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Why Hello Christmas Tea.

I received this as a gift from my bestfriend and tea influence. I like Murchie’s Teas, they are affordable and who can’t help but support a long running company that is Canadian! (I think it is at least??)

At first sniff: It’s zippy, with smells of oranges, cloves and spice. Definitely nailed the “Christmas” time smell. It seems like it could be a very potent cup of tea if over-steeped.

At first sip: Warning – I am still sick and my tastebuds are still a bit off. I think I brewed this too strong. I did it for 6 months and I should have done it for 5 at the most. It’s very astringent, but the smells translate nicely into the cup. I had mine with milk and sugar and was not disappointed.

I will have to re-rate when my sniffer and taste returns fully.

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec
keychange

I know it was a typo, but I thought it was funny that you brewed this tea for six months! haha :)

Tuscanteal

Hahaha, yeah I saw that a couple days after I posted it and I have issues with editing my tea reviews (for some reason Steepster lets me edit them, but not save them.) and so I sometimes don’t bother with editing. I bet this tea would still taste pretty good after 6 months… if it didn’t go bad ;)

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keychange

I know it was a typo, but I thought it was funny that you brewed this tea for six months! haha :)

Tuscanteal

Hahaha, yeah I saw that a couple days after I posted it and I have issues with editing my tea reviews (for some reason Steepster lets me edit them, but not save them.) and so I sometimes don’t bother with editing. I bet this tea would still taste pretty good after 6 months… if it didn’t go bad ;)

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My passion for tea started at a very young age, thanks to my grandmothers beautiful china tea cup collection. I use to brew Tetley’s or whatever version of Orange Pekoe she had in the cupboard and pick out my favourite tea cup to use. It wasn’t until I was in my late teens that I really started to develop a passion for it. My town had the Urban Tea Merchant and it was there I was exposed to high tea and the very fancy Mariage Freres brand. When they switched over to The O Dor, my girlfriend and I found salvation in going for a lovely cup of tea and decompress with some tea scones.

It has since become an obsession. I have a tea cupboard, filled with a very large variety of teas. I also use the Breville Tea Maker to make my tea. I favour black teas, with a close second being North African Mint Green Tea. Because I have the luxury of working from home, I get to enjoy a wonderful cup of tea every morning, and the journey resets daily.

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