….so here it is already, my last day of spring break. I knew it would come speeding in like a rhino, crashing into my now-relaxed life sooner than I expected. Boom. Today is the family event that is 2 hours away in holiday traffic, so for that reason I’m up before dark again, looking to combat the rhino with solace and a cup of tea. It’s working.

My original review of Hattialli Golden Paw Assam is here:
I stand by it all, an am happy to see that I am consistent with what I smell and taste with this tea. It still tastes like an Assam dressed up as a Yunnan for Halloween. It is the best of both, and on most days I’d swear you’d given me a perfect blend of the two teas. It’s ability to stand up to milk is beautiful. If you have this tea in your stash, revisit it. And if you are returning to work from spring break, may you avoid the rhino!

Flavors: Apricot, Malt, Stonefruit, Yams

2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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Spot or pot, I love a cup!

I learned to drink tea while living in Dublin in the early 80’s, so as you can imagine, I am a hearty brew lover, and take tea with milk and honey. I am trying to expand my horizons with tea….that is why I’m now on Steepster! Joined in January 2014.

Currently loving strong black teas that hold up to milk and honey well. I have a curiosity about keemuns and yunnans, but smoky ones are out. Green and white teas are off my radar, but making little forays into oolong and darjeeling tea. Herbal? So far only cacao tea has gone into regular rotation in my tea routine.

I do like some naturally flavoured teas…almond, vanilla, cardamom, ginger. This seems to be mostly in the cooler months…but mostly I’m an unflavoured tea drinker.

Life is too short for bad tea and bad bread.


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