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Baked Bread, Burnt Sugar, Butter, Caramel, Cherry, Cocoa, Cream, Dark Wood, Marshmallow, Salt, Smooth, Vanilla
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205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 0 sec 7 g 11 oz / 315 ml

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From Whispering Pines Tea Company

Rich, strong, and smooth, PTA is a dreamy breakfast tea! The long wiry leaves give a nose of chocolate, raisin, and spice, with a warm and mellow sweetness. The opening taste matches that scent perfectly, with chocolate and raisin dominating. A sweetness comparable to brown sugar holds though the session while other nuances such as cream, caramel, malt and fruit peek in every once in a while. Our favorite thing about this tea is how it manages to be so intensely strong while still incredibly smooth and sweet!

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Whispering Pines Tea Company is dedicated to bringing you the most original, pure, beautiful tea blends. We use only the highest quality ingredients available to create additive-free teas teas inspired by the pristine wilderness of Northern Michigan. Our main focus is on customer satisfaction and quality.

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The first steeping of this tea was fantastic. Thick liquor, a tad bit sweet, solid black tea flavor, some dried fruit flavor, and a gentle warm spice.

200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 30 sec 2 tsp 17 OZ / 500 ML

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The PTA has returned! This tea made quite a splash about two or three years ago, and it is back with a vengeance! The leaves are long, wiry, and pitch black. They carry an explosive scent of sweet caramel, cocoa, roast, baked bread (waffles?), melted butter, and a dash of salt. Sweet and savory. I warmed up my shibo and dumbed them inside. A good shake and a sniff, and I am in heaven. The warmed leaf gives a firm kola root scent along with dark cocoa, burnt sugar, more melted butter, and aromatic roast. I washed the leaves once and began my steeping. The taste blasts off with a lingering, thick, sweet, lucky charms marshmallow taste. A light malt tone weaves itself in along with some lengthy vanilla bean notes. The base has a slight wood tone, and the brew is deeply oily. This tea is completely satisfying. The next steep backs away from the marshmallow tones and presents some more woodiness with a little throat dryness. A direct fruity note burst through; I would call it chocolate covered pomegranate. The next steeping carries some dark cherry and dry dark cocoa. The malt becomes a bit more pronounced towards the end. Honestly, this is a great tea, and it is something you have to try at least once. My only complaint is that the first steeping was stars and fireworks, and the next couple were good but a little too harsh of a contrast from the initial taste. Otherwise, this is a stellar treat.

Flavors: Baked Bread, Burnt Sugar, Butter, Caramel, Cherry, Cocoa, Cream, Dark Wood, Marshmallow, Salt, Smooth, Vanilla

Boiling 0 min, 15 sec 7 g 4 OZ / 130 ML

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