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drank Mate Cocido by Tucangua
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Good kick of caffeine to help me through this pointless winter day at the library. Bad roads so we should have shut down, but, NO, we’re open. Just add a tiny bit of sugar to cut the bitter taste when I brew it to long. My bad.

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I’m not a fan of Lapsang so I got this to try it again in a less potent blend. It really wasn’t wretched. I think I might slowly be turning to the dark side.

gmathis

I’m right behind you. The last lapsang souchong I tried (Mark T. Wendell Hu-Kwa) wasn’t terrible.

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73
drank Elyse's Blend by Harney & Sons
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Mmm…delicious. Has a wonderful distinctly honey flavor to it without being obnoxious.

Preparation
4 min, 0 sec

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84
drank Jasmine Tea by Fujian Tea
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How could I forget this was in my cupboard? Once again, I’m reminded how delicately calming and magical this tea is.

Make sure you don’t leave it to steep too long and that the water is not boiling for best results. Treat this tea right and it will treat you right.

Preparation
2 min, 0 sec

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72
drank Assam Gold Rain by Teavana
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I’m happy with this one every time I make it. Just a tad of honey this time to let the flavor of the tea be the highlight. Now…I think I have papers to write, but this is the best excuse to procrastinate.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 30 sec

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I had this tea again this morning. First time having tea after being sick. It was wonderful. Two small teaspoons of honey bring out the flavor even more.

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2 min, 0 sec

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Wasn’t feeling great this morning (stomach a little upset) and decided to make this tea with a little honey in it. Now I feel much better. Helped settle my stomach.

Preparation
2 min, 0 sec

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72
drank Assam Gold Rain by Teavana
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Had this again tonight with a little sugar. I’m still happy with it. Even shared some with my roommate and her boyfriend. They think it is excellent too.

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drank Assam Gold Rain by Teavana
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When I opened the bag, I thought, “Hhmmm, that certainly smells like it’s from India. This should taste interesting.” Then I tasted and was not super impressed, but still rather enjoyed it. I think it’s definitely getting better every time I drink it. I’m quite the fan now.

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drank Organic Darjeeling by Tazo
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This was okay, but I really enjoy Twinings Darjeeling. This was really temperamental to brew. If you don’t watch out…it’s easy to brew it too long and have it come out bitter.

gmathis

I’ve never managed to find the sweet spot and it always tastes bitter to me.

EvaPeva

gmathis. . . try some second flush darjeelings, and steep lighter than recommended, those are delightful! also. . .people from that area put milk in their darjeeling (well, from the Niligiri area) . . maybe you should try it that way as well.

Tiegster

gmathis…same here…I can never get the sweet spot with the Tazo Darjeeling. I’ve had others that are much better than this one. I offer this one during Tuesday Night Coffee at my apartment for my less picky coffee and tea drinking friends. They think it’s great.

gmathis

Can’t remember exact name, but Stash had a champagne darjeeling? champagne oolong? that beats Tazo all to Pete.

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