My tea-drinking was kind of boring this week. I just kept drinking Laoshan Black at work and a little Butiki Violet Rose Callendula. I have\n’t been very adventurous I guess. I got out of work early today, so I decided to treat myself with a trip to Harney & Sons Soho.

This tea was lovely! The first thing that hit me were notes of clove and cinnamon. Then malt and apricot/peach notes. It is a very bright taste and my tastebuds really tasted the difference between this and all the Laoshan black I’ve been drinking. As it cools, it gets maltier, loses some of the spice tones, and actually becomes a little nuttier. I really enjoyed my pot of this tea.!

It also went really well with the cheddar and chive scone I got, which I loved so much I got the vanilla scone too. I did say this was a treat, right?

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I run, I sing, I drink tea. That’s the best description I have of me.

I’ve always enjoyed tea, but have just started trying out a lot more loose teas and varied brands. I’m really excited about a site like steepster so I can read about what people think about different teas.

Oh and I really hate Lipton tea. There’s something just awful about it and I can’t understand why nearly every local diner only has Lipton.

Also I’m on the search for a full-bodied, fruity blackberry tea. So if you have any suggestions feel free to throw them my way! :-)


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