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drank Rum Raisin by Lupicia
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Thanks again for the Lupicia samples, Cameron B! This is another one that looks like it is partially CTC and a raisin was able to finagle its way into the infuser. I haven’t drank much rum, so I’m not sure how accurate the flavor is. It isn’t plain black tea though. There is a boozy type of flavor and lingers. However, the flavor quality it most seems like is a Ceylon type of flavor that I’m not a huge fan of. If this was a blind taste test I might just call it a ‘more flavorful Ceylon’. I’m not sure what the base is, as the website doesn’t say. I feel like anything that is flavored with alcohol I can never taste, bourbon especially. So this might just taste mostly like Ceylon to me, but the best cup of Ceylon. The second cup lost a bit of that flavor though.
Steep #1 // 1 teaspoon for not quite full mug// 10 minutes after boiling // 2 minute steep
Steep #2 // just boiled // 3-4 minute steep

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Hi! I love tea and trying new ones – it adds a bit of variety to my day! Books, music, TV & movies are my thing… and tea, of course.

Some of my favorite tea shops (still operating):
birdandblendtea.com
teavivre.com
52teas.com
svtea.com
harney.com
angrytearoom.com
Dammann Freres
Yunnan Sourcing
fusionteas.com
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AprTea.com
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Lupicia
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singleoriginteas.com
teasenz.com
tealyra.com
whisperingpinestea.com
mandala
Teajo
verdanttea.com
thenecessiteas.com
Davidstea

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steapshoppe.com
steepcityteas.com
dellaterrateas.com
zentealife.com
theteamerchant.net
joysteaspoon.com
tealiciousllc.com
Rivertea
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Most of the teas listed in my cupboard are actually sample sizes. I don’t really have 2,000 ounces of tea around here! Many of my teas have only one teaspoon left… maybe two. But I like keeping them in my cupboard list for reference to what I could be sipping. Usually, I write tasting notes once for each tea. I’m still drinking them, just not writing tasting notes each time!

My dislikes: hibiscus, ginger (unless in chai), turmeric, bee pollen, charcoal type flavors

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95-100 – Super awesome deliciousness favorites – cupboard essential
80-95 – Also pretty delicious
65-80 – Pretty good
50-65 – Okay
1-50 – Probably won’t want to sip it again

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