately.
11-50 – maybe I drank it, but I won’t make it again
51-70 – I’ll drink it again
71-89 – liked it!
90-99- Really good tea, little to no astringency
100 – I will definately reorder

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