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This is a nice, sharp Ceylon black tea with a strong scent of caramel. It is sweet in the cup, almost like candy. I drink my black teas with Silk Creamer and this one complements the Silk extremely well.

Like all Ceylon blacks I’ve had, it has a bit of tannin to the tongue, but it is not objectionable. That dryness is a welcome addition to the sweet. I can’t see drinking this over and over. I think it would become cloying in time but it would be particularly good when craving sweets in the afternoon.


Hah! I’ve definitely substituted tea for sweets before. Though it wasn’t so much out of wanting to be healthy as it was a matter of accessibility. Still, I’ll take it.


I really need to learn to be satisfied with the tea alone when I get a sweetness craving. Currently, I’ll sip the tea and think,
“Hmmm, this is very good, but it would be even better with a a little roll or perhaps a pastry.”

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drank White Ginger by Golden Moon Tea
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A nice, spicy, stomach and nerve soothing brew. I enjoyed my sample of this so much that I ordered a cannister of it and I’ve been very pleased with it. It is especially good today following the Pu-Erh tea from earlier. I think it makes a great pre-yoga sip.

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drank Mango Tango by The Tea Spot
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A nice sweet flavored black tea with the strong scent of passion fruit. It is nice to sip in the afternoon with a bit of cream.

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drank Pu-erh Chai by Golden Moon Tea
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I love this tea. It is dark, almost black in my cup, like coffee. The chai spices are not overpowering and the combination of the earthiness of Pu-erh and the sweet black tea blends perfectly. It has a sweet, salty, slightly smoky taste. On second steeping a slight smokiness intrudes.

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drank Pu-erh by Golden Moon Tea
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This is part of my explorations of Pu-erh teas and it is an interesting one. I do not know whether I like it or not, which is an improvement on many of the pu-erhs I’ve tried.

Second steeping adds a sweeter note.

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I’m a suddenly enthusiastic tea aficionado. I had no idea how varied and delicious teas could be. Also I’m a dairy-free vegetarian, so if you see me say “cream” or “milk” it means soy milk or soy cream.



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