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Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Somehow I don’t think I have any Irish teas? How is that possible… so the last couple days I’ve been majorly soaking the kettle and infusers - meaning microwave tea. Time to get to a few aging teabags. This was from a teabox ages ago, the packaging is just too cute… maybe I didn’t want to drink it because the wrapping was too nice. Now this isn’t a fair review, because I know I’ve had this for ages (also, microwave tea) but I was tasting hardly any cinnamon, maybe only a hint of tartness from “plum”. Somehow if I had to guess, I would have thought this was a mildly vanilla black tea. It was a decent cup. Now the tea kettle is clean and I’ve already brewed up some FRANKENBERRY. Also from another teabox…

Kittenna

Ooh, Frankenberry. I chanced on that into my recent 52teas bin foray, but didn’t pull it out. That will be April’s task, haha.

For whatever reason, I didn’t even think about drinking Irish teas. This in spite of having pulled out one a few days ago, by chance. Maybe I’ll pick that one to brew up if I make more tea tonight, which is not likely, it’s almost 1am.

tea-sipper

Frankenberry is old but still delicious! I forgot how I once would steep the older 52Teas at one minute for the first steep… somehow one minute results in much more flavor than I’d expect. I should remember this for more of my flavored teas.

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Kittenna

Ooh, Frankenberry. I chanced on that into my recent 52teas bin foray, but didn’t pull it out. That will be April’s task, haha.

For whatever reason, I didn’t even think about drinking Irish teas. This in spite of having pulled out one a few days ago, by chance. Maybe I’ll pick that one to brew up if I make more tea tonight, which is not likely, it’s almost 1am.

tea-sipper

Frankenberry is old but still delicious! I forgot how I once would steep the older 52Teas at one minute for the first steep… somehow one minute results in much more flavor than I’d expect. I should remember this for more of my flavored teas.

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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
aquartertotea.com
AprTea.com
Javateaco.com
Lupicia
eco-cha.com
justea.com
singleoriginteas.com
teasenz.com
tealyra.com
whisperingpinestea.com
mandala
Teajo
verdanttea.com
thenecessiteas.com
Davidstea

Favorite tea shops (RIP):
butikiteas.com
steapshoppe.com
steepcityteas.com
dellaterrateas.com
zentealife.com
theteamerchant.net
joysteaspoon.com
tealiciousllc.com
Rivertea
Specialteas

My icon photo is Richard Mayhew from the graphic novel ‘Neverwhere’ by Neil Gaiman, Mike Carey & Glenn Fabry.

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

My ratings:
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

I’m planning on being a Steepsterer as long as there IS a Steepster, so if you’re not hearing from me, that means something happened to my health… if you know what I mean. :D

Happy sipping!

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