drank Ceylon Super Single by Samovar
1112 tasting notes

It is spring break at the University I work at, and no students = no work! I am bored to tears. I have already tidied my desk, organized my email and read the entire internet, and it’s only 2:20!!!

I’ll make some tea!

This one courtesy of the amazing takgoti too!!!!

The first thing that I noticed is that the leaves are gorgeous. Long dark and wiry!!

I am taking some sips before I add any additions because I filled my cup up too much! Mmmmm!!! I am getting a smooth lemony flavor. I have now added some sugar and milk and it’s a little weak for my tastes. I’m getting that lemon powdered sugar that I get with teas that aren’t as robust as I like. I think I should have taken it with a touch of sugar and no milk. Noted for next time because I have about 2 teaspoons of leaves left :) This will be nice to try for the days when I don’t have milk with me at work but want a black tea. I bet this would also be super iced.

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I love to cook, bake, read, paint, knit, do needlework, and garden. I need my coffee, but I LOVE my tea. I work at an Art School, and attend a large public university doing post-bac work (my BA is in English). I’m interested in the liminal spaces between art and craft, the academic and the practical, the individual and community, and the old and the new. I’m currently exploring these ideas through the disciplines of education, literature, history, and psychology.

I enjoy writing tasting notes, but have decided not to numerically rate teas as of 9/14/10. For an explanation, see my looooong tasting note about Mountain Malt from the Simple Leaf.

My favorites:
Chinese black teas
A good “milk and sugar” English style black
Earl Grey (classic, and in all variations!)
Vanilla teas (classic, and in all variations!)
Jasmine, Rose, Violet and other froofy, flowery teas!
An Occasional Oolong
Flavored Rooibos
Herbal Tisanes


Collingswood, NJ



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