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Aye Captain! This smells NOM! The leaf is pretty – little tan tips cresting throughout the dark brown sea of leaf. It’s got a dark, rich scent. Not quite cocoa, but teetering on that edge of decadence.

Once brewed up, it’s a beautiful chestnut color. It’s got an aroma that to me is the essence of tea – that brisk tang of quintessential tea.

Flavor-wise? The captain’s got a softer side! It’s a smooth, mellow initial sip followed by a drying tannic zing. He’s not a wuss, this definitely is a wake-me-up morning tea – I just expected more of a kick in the pants from the seafaring swashbuckler.

Overall assessment? Good tea. Yum.

JacquelineM

I’m sure you knew this question was coming – how does the Captain compare to Thomas Sampson? :) :) :)

wombatgirl

I’ll do a side by side later and/or tomorrow morning. I’m on to my royal garland oolong at the moment.

sophistre

Holy crap, new A&D. This post just made my morning.

JacquelineM

Goodie :) Thank you!

Angrboda

OMG!!!! Am I seeing things? Is there new A&D? Where’s my visa card??? OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG!!!!!

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JacquelineM

I’m sure you knew this question was coming – how does the Captain compare to Thomas Sampson? :) :) :)

wombatgirl

I’ll do a side by side later and/or tomorrow morning. I’m on to my royal garland oolong at the moment.

sophistre

Holy crap, new A&D. This post just made my morning.

JacquelineM

Goodie :) Thank you!

Angrboda

OMG!!!! Am I seeing things? Is there new A&D? Where’s my visa card??? OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG!!!!!

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I’ve got a lot of interests: sushi, science fiction/fantasy, medieval recreation, cooking (specifically medieval cooking), reading, British science fiction (Doctor Who!), hand sewing and now TEA!!

My favorites tend to be oolongs and flavored black teas. I like highly flavored teas more than delicate ones. Rooibos tends to taste like dirt to me, and hibiscus is very sour to my palate. But I’m always up to try all sorts of things, and will often find things that I really like which I thought I’d hate.

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