drank Maharani by The Simple Leaf
1112 tasting notes

Today was my final for my class. I should be happy, right? The semester is over! Instead I’m feeling so…bereft. I love going to class, learning, and getting inspired by my professor and fellow students. I have so much to do this summer – my garden needs me, my to-read pile is out of control, I have a painting all lined up, I need to do my knitting for Fall…but – sigh. I love going to school!

I really needed something light and sweet now that I’m in the office (I drank 3 cups of coffee before my test and my stomach is not appreciative!!). I’ve been working through four delicious steeps of this one. Very sweet, and lightly vegetal in the best way. I feel better – more relaxed – nourished. A buttery taste comes out in the 3rd and 4th steeps. I am really impressed with this Indian green tea!

175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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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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