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Ruined the first session. It was like drinking a grapefruit. Bitter. With bits of tropical notes. Not sure if this is a blend that can stand for a second session but let’s try. One minute is best to lift out the best flavors. Two minutes tops. You get a sense of the green teas with the slightly bitter and grassy notes but mainly all I taste are tropical notes. The rose notes are extremely slight.

Based on the appearance of the wet and dry leaves I would not call this a white tea. There are more of the green leaves and is not dominated by fluffy tips like the description says. Granted maybe the white has been macerated to the point that it’s hard to tell.

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75

I only got black tea, which normally would be fine but I was expecting a teeny bit of fruit in there too.

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drank Savannah Breeze by Tea's Me Cafe
1247 tasting notes

Stopped in the Tea’s Me Cafe when we were down in Indy for GenCon. Decided to do a tea place where I didn’t have to pay for parking. I know some (like my brother) love the city and city life but constantly paying for parking is annoying. Anyway. A great cafe. Especially a safe spot for the black community. I’m partial myself (okay a quarter but the history speaks for itself.) I looked in their sample bin and picked out a few teas including this one. It has a sumptuous aroma. Rich berries and slightly woody aroma. The wet aroma has a unique almost smoky aroma along with wet, composting forest wood. The flavor comes out to be quite a bit woodier than it does fruity. In the dry and wet leaf, I searched for the blueberries and cranberries but only found one blueberry and no cranberry. The base leaf has a briskness as you would expect from a Ceylon. But to be honest I would prefer to pair this with Red Berries as it doesn’t do well on its own.
(This one also pairs well with Red Berries which is also a new favorite of my daughters)

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94

I always scope out tea places when I vacation in order to complete my vacation trifecta of things I must acquire from new places (tea, cupcakes, and jewelry). I found Tea’s Me Cafe through yelp and knew I had to go there when I saw this tea. I’ve reviewed the cafe on steepster as well so I’ll just focus on the tea here.

I liked it when they brewed it there, enough to take 4 oz home with me. I like it even better when I brewed it as I tend to use a little more leaf than suggested. This tea is creamy and heavenly and now I’m wishing I had gotten more than 4 oz. Thankfully I have relatives in Indy who may be able to procure some before family gatherings.

Resteep isn’t quite as flavorful but still good and I may be able to squeeze a third brew out of it too.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 6 min, 0 sec

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91

I’m definitely picking up more of the fruitier notes this go around. There is a certain ginger and faint cloves flavor that’s emerging. One of the best parts about this particular pot, is there is no one to share! :) Sorry, there’s a lot of truth to that though.

This is a much lighter Kenyan tea than I’m used to, but that’s completely alright. It is very smooth and pleasant to the palate. There is only a small dry astringency on the top of the tongue – dead in the middle.

I still haven’t made myself cold brew or chill this one yet, but that review will come soon. Maybe later this week. In the mean time, I’ll grab a cup here and there hot. It’s dependably delicious!

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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91

My stash of Kenyan Black Tea is running quite low, so I decided to grab some from my local tea cafe/shop and was very excited to find this one as an option!

There is a strong resemblance to Assam in appearance, with a good portion of golden tips. However, I find its flavor slightly reminiscent of a good quality Darjeeling.

This tea has plenty of complexity with its creamy, spicy and malty notes. The liquid is very smooth and savory with very little bitterness.

From what I see so far, this tea will work out very nicely chilled, sweetened slightly and served over ice.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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88
drank Yellow Sparrow by Tea's Me Cafe
17 tasting notes

Wow. This was the first thing I said when I took my first sip of the tea. I Have never had a yellow tea before so this one was especially amazing. So back to the tasting. This tea had an delectable aroma. The Tea first had an earthy smell too it. Secondly the tea had a delectable taste. IT has a smooth earthy flavor that reminded me of warm vanilla… The tea barely needed any sweetener and had a natural sweetness to it. IF there is one tea’ I recommend for anybody going to Tea’s Me.

Preparation
2 min, 45 sec

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81
drank Lapsang by Tea's Me Cafe
8 tasting notes

Smells FANTASTIC. I couldn’t help but open the tin at a traffic light on the way home.

It turned out very smokey and strong, reminding me of the first time I had Lapsang Souchong two years prior watching a Godzilla marathon. Not quite as strong as I remember it knocking my socks off but it more than gets the job done.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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drank Lapsang by Tea's Me Cafe
6 tasting notes

Very deep, smoky flavor. Tastes like a campfire!

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